Archive for July 2009
It was a historic night as Auto Clearing Motor Speedway hosted the first NASCAR-sanctioned event in the province of Saskatchewan as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series made its debut at the .333-mile oval.
Defending Idaho 200 champion, Gary Lewis, has won two straight 200’s at Stateline Speedway, three consecutive Montana 200’s and is looking do add a third Idaho crown this weekend in the 10th Annual running of the quarter-mile facilities premier event.
While Stateline Speedway is in the midst of hosting its 10th Annual Idaho 200 weekend there is still plenty more options available to race fans from drag racing to motorcycles and Legends cars. Check out what’s on tap this weekend.
Jeff Fenton will have his work cut out for him on Friday night as the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association points leader will be out to stay ahead of second-place running David Garber and will have to contend with several new drivers trying to grab a top-6 finishing position and a spot in Sunday’s Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway.
Minegar Racing’s two-car effort will be out in force this weekend at the Idaho 200 in search of win’s in the 100-lap Carbon X Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and the Idaho 200. One half of the team, Craig Bell, is hoping to turn around a tough season with a good run at Stateline Speedway.
Jason Sides won his second career main event at Ohsweken Speedway, as he was also victorious in 2007 when the World of Outlaws made their debut at the 3/8-mile located in Ontario, Canada.
At age 51, Ron Hornaday’s fifth win of 2009 ties him with Harry Gant and Joe Ruttman for the most wins in the same season by a driver over the age of 50.
A familar name in Unlimited Hydroplane racing returns to the SeaFair pits this weekend to help guide the U-25 team driven by Dr. Ken Muscatel.
Stateline Speedway kicked off its 10th Annual Idaho 200 week with some great Wednesday Night Fever action at the Post Falls quarter-mile.
Andrew Ranger, 22, led the race the entire way, but had to hold off a hard-charging JR Fitzpatrick in a three-lap sprint to the finish after a late caution flag.
As a two-time and defending Idaho 200 champion, Gary Lewis knows that he will have his work cut out for a third straight victory come this Sunday’s main event.
The 2010 Ford Mustang will join the 2010 Fusion (Sprint Cup) and the 2009 Ford F-Series (Camping World Truck Series) as Ford’s competitive entries in NASCAR’s three major professional series.
Jason Meyers took the lead on a restart from Jason Sides in turn three on the 10th lap and would pace the field for the remainder of the 30-lap contest to score his fifth A-Feature win of the season.
John Dillon leads the chase for the 2009 RMCS championship with Jeff Jefferson nipping at his heels but it’s Thane Alderman that will be looking for a repeat performance on Saturday night.
Race fans in Iowa are expected to turn out in record numbers on Saturday when the NASCAR Nationwide Series runs its debut race at Iowa Speedway.
After apparent race winner, Jason Fraser, was disqualified for a rules violation series officials moved Pete Harding to the top spot in the 100-lap event held at Evergreen Speedway.
Jim Inglebright brings momentum with him, after winning the most recent NASCAR Camping World Series West race – which was at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway on July 19 as he heads to Miller Motorsports park in Utah this weekend.
What the North Carolina area is to stock cars the greater Seattle region is for Unlimited Hydroplane racing-home to the majority of races teams and a stop on the seasonal schedule. After a swing to the Midwest that wrapped up last weekend in the Tri-Cities many teams are busy preparing for the ‘home’ race this weekend-Seafair.
A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 2.
Jason Sides will defend his win at Ohsweken Speedway in 2007 this week as the series returns to the always racy 3/8-mile owned by Glenn Styres.
This event is slated to be one of the largest events of the season at Spokane County Raceway, with racing action including Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Pro Mods, A/Fuel Dragsters, Nostalgia Alcohol Funny Cars and Jet Cars.
Jimmie Johnson ran behind race leader Juan Pablo Montoya and Mark Martin until Montoya received a pass-through speeding penalty during a late race pit stop.
Antron Brown, Tim Wilkerson, Jason Line and Andrew Hines were winners in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in Sonoma, Calif.
For Steve David and the Oberto team, it was a near perfect weekend. He won all four of his heats, with the only glitch coming in the form of a 150 point penalty in heat 1-A on Saturday for a lane infraction.
