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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Schatz Claws Way To Knoxville Victory
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Donny Schatz, who started well back in the field, won the 53rd running of the Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
After struggling during the Wednesday preliminary feature, Schatz was forced to start Saturday on the outside of the second row in the Last Chance Showdown, or B-main. He won that [...]

Sun, 08/11/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
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Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer of Starworks Motorsports teamed for their first  Grand-Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype victory, winning Saturday’s VISITFLORIDA.Com 250 at Road America.
Hartley took the lead when the front runners pitted under a late caution, and then pulled away in the No. 8 BMW/Riley, beating Joao Barbosa to the checkered flag by 4.290 [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 20:28 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Fourth Straight On The Glen Twisties
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Brad Keselowski won his fourth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Watkins Glen International and tied Sam Ard’s record for consecutive victories in the series.
Keselowski’s 1.418-second victory over Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. was his fourth in his last four NNS starts this season (though not in consecutive events) and the 24th of [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Ambrose On Pole At The Glen
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Marcos Ambrose took a giant step toward winning his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday by winning the pole for Sunday’s event on Saturday.
The only driver to exceed 128 mph in Saturday’s time trials at the 2.45-mile road course, the Richard Petty Racing driver clocked a track-record 68.777 [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Wins Final Qualifier At Knoxville
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Kyle Larson was the big winner in Friday’s final qualifying night for the 53rd Knoxville Nationals and in the process earned a spot in Saturday’s $150,000-to-win, 50-lap main event at Knoxville Raceway.
Larson, who started his day in a NASCAR Nationwide Car at Watkins Glen International in New York, passed Chad Kemenah on the second lap, [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 7:45 | Comments Off
Drivers On Stewart’s Moonlighting: Bully For Him
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On Friday morning at Watkins Glen International, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a few minutes talking about that day in 2004 when he found himself stuck in a burning Corvette that he had crashed during a morning warmup session for a sports car race at the Sonoma road course.
He spent those minutes talking about it because [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 21:46 | One Comment
Cameron Puts Sahlen On Pole At Road America
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Dane Cameron of Team Sahlen on Friday captured the pole for Saturdays’s VISITFLORIDA.com Sports Car 250 at Road America in Elkhard Lake, Wis.
Cameron won his pole with a track record lap of 2 minutes, .028 seconds (121.412 mph) in the No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW/Riley. That made Team Sahlen the first team to win poles [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Brown, Saldana On Front Row At Knoxville
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Brian Brown charged to victory on Thursday’s 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals qualifying night at Knoxville Raceway, putting him on the front row alongside Joey Saldana for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event.
Kerry Madsen was second with Kevin Swindell, Roger Crockett and Saldana rounding out the top five. Saldana also led qualifying and finished fourth in his [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Cup Absence Could Be A Lengthy One
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Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said that driver Tony Stewart will be out of action for weeks, but he does know exactly how many weeks.
Zipadelli participated in a teleconference with the media on Wednesday and his message was that there is plenty of hope about the three-time Sprint [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 13:24 | One Comment
Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart
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A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 12:49 | Comments Off