Sat, 23/08/14 – 14:10 | 19 Comments

I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I [...]

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Worsham Leads Assault On Record Book At Thunder Valley
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With the quickest run of his career and the quickest Funny Car run in 2013, Del Worsham led a parade of track records en route to the qualifying lead on Friday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Taylors Sew Up Front Row At Mid-Ohio
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The No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP of Wayne Taylor Racing will start Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic from the pole for the second race in a row after qualifying Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington.
Jordan Taylor, the recently turned 22-year-old whose 23-year-old brother Ricky Taylor made [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Marco Andretti P1 In Milwaukee
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Marco Andretti won the pole for Satuday’s Miwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Race at the Milwaukee Mile with a lap at 170.515 mph.
Second fastest was his Andretti Autosport teammate, James Hinchcliffe.
Third was Team Penske driver Will Power.
“So far, that was about as good as we could run, so I’m pleased,” said Andretti, who earned his first [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Speeds To Michigan Pole
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Carl Edwards won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Edwards, driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, laid down a lap at 202.564 mph.
“We’ve been working very hard and trying to turn the corner with these Ford Fusions to make them faster,” Edwards said. “I just cannot wait to [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Gibbs Takes Big Swing At Keselowski, Remarks
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Sometimes – in racing and in life in general – success is the result of hard work and the creative application of intellect and experience. Sometimes it’s the result of thievery.
Brad Keselowski clearly thinks that it is a bit of the latter which has been holding back him and his [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 16:15 | 2 Comments
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
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Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Jason Leffler Killed In Dirt Race
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Driver Jason Leffler, 37, died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Leffler, who competed in all of the top three NASCAR national series, had to be extricated from his sprint car after it flipped during a heat race. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. [...]

Thu, 06/13/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Ford’s Allison Talks About Strengths, Struggles
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ongoing development of team synergy – specifically between longtime powerhouse Roush Fenway Racing and newcomer Penske Racing – dominated questions directed to Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing, during a national teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Through the season’s first 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Ford drivers have scored two victories in [...]

Wed, 06/12/13 – 11:30 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
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INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 19:21 | One Comment
Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today
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By Len Hayward | Correpondent
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s been more than a decade since an open-wheel car owned by Jim Hall has occupied space in an IndyCar Series garage.
But even as the cars have changed over the years, the innovations that the now 77-year old Hall and his team manufactured during the 1960s through [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 13:55 | One Comment