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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Field Set In Sonoma
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Funny Car driver Matt Hagan, David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
No one bettered Hagan’s track record performance of 3.986 seconds at 320.51 mph in his [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard
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Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a record-setting lap at 187.531 mph on Saturday afternoon.
Points leader and the winner of last year’s Brickyard race Jimmie Johnson was second at 187.438 mph.
The pole was the 50th of Newman’s career  but first at Indy and his [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Two Brickyarders Have Chance To Rise Above
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis Motor Speedway history has been stuck on four – four event winners – for a lot of years. Two Sprint Cup teammates think too many years, and would love like crazy to do some un-sticking on Sunday afternoon in the 2013 running of the Brickyard 400.
Hendrick Motorsport’s Jimmie Johnson [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Hagan In Record Form In Sonoma
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Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan raced to the provisional class lead in dominating fashion Friday during the opening day of qualifications for the 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Ryan Dalziel took the lead with 9 minutes remaining and went on to take checkered flag for his Starworks Motorsports team Friday to win the Rolex Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sharing the wheel with Dalziel in the BMW Riley DP car was co-driver Alex Popow. The victory was the second straight at [...]

Fri, 07/26/13 – 20:01 | Comments Off
NASCAR Network Surfing: Good Or Bad For Fans?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
ESPN is getting out of NASCAR, NBC is getting in and Fox is Fox. So who here are making the good moves, who are making the bad moves and, most importantly, are any of the the moves good for fans?
Any analysis of the situation must, it seems, start with an [...]

Fri, 07/26/13 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Jordan Taylor Racks Up Another Grand-Am Pole
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Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position, breaking the track record with a lap of 1 minute, 22.251 seconds (110.909 mph) in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
He will be joined on the front row by Memo Rojas, who ran his final lap in 1:22.375 (110.742 mph) [...]

Thu, 07/25/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Austin Dillon Wins Truck Race At Dirty Old Eldora
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Austin Dillon won Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Racing Series event at Eldora Speedway in NASCAR’s return to dirt-track racing.
Dillon stayed ahead of Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman as they banged away at each other over the final scheduled laps of the three-segment, 150-lapper and then through a couple more laps after a green/white/checkered restart.
“It [...]

Wed, 07/24/13 – 22:54 | Comments Off
Stewart Has Dirty Reputation As Track Owner
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Dave Blaney will make a rare start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tonight when he pilots the No. 19 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski in the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.
Aside from being a veteran driver, Blaney also wears the hat of a race [...]

Wed, 07/24/13 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Kanaan Heads Back For Seconds At The Brickyard
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Apparently, it’s the best-tasting meal in auto racing: 100-year-old red brick coated with a thin film of motor oil and lightly sprinkled with a gritty dusting of pulverized rubber. It’s so good that Tony Kanaan just could not wait a whole year to put his lips to another helping.
During a teleconference on Tuesday afternoon, Kanaan [...]

Tue, 07/23/13 – 19:45 | Comments Off