Thu, 18/09/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

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Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Like, ouch.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 15:48 | 6 Comments
Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky
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Ty Dillon crossed the finish line 5.736 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski to win Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran third, followed by reigning series champion James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
“To beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, two of the best drivers on four wheels right now, is pretty [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Trucker Jeb Burton Is Ready To ‘Do It Again’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Twenty days have passed since Jeb Burton scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway. Practically speaking, the celebration lasted less than 24 hours after 20-year-old Jeb had added his name to the Burton family’s NASCAR legacy.
“Everything’s calmed down. It was a really cool experience, but [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:42 | Comments Off
F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Porsche’s return to the  LMP1 class at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship continues to take shape as the German carmaker announced Thursday that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will co-drive the new car when it debuts next season.
For the 2014 season, Webber, who will leave his [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Returns To Cockpit At Route 66
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NHRA Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens took last weekend off, but missing the series’ inaugural New England Nationals in Epping, N.H. was anything but a vacation. Enders-Stevens was forced off the track because of sponsorship issues at Cagnazzi Racing and it hurt like crazy.
This weekend, Enders-Stevens will be back in [...]

Wed, 06/26/13 – 15:43 | Comments Off
Return Of Porsche Giving Sports Cars A Major Buzz
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You probably need cut some slack to those who have expressed disappointment with the quality of racing in the LMP1 class at Le Mans the last two years: Even though the Toyota TS030 hybrids made things surprisingly interesting in last weekend’s race, and even though the Audi R18 hybrids are [...]

Tue, 06/25/13 – 13:11 | 2 Comments
Sonoma Win Takes Waltrip Back To ‘A Special Day’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Martin Truex Jr. didn’t break the longest non-winning streak among active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Sunday with his victory at Sonoma Raceway. That dubious record still belongs to 2000 Cup champion Bobby Labonte at 340 consecutive races…and counting.
There was a time when Truex’s team co-owner, Michael Waltrip, was burdened [...]

Mon, 06/24/13 – 6:52 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. Ends Record Dry Spell At Sonoma
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Martin Truex Jr. ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR Sunday when he won the road race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The convincing victory for Truex Jr. in the Toyota Save Mart 350 ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4, 2007 at Dover, where he finished 7,355 seconds ahead [...]

Sun, 06/23/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Gets Around to Winning At An Oval
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James Hinchcliffe, who led 33 total laps on ovals in his previous two seasons in the series, led all but 24 to dominate the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway. The victory was the Andretti Autosport driver’s first on an oval.
The Canadian driver became the only three-time winner this season and [...]

Sun, 06/23/13 – 17:57 | Comments Off