MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012
Denny Hamlin saved his best effort for the stretch run in Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his persistence paid off with the No. 11 team's third win of the season in 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012
With the close quarters of Bristol Motor Speedway the sight on Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski's war of words makes for some potentially intersting viewing.
Joey Logano, who posted his 15th career win and his first at the .533-mile short track, outran runner-up Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and crossed the finish line .503 seconds ahead of the defending series champion.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012
Spokane County Raceway has received nearly 50 driver entries for Saturday's Spokane 200 that offers only 34 positions for the starting line-up-proof that the race has built staying power as it heads into its second running.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012
Timothy Peters became the first driver to lead from green to checkered since Ron Hornaday Jr. paced all 225 laps at Louisville Motor Speedway on July 12, 1997. The 1-2 Red Horse Racing finish also gave team owner Tom DeLoach a fitting present for his...
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012
Mark Martin's car missed the outside pit road wall and the barrels protecting it and slid rapidly toward Kasey Kahne's pit stall, just beyond an opening to the garage. Nicking the wall before the opening, Martin's car turned and slammed into the unprotected end of...
With his third victory at the two-mile track, his second of the season and the 18th of his career, Washington state native Greg Biffle broke a seven-race dry spell for both Ford and owner Jack Roush. Biffle also grabbed the points lead from Jimmie Johnson,...
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Erica Enders claimed her first No. 1 starting position of the season and the fourth of her career in Pro Stock with a time of 6.550 at 210.37 in a Chevrolet Cobalt sponsored by GK Motorsports.She will face Shane Gray in the opening round.
Justin Allgaier captured his first win of the season at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, emerging in front after a frenzied overtime finish.
Nelson Piquet and crew chief Chris Carrier employed a brilliant -- and race-winning -- strategy to capture the Brazilian's first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The duo chose to stay out on the race track while the front-runners pitted under green, and...
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012
Tony Schumacher powered his U.S. Army dragster equipped with the new cockpit canopy to a leading time of 3.791 seconds at a track record speed of 323.97 mph. Schumacher's team unveiled the NHRA-approved technology at this event and utilized the enclosed cockpit on his car...
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012
Spokane native Chad Little's son, Jesse, has been working towards the goal of being a full-time NASCAR driver just as his father was for many years. The third generation driver has been signed to join the prestigious Coulter Motorsports for a run towards the NASCAR...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
Matt Hagan and his Aaron’s/Mopar Dodge Charger team have struggled all season, winning only four rounds of racing in the first 13 events. His slump started to turn around at the race in Sonoma, Calif., where Hagan earned his first final-round appearance of 2012. He...
TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012
Robert Hight’s championship season of 2009 actually started turning around at Brainerd International Raceway in the most unlikeliest of ways. Hight, in dire need of round wins to get into the Countdown, shockingly did not qualify for the event and team owner John Force shook...
MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012
Marcos Ambrose's No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford finally cleared Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Dodge in the last corner as Keselowski slipped in oil to the outside. Ambrose got to the finish line .571 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012
Carl Edwards took the top spot from Brad Keselowski on lap 73 of 82, completing a pass to the outside as the cars approached the esses at the 2.45-mile road course. Keselowski regained the lead momentarily on Lap 76 but lost it again to Edwards'...
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012
For the first time in NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series history, two female drivers claimed Wally trophies at the same event. Courtney Force powered her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car to the winner's circle for the first time in her career, and Erica Enders...
SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012
Jeff Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an opportunistic move to the front after a restart on Lap 91 of a scheduled 160.
Eilliott Sadler passed Justin Allgaier with 58 laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday night at the 0.875-mile oval. The triumph was his fourth this season, setting a personal best for wins in a year.
Joey Coulter charged from third to first moments after a restart on Lap 44 of 50 at the 2.5-mile triangular track, after a caution on Lap 39 that took series leader Timothy Peters out of the race. Peters was racing through the tunnel turn, got...
Allen Johnson powered his Mopar Dodge Avenger to the No. 1 position with his 6.554 second pass at 211.66 mph Friday evening. He earned the maximum amount of qualifying bonus points during the Western Swing by making the quickest run of every qualifying round since...
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.