For Craig Dollansky, it was the 29th A-Feature win of his career with the World of Outlaws and the first triumph of his career in the state of New York. He has now won A-Feature events in 18 different states with the series.
Shane Mitchell debuted his new late model race car at Yakima Speedway on Saturday night but it was division points leader Owen Riddle that hand the hot hand en route to the main event victory.
A little rain didn’t bother the crowd gathered for Saturday’s program at Ephrata Raceway Park. Spanaway’s Mike Press picked up the Northwest Outlaw Street Stock Series main event victory.
Jeff Bird made the most of his second 2009 start on the Northwest Modified series with a win Saturday night at Stateline Speedway.
Steve David J. Michael Kelly picked up wins in the Saturday portion of the ABRA Columbia Cup Unlimited Hydroplane action in Kennewick.
Kyle Busch led coming to the green flag on Lap 174, but Carl Edwards battled him hard and finally made the pass for the lead on Lap 179.
With the qualifying effort Greg Anderson became the fourth driver in his category to secure a position in the Countdown to 1, NHRA’s playoffs. It was his fourth No. 1 of the season, 73rd of his career and his sixth at Infineon Raceway.
Jeff Smyth made the most of his shot to drive Bill Mitchell’s Ford Mustang in the Insty-Prints Compact 50 at Montana Raceway Park. The impending late model driver held off astrong field for the main event victory in the 50-lap event.
This is Mark Martin’s 45th pole in 742 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Martin moves into a tie for 10th with Buck Baker on the all-time poles list.
Kurt Busch said he hadn’t had a chance before Friday to respond to a text message from Johnson offering to talk after a late-race clash between the two NASCAR stars sent Busch to a 17th-place finish at Chicago and left him fuming.
The Northwest Pro 4 Alliance will be at Stateline Speedway on August 8th and this will be one good show.
J.R. Todd, Matt Hagan, Ron Krisher and Eddie Krawiec were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Ron Hornaday used the preferred outside lane and held off repeated inside moves by Mike Skinner to win his 44th NASCAR Camping World Truck race.
It was the ninth win of Greg Hodnett’s career with the World of Outlaws and was worth $8,000. It was his third career victory with the series at Williams Grove and his third win of the 2009 campaign at the track.
Earl Wham is an icon in motorsports that few in the area have surpassed. From hyrdoplanes to auto racing Wham has done and seen it all over the course of an impressive career.
Stateline Speedway rolls on with another strong field of cars for its Wednesday Night Fever program at the Post Falls facility.
NASCAR fans are a rare breed. We like to wrap our arms around the past and hold it close. Some folks still haven’t accepted the fact that Richard Petty isn’t racing anymore, or that Toyotas are successfully competing in all three of NASCAR’s top series.
Gary Lewis picked up the Montana 200 win in the wee hours of Sunday morning then turned for home less then six hours later; not much time for celebrating or getting a car ready for Monroe’s “big track.”
Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, has won the Summer Nationals in each of the last two seasons and has won the event four times in his career.
Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher will be looking to take an
extra step this weekend in the FRAM-Autolite Nationals at Infineon
Entering this weekend’s 22nd annual Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals at beautiful Infineon Raceway, Jeg Coughlin will be feeling the heat from red-hot rival Mike Edwards, the only driver left with a legitimate chance of taking the top position from him before the Countdown to 1 playoffs start four races from now.
Ron Capps and the
Eddie Krawiec, the former dragstrip manager at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. turned hotshot Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, emerged from deep in the top 10 last season in the Countdown to 1 to win the Full Throttle Series season crown.
Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon appear primed for another championship run. And as NASCAR Sprint Cup teams prepare for Sunday’s Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, both return to a special place.
Kyle Busch (No. 18 NOS Toyota) widened his lead to 212 points over second-place Carl Edwards (No. 60 Vitamin Water Ford) with his win at Gateway International Raceway last Saturday.
Rain has forced the postponement of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30’s originally scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, July 21) to Wednesday, July 22.
Summer means time for a short-track swing, for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams.
