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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Gibbs Takes Big Swing At Keselowski, Remarks
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Sometimes – in racing and in life in general – success is the result of hard work and the creative application of intellect and experience. Sometimes it’s the result of thievery.
Brad Keselowski clearly thinks that it is a bit of the latter which has been holding back him and his [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 16:15 | 2 Comments
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

Fri, 06/14/13 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Jason Leffler Killed In Dirt Race
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Driver Jason Leffler, 37, died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Leffler, who competed in all of the top three NASCAR national series, had to be extricated from his sprint car after it flipped during a heat race. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. [...]

Thu, 06/13/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Ford’s Allison Talks About Strengths, Struggles
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ongoing development of team synergy – specifically between longtime powerhouse Roush Fenway Racing and newcomer Penske Racing – dominated questions directed to Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing, during a national teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Through the season’s first 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Ford drivers have scored two victories in [...]

Wed, 06/12/13 – 11:30 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 19:21 | One Comment
Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today
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By Len Hayward | Correpondent
FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s been more than a decade since an open-wheel car owned by Jim Hall has occupied space in an IndyCar Series garage.
But even as the cars have changed over the years, the innovations that the now 77-year old Hall and his team manufactured during the 1960s through [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 13:55 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 6:42 | One Comment
Newlywed Bayne Wins Iowa
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Trevor Bayne exchanged vows with new wife, Ashton, on Tuesday and celebrated their honeymoon on Sunday by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Bayne passed Austin Dillon with 11 laps remaining of Austin Dillon – who had led 207 laps – clinched the victory.
“It’s such a special week for me,” Bayne said. “I [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Johnson Is Anything But Pokey At Pocono
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Jimmie Johnson was the easy winner Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400. He lead 128 of the event’s 160 laps won for the third time in 2013.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver continued to build on his series points lead,  increasing his advantage over second-place Carl Edwards (18th Sunday) to 51 [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 8:16 | Comments Off