Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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NASCAR Penalizes Woman Who Struck Papis
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has penalized the woman who slapped Max Papis following last weekend’s race in Canada.
Kelly Heaphy, who was with the No. 6 team at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, has been fined $2,500 and denied access to all NASCAR events indefinitely for her involvement in an altercation with a competitor following [...]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
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Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, announced Wednesday that he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.
The native of South Boston, Va., has won four of his 21 NSCS victories with the team. [...]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – An upbeat Tony Stewart said Tuesday he would return to the cockpit of his No. 14 Chevrolet for the Daytona 500, but admitted a tremendous amount of therapy lay ahead of him before he could resume his passion – driving a race car.
“If it [injury] had happened [...]

Tue, 09/3/13 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops Nationals; Countdown Field Set
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For NHRA Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon, the 2013 U.S. Nationals weekend in Indianapolis became The Big Goes.
Langdon drove his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to victories in both the special $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Sunday and the Nationals themselves on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and John Hall [...]

Mon, 09/2/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta
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Kyle Busch came on strong over the final 40 laps of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and went on to post his fourth victory of the season.
The victory was the second in the last four races for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at the Watkins Glen International [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 22:23 | Comments Off
Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals
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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the world’s most prestigious drag race – the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon and Jack Beckman raced to thrilling $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout victories in their respective [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the third installment in a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part One and Two)
HAMPTON, Ga. [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:52 | One Comment
Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
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Simon Pagenaud became a two-time IZOD IndyCar Series race-winner Sunday when he won the Grand Prix of Baltimore street race.
In picking up the victory, and because many of the series’ top points earners ran into trouble in Baltimore, Pagenaud moved up to third in the season standings.
“The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Teen Chase Elliott Wins Canadian Truck Race
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Seventeen-year-old Chase Elliott won Sunday’s inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Motorsports Park.
Elliott sent race leader Ty Dillon hard into the tire barriers in the 2.459-mile road course’s final turn to get his first victory.
Elliott, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, won in just his sixth [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Even with just two races to go until the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, there are still a large handful of berth-earning scenarios. That, thanks to tight points races and, of course, the wild card provision.
But it’s also easy to identify the drivers who could semi-accurately [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 9:53 | One Comment