Unlimited Hydroplane racing returns to its Pacific Northwest roots with the first of two stops on the 2009 schedule. This weekend’s Columbia Cup event continues a rich tradition of hydroplane racing on the banks of the river known for tremendous deck to deck action and amazing finishes.
Classic NHRA drag racing thrills Pacific Northwest fans at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Andrew Ranger displayed a dominant car at times at Sun Valley Speedway in Vernon, B.C. located just across the Canadian border from Wenatchee, Wash. Ranger opened up a lead of nearly 10 seconds at one point. However, with the late restart, he beat Steckly to the line by .561 seconds.
The NASCAR Camping World West Series returned to Portland International Raceway in many years with Jim Inglebright taking the victory in the BI-MART Salute to the Troops 125 on Sunday.
Two races ago, after the night race at Daytona International Speedway, ninth-place Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford) was a comfortable 114 points ahead of 13th-place Mark Martin (No. 5 Kellogg’s/CARQUEST Chevrolet). Pretty safe, right? Wrong.
The biggest one-day event on the World of Outlaws schedule is going to be even bigger this season, as the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania will be Twin-30 laps features on Tuesday, July 21 with the winner of each segment earning $15,000.
Gary Lewis sits in second place in the chase for the 2009 ASA Northwest Late Model Tour championship, just six points behind leader Brent Harris. The 38-year old Snohomish, Wash. driver has momentum heading to Evergreen Speedway this weekend after winning his thrd straight Montana 200 and just two weeks earlier grabbed a win at Pacific Raceway’s road course.
Vintage Modified’s are a rare treat at any racetrack with their throwback look racecars and last weekend’s Ephrata Raceway Park got the chance to take in the traveling series show.
Track qualifying records and mid-season championships were awarded at the Central Washington half-mile.
In a 19-lap green-flag run to the finish, Kyle Busch held off Reed Sorenson to win the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at the 1.25-mile racetrack. The victory was Busch’s 27th in the series, tying him with Jeff Burton for fourth place on the career win list.
Ron Hornaday was sixth for the Lap 127 restart in the 150-lap race on the 1.5-mile track. Crew chief Rick Ren made chassis and air pressure adjustments to the tires on the final two stops to give Hornaday a faster truck.
Gary Lewis roared to his third straight Montana 200 setting up the potential for the trifecta should he prevail in the Idaho 200 coming on August 2.
Tony Pedregon ran in the final pair of the second qualifying session with Bob Tasca (4.228, 282.48) and each got down the track – they qualified 1-2 – but they were among the only Funny Cars to do so on what proved to be a difficult track to solve for most of the Funny Car crew chiefs.
For Terry McCarl, it was his second World of Outlaws win of the season and the ninth of his career with the series. He started on the pole and dominated the 30-lap contest, holding a three second lead at one point in the race.
Mark Owens and the No. 44 Budweiser Chevrolet stormed to the top of the speed charts with a 13.016-second lap with Gary Lewis in the SEFNCO Communications fell back to second by just .163-seconds.
Gary Lewis made history in 2008 as he became the only driver to sweep the Idaho and Montana 200’s two straight years.
NHRA Full Throttle invades Seattle, Wash. this weekend for the Northwest Nationals where Ashley Force Hood has a strong chance to pull off a victory.
The “Month of Money” continues for the World of Outlaws on Tuesday, July 21 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania with the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, which will be a special Twin-30 lap event this season, with the victor of each segment taking home $15,000.
Gary Lewis begins his quest for three straight Idaho and Montana 200 titles this weekend with the running of the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200.
Montana Raceway Park late model points leader, Alex Lessor, awaits with nervous engery the arrival of the region’s best drivers out to take a shot at the Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota. Lessor hopes when the smoke clears he’s the won left holding the big prize.
NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings leader Kyle Busch (No. 18 New Balance Toyota) has a seemingly comfortable 192-point advantage heading into this crucial stretch that also includes the July 25 race at O’Reilly Raceway Park and Iowa Speedway’s inaugural series event on Aug. 1.
Brandon Bernstein has made final round appearances in Seattle three out of the five years he’s been at the wheel of the popular Budweiser dragster owned by his father, Kenny.
