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  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Revenge is Sweet (Gotham Stakes)

    03/07/2009 5:13:15 AM PST · by gate2wire · 31 replies · 454+ views
    I Want Revenge is a horse on a mission. The son of Stephen Got Even has traveled across the country to get a head start on his compatriots back home. While they remain in California, content to scamper along on the synthetic surface, oblivious to the test that awaits them on May 2, I Want Revenge is willing to find out right now, once and for all, whether he will get hit by a dirt bomb or take to the loam like a kid to a sandbox. If it turns out to be the latter and he can defeat a...
  • Engine change forces Vickers from pole to rear - (Auto Club 500 at Fontana)

    02/21/2009 6:35:16 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Sporting News ^ | 2/20/09 | Sporting News
    FONTANA, Calif. -- What goes around comes around, and in Brian Vickers' case, it came around at pole-winning speed Friday at Auto Club Speedway. With a lap at 183.439 mph (39.250 seconds) Vickers claimed the top spot for Sunday's Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race, the second event on the 2009 schedule for NASCAR's foremost series. Vickers, whose No. 83 Red Bull Toyota was wrecked after contact from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chevrolet in last Sunday's Daytona 500, rebounded smartly from that catastrophe, edging three-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson (183.164 mph) by .059 seconds at the 2-mile speedway.
  • FReeper Fantasy Nascar - (16 current members, 6 hours left to join)

    02/15/2009 6:49:52 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 7 replies · 347+ views
    Me | 2/15/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    NOTE: I'll be changing the password at 3:15 eastern to limit members to those already there) I've set up a Yahoo league that is based on points. All drivers are available to all players all season, but the kicker is, you can't use a single driver more than 9 times.. You need a yahoo I.D. Log onto Yahoo, or create a new account, then cut and paste this site into your browser: http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto click "sign up now" enter your team name check all other options you'd like click "accept terms of service" click "continue" click "join a group" click "join...
  • NASCAR's Trouble At The Track

    02/10/2009 9:54:54 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 35 replies · 1,516+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02.09.09 | jack gage
    The sport is suffering declines in sponsorship, attendance and financial stability, and the roots of the problem go a lot deeper than the lousy economy. Ratings are falling more rapidly than those of other sports "It's not NASCAR's job to tell us what we can spend and how to run our business," says Richard Petty, who also sees franchising as a great way to foster fan loyalty. "The Green Bay Packers may lose their quarterback," says Petty. "That doesn't mean they lose their fans." Says Ty Norris, general manager of Michael Waltrip Racing, "Franchising is critical and should become one...
  • 4,000 Drawings Later [Horseracing cartoonist PEB dumped]

    01/03/2009 5:38:29 AM PST · by ml/nj · 4 replies · 563+ views
    Horseracing Insider ^ | January 02, 2009
    Peb's long, lustrous career with the Daily Racing Form and its sister publication, the now-defunct Morning Telegraph, officially ended on December 31, but finis actually came months before, over an uncomfortable lunch in Princeton, New Jersey, and should have become obvious to many of his fans on October 25, the concluding day of the Breeders' Cup. On the front of the Form, where Peb's imaginative take on the big day had been a mainstay since the Breeders' Cup began in 1984, there was a full-page color photo of Curlin. The hatchet men at the Form let Peb pick the good-bye...
  • Danica Patrick cited for speeding in Scottsdale

    12/31/2008 6:49:05 PM PST · by ccmay · 86 replies · 3,532+ views
    The Arizona Republic | 12/31/08 | Ofelia Madrid
    <p>Racecar driver Danica Patrick was pulled over for speeding earlier this month in north Scottsdale.</p> <p>The popular Indy car racer was pulled over Dec. 9 in a gold 2007 Mercedes near 14700 N. 100th St. for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said.</p>
  • NASCAR testing drivers for doping next month

    12/18/2008 3:07:04 PM PST · by em2vn · 19 replies · 718+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 12-18-08 | jenna fryerer
    NASCAR will test drivers for performance-enhancing drugs next month under a tougher policy that also bans using illegal drugs and abusing prescription medications. NASCAR likely will test drivers the third week of January, and crew members must submit results from an approved lab by Jan. 16, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press
  • Rare snow covers south Louisiana, Mississippi [Al Gore: Call your office.]

