If fans and competitors thought that four-time NASCAR Sprint Car Series champion Jimmie Johnson would struggle in a drive for five straight titles his hot start this season has certainly proved otherwise.
SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010
Kevin Harvick overcame some pit road miscues over the course of a day filled with threating weather to pick up his 35th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of his career.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010
Jason Meyers, Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz thriller the Vegas fans with wheel to wheel racing action in Friday's feature event.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010
Of note heading into Las Vegas this weekend is news that Paul McMahan will be filling in for the injured Cody Darrah in the No 91 machine for Kasey Kahne Racing as a teammate to Joey Saldana.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010
Weather delays Sunday had moved racing into the early evening, and deteriorating conditions forced the postponement of action. NHRA officials called a halt to Sunday’s racing after three rounds of Top Fuel and Funny Car and one round of Pro Stock and scheduled completion for...
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010
The World of Outlaws raced at Nodak Speedway for the first time in 2006, with Terry McCarl picking up the win in that race. Daryn Pittman was victorious in 2007, with Jason Meyers taking the win in 2008. Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws...
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2010
Showing the strength of a four-time champion Jimmie Johnson held off a hard charging Kevin Harvick in a battle of two Southern California NASCAR stars at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.
Weather has delayed the conclusion of the Arizona Nationals for the NHRA Full Throttle Series event. Top Fuel and Funny Car action will wrap-up Monday with Pro Stock action being moved to the next event being held in Florida in two weeks.
One week after winning NASCAR's biggest event-the Daytona 500-Jaime McMurray is still making fans take note of his skills as he grabbed the pole for today's Sprint Cup event at Auto Club Speedway. The last week has been a whirlwind for a driver who many...
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2010
Kyle Busch picked up his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season in a wild finish at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.
Defending NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher earned the top qualifying position for the NHRA Arizona Nationals. John Force (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also earned top honors at teh conclusion of Saturday's qualifying runs.
Similar to approaches by state high school athletic associations that conduct state championships in various school sporting events, the NHRA will designate and recognize one annual event per state. Washington has several NHRA-sanctioned facilities including Renegade Raceway in Wapato, Wash. In 2009 Spokane County Raceway...
In less then seven days Missouri native Jamie McMurray has gone from winning the Daytona 500 to sitting on the pole in California.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010
Tony Schumacher, who is the defending world champion, was on the losing end of a unique race with Larry Dixon last weekend in Pomona, Calif. after both drivers posted identical elapsed times and speeds. It was Dixon’s slightly better reaction time at the starting line...
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010
Chip Ganassi gave Jaime McMurray his first break when the little-known driver was looking for a shot at NASCAR’s top level. He rewarded Ganassi with a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the team's Coors Light Dodge that had been driven by Sterling Marlin until...
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010
John Force heads to Arizona and the second stop on the NHRA Full Throttle 2010 Tour with something he's not held for some time-the Funny Car division's points lead.
MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010
The truth – the hole truth – is that Jaime McMurray won the Super Bowl of NASCAR on Sunday in a spectacular finish. Race officials just hope it makes fans forget about a pothole on the track that required two stoppages and delayed stock car...
John Force's Funny Car victory at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, during a weekend filled with nostalgic moments and memories, is Force's record 127th, and it came in his 203rd final, but it was his first since the 2008 Topeka event, 623 days ago.
U-37 owner Billy Schumacher has selected veteran Unlimited pilot JW Myers as his team’s driver taking over for Jean Theoret. Myer subbed for an injured Theoret in three races last season.
SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2010
Despite over two hours of delays due to weather-related track issues, Jaime McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. thrilled a sold out Daytona International Speedway crowd in the 52nd Annual Daytona 500.
Timothy Peters scored his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory last fall at the smallest track on the circuit-Martinsville Speedway. After Saturday night's thrilling win the Virginia native now has a win on one of the series biggest tracks-Daytona International Speedway.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010
Stewart, behind the wheel of a Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet, made it five wins in the last six Nationwide Series Daytona 300 events.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.