As the series heads to Portland (Ore.) International Raceway this week for the Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125 on Sunday, July 19, some of the series veterans may be looking to Oregon’s Jim Warn for advice on how to get around the 1.98-mile road course that the series last visited in 1986.
Randy Moss Motorsports put the pieces together to head to the 2009 season opener in Daytona with veteran Mike Skinner (No. 5 Toyota) and Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender Tayler Malsam (No. 81 One-Eighty Toyota) as their drivers. After the season’s first 11 races, the team has accomplished a lot in very little time.
Jason Meyers is the defending winner of the race, picking up a thrilling victory last season, passing 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser coming off the fourth turn on the very last lap.
The 19th running of the prestigous Montana 200 gets underway on Thursday and several Inland Empire drivers including David Garber, Shelby Thompson, Kevin Richards and Braeden Havens have already pre-entered the event.
A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26.
Mike Fought picked up one of two main events for the Winged 360 Sprint Cars with Bart Hector sweeping the Pepsi Cola Street Stocks with several other classes also in action.
Kurt Busch was fuming with Johnson after two of NASCAR’s top stars got into some late-race bumping Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway
Defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion Scott Steckly isn’t quite ready to surrender his crown. Steckly, out of Milverton, Ont., led 43 of the final 44 laps, but still had to withstand a challenge from DJ Kennington on a restart with six laps to go. Steckly was able to hold on and beat Kennington to the line by .319 seconds.
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 32nd Annual Les Schwab Challenge event at Woodburn Dragstrip was called prematurely due to rain. Some racing was completed prior to Sunday’s downpour.
Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Allen Johnson and Eddie Krawiec picked up wins in Sunday’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Dave Villwock picked up career victory number 58 behind the wheel of the U16 Miss Elam with defending ABRA Unlimited Hydroplane champion, Steve David, chasing throughout the afternoon’s final heat only to fall short at the checkered flag.
Billy Swift continues to show the hot hand in the Stateline Speedway Hobby Stock division as the classes points leader netted another main event victory en route to a strangle hold atop the points standings.
Dan Garber ran only his third ICAR Late Model Series event in his stellar career, and first in over two years in a thrilling night of racing at Stateline Speedway.
In the final rounds of qualifying at Woodburn Dragstrip, Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Joey Severance of Spanaway, Wash., and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., claimed the No. 1 qualifying positions in their classes.
Pulling away after a double-file restart with two laps left in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, Mark Martin won his series-best fourth race of the season and the 39th of his career.
Defending champions Steve David and the ageless Dave Villwock picked up Heat Race wins on Saturday during the Detroit Gold Cup. The final round is set for Sunday afternoon.
Ron Capps took the top NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car qualifying position with a powerful run of 4.121 seconds at 297.22 mph in his NAPA Dodge Charger, which just edged out Tony Pedregon’s best of 4.135 in his Q-Horsepower Chevy Impala.
Jay Younker won his third straight H&H Furniture Pure Stock Main Event. Mel Patnode snapped the five race winning streak of Randy Marshall, Jr. in the Burger Ranch Sportsman. Kyler Conduff extended his point lead with a win in the Yakima Driving School Youth Hornets and Owen Riddle won the Late Model Main Event.
For Danny Lasoski, it was his seventh career win in the state of Wisconsin and the 85th of his World of Outlaws career
Madison Regatta winner, Dave Villwock, put the U-1 Miss Elam atop the qualifying ladder for the 100th running of the Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup.
Joey Logano, who led a race-high 96 laps, stayed out on old tires during the second and final caution of the race — called on Lap 185 because of debris — as did Jason Leffler. After the restart on Lap 192, Logano pulled away from teammate Kyle Busch, who took two tires under the caution.
Cory McClenathan posted a performance of 3.882 seconds at 317.05 mph in his FRAM Tough Guard dragster to lead the Top Fuel category, finally bringing to a close a long first day of qualifying prolonged by several rain delays.
Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, was victorious in the series debut at Cedar Lake Speedway in 1983 and has five career triumphs at the track to lead all active drivers, along with finishing in the Top-10 in all but one of his 25 starts at Cedar Lake.
Spokane County Raceway’s oval track manager, Larry Bertrand, took a vacation last week, only to return and face a firestorm of rumors he’d been dismissed and the oval was facing closure.