    12/12/2008 5:31:04 AM PST · by ml/nj · 18 replies · 803+ views
    Tuscaloosa News via AP ^ | December 11, 2008 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    This photo supplied by the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, shows snow covering the ground and jockey statues along the track apron at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2008. The track canceled its live racing program scheduled for Thursday afternoon. It’s the first winter weather cancellation at Fair Grounds since 1989.(AP Photo/ Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots,Alexander Barkoff) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A rare snowfall blanketed south Louisiana and parts of Mississippi Thursday, closing schools, government offices and bridges, triggering crashes on major highways and leaving thousands of people...
  • Breeders Cup Thread

    10/24/2008 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 5 replies · 409+ views
    10/24/08 | Onerom99
    Give me a heavy dose of Indian Blessing and Zaftig in the opener, with Intangaroo, Dearest Trickski, Miraculous Miss in the backend of the exotics.
  • Cindy McCain takes the wheel in her own race

    09/13/2008 3:17:09 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 12 replies · 228+ views
    E:60 (ESPN) ^ | 9/13/08 | David Picker
    Cindy McCain doesn't remember all the details. It might have been six years ago. Maybe seven. But this much, at least, McCain recalls with perfect clarity: She was watching television with her oldest son, Jack, when footage flashed across the screen of race cars skidding sideways as though they were on ice. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TOO AT THE LINK.
  • Cindy McCain’s Love of Auto Racing

    09/09/2008 9:01:18 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 19 replies · 197+ views
    Jayski ^ | 9/9/2008 | Jayski
    ESPN's primetime newsmagazine E:60 airs Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7pm/et, and will include a feature on the passion for auto racing of Cindy McCain, wife of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. In the piece, Cindy McCain and her son, Jack, discuss their participation in the sport of drifting, in which drivers compete in controlled slides. She also is shown during her recent visits to NASCAR Sprint Cup and IndyCar Series races.
  • Arrest Made in I-85 Racing Wreck[GA][Illegal Alien]

    08/21/2008 10:40:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 211+ views
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | 19 Aug 2008 | Chris Shaw
    <p>Police made an arrest Tuesday night in the drag racing accident that shut down part of Interstate 85 during the morning rush hour.</p> <p>Police said the crash sent an innocent victim to the hospital with serious injuries.</p> <p>Police have confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old man who they said was the behind the wheel of a car -- drag racing at high speeds -- on Interstate 85 near Union City Tuesday morning.</p>
  • 20-30 Percent Attendance Drop For Daytona NASCAR Races Blamed On Economy

    07/04/2008 9:22:01 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 369+ views
    local6 ^ | 04-July-2008
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A slumping economy is being blamed for keeping as many as 30 percent of NASCAR fans away from the Daytona International Speedway races this Fourth of July weekend. "Normally this place is packed and we know everybody but now I only see like 20 people I know," a NASCAR race fan said. The Daytona economy counts on the tourist dollars generated from the Fourth of July races. However, this year's big race -- the Coke Zero 400 -- is not a sell out and 20 to 30 percent of fans who normally come are staying home...
  • IndyCar Zooms National Guard Into New Racing Dimension

    07/02/2008 5:19:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 97+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2008 – A new relationship with IndyCar promises to propel National Guard recruiting forward and give citizen-soldiers and –airmen a more personal interest in another sport. Driver Vitor Meira; Maj. Gen. Ray Carpenter, special assistant to the director of the Army National Guard; and Panther Racing team owner John Barnes unveil the new 230-mph, No. 4 National Guard IndyCar at the Army National Guard Readiness Center, at Arlington Hall in Arlington, Va., June 25, 2008. The National Guard is participating in the Indy Racing League for the first time. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt....
  • Next batch of tracks may end shortcomings of past - (NASCAR, The Next Generation)

