Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Edwards, Fennig Hope To Put Trickle In Victory Lane
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Thanks to Carl Edwards, his Wisconsin-born crew chief Jimmy Fennig and many of his Roush-Fenway Racing crew, legendary short-track driver Dick Trickle has one more opportunity to visit victory lane.
That opportunity will be Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:38 | Comments Off
John Force Ready To Beat Up On The Sharks
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
TOPEKA, Kan. – John Force was in an anecdotal kind of mood Friday as he “relaxed” in his motorhome at Heartland Park Topeka. Apparently when things are not going well for the 15-time NHRA Funny Car champion, stories with uplifting morals come to mind.
And, with neither he nor his other [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:36 | Comments Off
Garages React With Shock, Sadness To Trickle
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – A cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in another. Those were legendary driver Dick Trickle’s staples, but it was his sense of humor and willingness to help others that will always endear him to those who knew him.
Perhaps that’s the reason it came [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers to beat during Saturday’s Pole Day qualifications for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Viso recorded a lap of 39.2093-seconds at 229.537 mph in the [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Schumacher Fastest In Topeka
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Seven-time champion Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Schumacher, the series points leader in the 8,000-horsepower category, posted a [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Hits Lottery
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Kyle Busch won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch charged from the back of the field after a pit road penalty to win in the series for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire. The victory was Busch’s fifth at Charlotte and the [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:41 | Comments Off
Edwards On All-Star Pole
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Benefiting from a high-speed trip down pit road and a quick pit stop during the unique three-lap regimen in Friday’s time trials, Carl Edwards won the pole for the 29th running of NASCAR’s non-points all-star event.
With the pit road speed limit waived for the qualifying session, Edwards ran three laps—including a mandatory four-tire pit stop—in [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:58 | Comments Off
Aussie V8 Supercars Set To Mess With Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – Intent on adding the United States to its global expansion list, the Australian V8 Supercars Championship began hot-lapping around Circuit of The Americas Friday in sedans featuring steering wheels on the “wrong side,” marques like Holden Commodore and the promise of door-banging worthy of “RU Faster Than [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Bernstein Looking Comfortable At Morgan Lucas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

TOPEKA, Kan. – Brandon Bernstein looked anything but comfortable as he made his way around his team’s compound at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday. He was kind of waddling and weaving and making odd facial grimace kind of deals – all as a result of a mysteriously herniated disc in his lower back.
But rather oddly, [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off
If It’s May, It Must Be All-Star Tweak Season
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – The only things certain in life are death, taxes and the annual tweaking of the format for NASCAR’s annual Sprint All-Star race.
Among the changes to this year’s running of the event is a potential, whopper cash payout and a throwback theme during time trials.
If a single driver [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 14:16 | One Comment