Tracks throughout the Inland Empire will be in action over the course of the weekend. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on tap.
Shelby Thompson, who ran third in last year’s Montana 200 after leading the majority of the first-half of the race, will be at Valley Bowl on Saturday as part of a unique fan interaction complete with autographed auction items from Thompson and fellow Mead native, Adam Morrison.
On the Northwest I-5 DIRTcar Late Model Tour, three drivers with interesting stories reached Victory Lane during the busy holiday weekend of action.
Red Bull Toyota driver, Brian Vickers, picked up his fifth pole award of the 2009 season on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this time at Chicagoland Speedway for the LifeLock.com 400.
The entertainment media would largely be plunged into bankruptcy if we didn’t have an avid interest in our icons, heroes and yes, even our villains. Read our guest columnist Cathy Elliott’s take on this impacts NASCAR.
The ICAR Late Model Series heads to Stateline Speedway for its third race of the 2009. Series officials have released the format for this weekend’s event.
Kyle Busch claimed Stewart “dumped him,” or caused him to wreck, and questioned if drivers should be allowed to win if they cause an accident that lets them take the lead.
Bandimere Speedway, the site of the upcoming 30th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, has seen countless Pro Stock runs down its quarter-mile strip. But none to date have been accomplished in less than seven seconds in competition.
The Montana 200 broadcast team includes Paul Bartholomew from Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the voice of NASCAR’s Sprint Vision at each Cup race weekend, along with The Spokesman-Review newspaper’s motorsports columnist, Doug Pace, as they provide play-by play with Montana Raceway Park’s Reed Tobol working pit road
Four divisions of the series will race including the 410, 360, and Sportsman Sprints along with the Outlaw Hornet four cylinder cars.
Shawn Cowie is leading the Top Alcohol Dragster points handily after scoring five wins in as many races. The Delta, B.C., resident started the season with wins at out-of-division races in
The racing was close in all five divisions with lap lead changes and down to the line racing. The crowd was on its feet several times as the laps wound down to watch the finish.
The World of Outlaws first competed at Charter Raceway Park in 1996 and have raced at the track every year since 2002. Five drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws have won at the high-banked 1/3-mile.
ASA/NSRA has been assured by SCR management that contractual agreements between ASA/NSRA and SCR will be honored and the event on July 18th will be held as scheduled.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series runs in the Eastern portion of the country this weekend before heading West with next Saturday’s race at Sun Valley Speedway in Vernon, B.C. This week’s race and Sun Valley will feature some big names in auto racing taking part in the series.
Ashley Force Hood rolls into Bandimere Speedway this week as the Funny Car favorite in the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals.
The North Central Washington quarter-mile track heads towards the halfway point of the 2009 season with this weekend’s action.
Garrett Evans scored the victory at Magic Valley Speedway on July 3rd while Jeff Jefferson dominated the action at Meridian Speedway July 4th.
Larry Dixon is second in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel points standings; he is 53 points out of first place.
Brian Ellenberger, who is contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, will make his first trip to 34 Raceway this week. The native of Butler, Pennsylvania has made a number of starts in the state of Iowa in his career, with the majority of those coming at the famed Knoxville Raceway
Despite a 15th-place finish last Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, Enumclaw, Wash. native, Kasey Kahne, will head to Chicagoland Speedway inside the top 12, which makes him Chase eligible.
Originally set for AM radio broadcasting, the overwhelming support of race fans and the community to have the race on the strongest station available made the decision to change to the FM dial easier, according to officials.
Jeg Coughlin, Mike Edwards and Jason Line have been the major headliners in Pro Stock competition this season, while the Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines tandem of Eddie Krawiec, who has advanced to five consecutive final rounds, and recent winner Andrew Hines, are atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle point standings.
The World of Outlaws have a busy week ahead with three races in five days beginning on Wednesday, July 8 at 34 Raceway in Iowa, followed by a visit to Charter Raceway Park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 11 and wrapping up with a stop at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 12.
With so many series firsts at the Joliet, Ill. track, who and what are next? Will a driver register his initial Chicagoland victory, or will someone win their first career NASCAR Nationwide race there?
