Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock

NHRA’s Pro Stock Car category, which will compete at all 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2018, will feature eight-car fields at nine selected national events and traditional 16-car fields at the other 15 races.
The NHRA said the change in field size is intended to elevate competition and spark renewed interest in the […]

Thu, 10/5/17 – 7:23 | Comments Off on NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
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Helio Castroneves and Team Penske confirmed Wednesday the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series star is leaving open-wheel racing to join the organization’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Castroneves will partner with previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing one of two Acura […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
Formula 1 racing will move back to ESPN beginning with the 2018 season it was announced on Wednesday.
ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship. The first Formula 1 race ever aired in the U.S. was on ABC in 1962.
Beginning with the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 25, and ending […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:21 | Comments Off on F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
In the 1960s, a Mars Hill College professor saw Robert Yates working on a farmer’s tractor one Sunday afternoon instead of in his dorm room studying. The professor told Yates he would never amount to anything because of his actions.
Time-and-time again Yates proved that professor wrong, establishing a NASCAR […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:09 | 2 Comments
Torrence Blows Through Gateway
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Steve Torrence could not stop his Top Fuel dragster Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park.  No competitor could stop Torrence on Sunday, as the Texan ended up parked in Victory Circle after the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Torrence defeated Doug Kalitta in a final round decided by just 0.008-seconds at the […]

Mon, 10/2/17 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Torrence Blows Through Gateway
Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover

Kyle Busch tracked down Chase Elliott over the final 40 or so laps, caught him and passed him for the lead with just over one lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Playoffs race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was Busch’s fourth of the season and second of the playoffs and […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover
Verstappen Captures Malaysia
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing won Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Finishing second was Britain’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third.
Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari drove a remarkable race, coming back to claim fourth place after having started at the back of the grid.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas in fifth.
A day after his […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Verstappen Captures Malaysia
Rhodes Picks Up First Truck Win
Ben Rhodes took the lead on the final restart and held off Christopher Bell to capture the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The victory was Rhodes first in the series.
Rhodes, who earlier in the season lost what appeared to be a sure victory at Kansas Speedway when a piece […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Rhodes Picks Up First Truck Win
KB Doing OK At St. Lou
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Four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson led a 1-2-3 sweep for Ken Black Racing as qualifying concluded Saturday for the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Anderson, who claimed his 91st career pole, was joined by teammates Bo Butner and Jason Line in the second and third […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 8:29 | Comments Off on KB Doing OK At St. Lou
Blaney Gets Xfinity Win In Dover
Dave Blaney dominated the late going and went on to win Saturdays’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Playoff driver William Byron led every lap of the 60-circuit first stage and banked a playoff point, Blaney took the lead off pit road under caution on Lap 64. Blaney kept his No. 22 Team Penske Ford […]

Sat, 09/30/17 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Blaney Gets Xfinity Win In Dover