Sun, 13/04/14 – 20:06 | No Comment

Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Hamlin Says His Head Is Back In The Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin said Friday that his bell has stopped ringing and that he has no concerns about his physical condition in the wake of a hard hit he took during Thursday’s Sprint Cup test session at Kansas Speedway.
“Feel 100 percent today,” Hamlin said. “Thought I was [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – It seems like a no brainer. Don Panoz helped revive the Le Mans 24-hour from its doldrums at the turn of the century and Jim France re-invented a sagging Daytona 24-hour. Combining the respective American series launched by these two men seems like a great idea [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Is NASCAR Sending Message On Head Injuries?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan, – Officially, not much has changed with NASCAR’s policy on driver injuries in the wake of what happened to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega two weeks ago. Officially, a driver who can navigate his damaged car back to the garages after a wreck still will not be [...]

Thu, 10/18/12 – 15:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Announces Major Format Changes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR officials on Tuesday unveiled a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, the most significant of which is a new qualifying format in the Sprint Cup Series.
That new format marks a return to the past as automatic entry into race fields by the top 35 cars in owner [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 11:39 | One Comment
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s retooled-for-2013 Sprint Cup cars, with their emphasis on showroom-style bodywork and mechanical grip, will not necessarily change what Greg Biffle calls the “hornet’s nest” that is restrictor plate racing.
“You’re always going to have plates. I don’t think it’s going to change it an ounce,” Biffle [...]

Mon, 10/15/12 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
DeltaWing Headed To Petit
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Nissan’s DeltaWing will compete in next weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, first race in North America for the revolutionary prototype. And the good news is that Saturday’s appearance at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., will not be the car’s last in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
ALMS officials and sanctioning [...]

Sun, 10/14/12 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Fuel mileage strategy can be defined rather simply – a love-hate relationship.
In Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, that often frustrating facet of racing smiled on Clint Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing team, allowing the Kansas native to collect his first victory in the Chase and third [...]

Sun, 10/14/12 – 6:14 | Comments Off
Head Injury Turned Ricky Craven Upside Down
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – When former NASCAR driver and now ESPN analyst Ricky Craven heard Dale Earnhardt Jr. was stepping out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for two Sprint Cup races it resurrected a lot of memories for the 46-year-old Maine native.
That’s because Craven was driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet when [...]

Sat, 10/13/12 – 12:17 | One Comment