The Gold Cup is the oldest active motorsport’s trophy in the world. The APBA Gold Cup is to power boat racing what the Super Bowl is to football, what the World Series is to baseball and what the
Tony Stewart’s surprising success highlights a season filled with compelling storylines. Competition is strong and balanced, as illustrated by the 11 different race winners this season.
Dave Villwock (Auburn, Wash.), piloting the U-16 Miss Elam Plus notched a perfect weekend by posting the top qualifying speed and winning every elimination heat.
DeLana Harvick’s No. 33 team has taken the lead in the series Owners’ Championship points standings for the first time in 2009. Harvick holds a 31-point edge over the No. 51 of Billy Ballew, the leader since race No. 2 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 11.
Jason Bowles crossed the finish line with a margin of victory of .450 seconds over Washington State native, Jeff Barkshire, the only other driver to lead a lap.
For Danny Lasoski, it was his third of the season with the World of Outlaws and his second in the last three races. It was the 84th A-Feature triumph of his career the series, and he has now visited the winner’s circle at Eagle Raceway three times.
ASA Sanctioned Yakima Speedway wrapped up a two-day racing weekend on Saturday the 4th of July with the first annual Washington Street Stock Open featuring 21 of the regions top Street Stock drivers competing for a big open comp purse. Also on the race night were the CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto Sales Hornets and the Northwest Legends.
Another wild restrictor-plate finish for NASCAR, which is still smarting from April’s frightening crash at Talladega Superspeedway, where Carl Edwards went airborne into the fence on the final lap in a similar last-lap crash.
Two-time INSSA champion David Garber held off a hard charging Mark Owens for the ARCA West Mac’s Series Firecracker 125 presented by SuperSeal at Montana’s Raceway Park.
The victory was Tony Stewart’s second of the season, his second as an owner/driver for Stewart-Haas Racing and the 35th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.
The only thing NASCAR’s most popular driver – winless in 38 races – is certain of is that he’s not strong enough to withstand another year like this one
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series line-up for the Coke Zero 400 has been set by points due to cancelation of qualifying.
Clint Bowyer delivered the first victory of the season for beleaguered Richard Childress Racing, which has suffered cutbacks from Chevrolet in the wake of General Motors’ reorganization under bankruptcy.
Brian Ellenberger, who is contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, finished sixth at Eagle Raceway last season with the All Star Circuit of Champions. He made his first start at the high-banked bullring in 1999.
Several big racing events to be held in region over upcoming weekend from Yakima to Kalispell, Mont.
Many taking swipes at Jeremy Mayfield’s opportunity to return to racing despite an alleged positive drug test and court overturned suspension.
The nominees, which include many of the sport’s legendary names, were selected by a 21-person nominating committee consisting of representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and track owners from both major facilities and historic short tracks.
Regardless of how we feel about change, and what our opinions are about cross-pollination between racing series, you have to admire Juan Pablo Montoya.
Joey Saldana is chasing his first career win at Huset’s, while he was victorious for the first time at Eagle Raceway in 2007
This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of 2009 releases highlighting some of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ most renowned car numbers and their performance heritage. This installment takes a look at the No. 43.
This weekend is also Military Appreciation Weekend, where all active military can buy 1 adult ticket and they get another 1 free.
Lee Petty was the first driver to win three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships; Cale Yarborough was the first driver to win the championship three consecutive years.
John Dillon, a former NASCAR NW Tour champion, has been on a hot streak as of late winning two of the series last three races along with a runner-up finish last month at Magic Valley.
During August race week, NASCAR Sprint Cup star Ryan newman again will be making his mark at BMS, while also etching his name in the NASCAR record books as he makes history by competing in NASCAR’s top three divisions, as well as the Whelen Modified Series, at the same track in the same week.
Craig Dollansky won both of the World of Outlaws races at Huset’s Speedway last season. In the last eight races at the track, there have been seven different winners, with Dollansky the only repeat victor in that span.
Silent since its magnificent 2009 debut over the Memorial Day holiday, the Northwest I-5 DIRTcar Late Model Tour series roars back into action this weekend with an Independence Day celebration of speed.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that long-time rivals Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip have been nominated.