Thu, 28/08/14 – 15:42 | One Comment

Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart will be back in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a spokesman for Stewart said Thursday.
Stewart’s ride at Atlanta will mark his first start since Aug. 3 at Pocono Raceway.
Stewart sat out the past three races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Michigan International Speedway [...]

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Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory
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Tony Kanaan, the fun-loving and popular veteran driver from Brazil, won his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday when a yellow flag came out with Kanaan leading and three laps to go in the 200-lap race.
The victory in the 97th running of the big race came in Kanaan’s 12th start. It came after several painfully frustrating close [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR drivers have a personal trainer and follow a strict workout schedule while others compete in marathons and triathlons, but none of those are for Brad Keselowski. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers to rely on mental toughness.
“I’ve never really been big into the whole workout routine thing,” Keselowski [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 12:37 | Comments Off
The 600 Is Milestone For Iconic Wood Brothers
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Glen Wood first competed in a NASCAR race on May 17, 1953 and ever since the Stuart, Va., family has produced memorable, history-making moments in the sport. Another one of those will occur Sunday when Trevor Bayne gives the famed Wood Brothers their 1,400th NASCAR Cup [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 12:34 | Comments Off
Today’s Indianapolis 500 Favorite Is: The Field
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – The favorite for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 depends on who you ask, but the consensus of the 33 drivers is that the 97th running of the big race is going to be ultra competitive.
The 2012 race was about as competitive as it gets, with 10 drivers leading laps and [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Gives Nationwide Foes A History Lesson
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Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win Saturday’s History 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR’s record books.
Busch beat Kahne to the finish line by .939 seconds to claim a record seventh NNS victory at Charlotte, breaking a tie with [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 18:09 | Comments Off
France: NASCAR To Bring Innovation In-House
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR’s first five decades, innovations and technology in the sport primarily came from the race teams, but now those items will originate at the sanctioning body’s Research and Development Center in Concord, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday.
“We’re going to use a lot more science [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 17:46 | One Comment
NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday Bruton Smith hadn’t requested a realignment of a Sprint Cup Series event at one of his tracks, but he would prefer Charlotte Motor Speedway’s October race remain at the 53-year-old facility.
“Our preference, my preference, is to make the events where they are more successful,” France [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Zanardi Finally Gets What He’s Owed At Indy
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Zanardi finally got the bonus he negotiated with team owner Chip Ganassi nearly two decades ago.
The two-time Champ Car champion, who survived the loss of both legs in a race crash in Germany in 2001 and has gone on to even greater triumphs in his life, was [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Simon Pagenaud is that Honda Performance Development apparently has closed the horsepower gap on rival Chevrolet heading into Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud, who will start from the outside of the seventh row, topped [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 7:59 | Comments Off