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Archive for December 2009

McMurray, Allmendinger Get Their Racing Fix During Daytona KartWeek

Jamie McMurray and AJ Allmendinger took to Daytona’s karting circuit along with hundreds of competitors in the annual Daytona Kartweek By Cometic Gasket event.

Donny Schatz wins another race down under

For Schatz the win was the 32nd of his career at the track. He has won at least one race at Parramatta every year since 2000.

NHRA Stars Prepare For Bobsled Challenge

NHRA stars aim to do well in the 5th Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge set for Jan. 8-10 at teh Olympic complex in Lake Placid, NY.

2010 Budweiser Shootout At Daytona Features Revised Criteria

The Budweiser Shootout – a “non-points” event for NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors – was first held in 1979, originally known as the Busch Clash. Kevin Harvick won last year’s event.

Drivers Are Indeed Athletes

Jimmie Johnson made sports history in 2009, and the Associated Press recognized that and rewarded him for it.

Holmes Hungry For Win At NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

California’s Eric Holmes, aims to grab NASCAR’s top short-track prize in Toyota All-Star Showdown.

2009 World of Outlaws Season Review: Donny Schatz

In his second season driving for Tony Stewart Racing, Donny Schatz won 12 times and led the series with 39 Top-Five finishes en route to claiming the title by just 19 points over Jason Meyers, making it the closest finish in World of Outlaws history. ASA NWLMT 2010 Schedule

The ASA Northwest Late Model Tour has released its 2010 season schedule and makes two stops in the Inland Empire next summer.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top Performances Of 2009

Jimmie Johnson made NASCAR history by becoming the first driver to win four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.

2009 Season Review: Joey Saldana

Among the wins for Joey Saldana in 2009 was his second $50,000 Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California, along with the $20,000 inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri, as well as two victories at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.


The Napa Auto Parts Ignitor has been added to the event schedule for the 2010 season, and will be held April 30-May 2 at Firebird Raceway. The event will feature Nostalgia Nitro Top Fuel dragsters.

Mayhew Hopes To Continue Success At NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

As a winner in the NASCAR Camping World Series this season, David Mayhew is among a group of drivers who have secured a starting spot in the big race.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Top Performances Of 2009

In capturing his first NASCAR national series title and the first series driver championship for Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch put together a dominating year making good on the media’s pre-season prediction for the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion.

Danica and the Power of NASCAR

On December 8, all the speculation that’s been going on for months, even years, finally reached its conclusion when Danica Patrick, the face of the IndyCar Series, formally announced a two-year NASCAR Nationwide Series deal with JR Motorsports.

2009 Season Review: Jason Meyers

Jason Meyers had one goal heading into the 2009 campaign and that was to pick up his first career World of Outlaws title.

Tony Berry and B&B Motorsports 2009 Recap

With weather dictating the early season schedule the first event that Tony Berry and team
competed in was the INSCA event at the newly re-opened Spokane County Raceway, an
ultra-fast half mile oval in Airway Heights, WA.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Top Performances of 2009

With Ron Hornaday Jr. behind the wheel of the No. 33 Chevrolet, the Kevin Harvick Inc. owners grabbed their second owners’ title.

2010 World of Outlaws Schedule Released at Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

Drivers will compete nearly 80 times from coast-to-coast as well as in Canada in the coming year, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 2010 schedule was released at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.

2009 World of Outlaws Season Review: Danny Lasoski

After the team gelled toward the end of the spring, Lasoski reached Victory Lane for the first of five times on the year, taking the checkered flag at Delaware International Speedway to score his first victory as a member of the Parsons Motorsports camp and the team’s first World of Outlaws win since 2005.

NASCAR Camping World West 2010 Schedule Announced

The NASCAR Camping World Series West will kick off its 57th season on March 27 with the first of two visits to All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.

Bowles Heads Back To West Coast For NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

2009 NASCAR Camping World West Series champion, Jason Bowles, has some unfinished business in his native California. The former Ontario resident, who recently turned 27 years old, will be returning home next month to compete in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

Pursley Hopes To Return To Victory Lane In NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which attracts the top drivers from across the country to what has become the pinnacle of short-track racing in America, is slated for Jan. 29-30 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.). It’s a track where Greg Pursley was based for many years.

East Champ Truex Commits To NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which brings together the top racers from across North America for the ”Daytona 500 of short-track racing,” will be highlighted by the 225-lap Camping World Series all-star race.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week – Day 1

On Monday, as Champion’s Week began in the 2009 champion’s hometown of El Cajon, Calif., it was Johnson and his wife, Chandra, handing out the awards – nearly $1 million in grants divided among schools in California, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

2009 Season Review: Kraig Kinser

The 2009 campaign started off for Kraig Kinser with a bang for him as he finished fourth on the opening night of the Florida DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

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