    05/31/2008 9:59:27 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 14 replies · 224+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 5/30/08 | David Caraviello
    (SNIP) And then there's Phoenix International Raceway, the iconic desert mile nestled at the base of the Estrella Mountains outside of town. While it's renowned for producing great racing, the 44-year-old facility lacks most of the comforts of the other, newer stadiums in the greater Phoenix market. The vast majority of its 76,812 grandstand seats are simple aluminum bleachers. With the exception of suites spanning the first two turns and a tunnel that replaced a pedestrian bridge, this rather austere facility still looks very much like it did decades ago. In a city famous for its sports stadiums, Phoenix's racetrack...
  • Big Brown Has 'Slight' Quarter Crack

    05/25/2008 11:04:15 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 47 replies · 107+ views
    http://tcm.bloodhorse.com/article/45398.htm ^ | May 25, 2008 | Steve Haskin
    Big Brown, who will be seeking the coveted Triple Crown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a "slight" quarter crack on the inside of his left front foot, trainer Rick Dutrow said Sunday, May 25. Dutrow said he noticed a small spot on the colt's foot Friday afternoon and notified hoof lameness specialist Ian McKinlay, who treated it. By Saturday, it had turned into a slight quarter crack, five-eighths of an inch long. McKinlay applied iodine solution and said he’s confident it is very minor. He will “lace it up,” and if everything is good, the colt...
  • Fisher, Patrick on different tracks

    05/23/2008 11:09:13 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 116+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-23-08 | Tim Lemke
    Danica Patrick and Sarah Fisher, despite being women working in the same male-dominated sport, have had wildly different experiences in the months leading to Sunday's race. Patrick, as has been the case at every race since her debut in 2005, diligently posed for snapshots and signed the latest magazine spreads featuring her photo. Fisher, meanwhile, signed a few autographs and posed for pictures, but this time had the added duty of collecting checks and wads of cash — gifts from devotees desperate to help her raise enough funds to enter her car in the race. The scene underscored the stark...
  • NASCAR No. 88 to Accelerate Careers of 88 Future Sailors

    05/06/2008 4:26:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 85+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2008 – The U.S. Navy is using NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s star appeal to attract future sailors. In August, the Navy and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will form the “Dale Jr.” Division, an 88-person boot camp division at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill. Earnhardt drives the 88 car for Hendrick Motorsports on the NASCAR circuit. Navy Capt. Jack Hanzlik, spokesman for the chief of naval personnel, told online journalists and “bloggers” in a teleconference yesterday that during a national advertising and marketing campaign, Navy officials will assess the impact that NASCAR and Earnhardt have on young...
  • Richmond keeps sellout streak intact with late sales

    05/03/2008 3:49:21 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1 replies · 90+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 5/3/08 | nascar.com
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Officials at Richmond International Raceway announced Saturday afternoon that all tickets for that night's Crown Royal 400 have been sold. It is the track's 33rd consecutive sellout. "Ticket sales were steady and we remained optimistic leading into this weekend," Richmond track president Doug Fritz said. "The hard work of our staff and our continued effort to provide a first-class experience for our fans continues to pay off." (SNIP) "NASCAR fans are the first people affected by the economy and the last people to recover from the economy, so it definitely has affected the industry as a whole....
  • Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history (she's a winner!!!)

    04/20/2008 9:57:48 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 56 replies · 8,029+ views
    CNN ^ | 20,April 2008
    MOTEGI, Japan (AP) -- Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history on Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps. Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 in Motegi, Japan, Sunday. 1 of 3 Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later. "It's a long time coming. Finally," Patrick said. "It was...
  • War Pass Injured, Out of Kentucky Derby

    04/20/2008 9:35:23 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 7 replies · 115+ views
    http://tcm.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=44680 ^ | April 19, 2008 | Churchill Downs press release
    Robert LaPenta’s War Pass, the champion 2-year-old of 2007 and winner of the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, has suffered a leg injury that has knocked the colt out of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Trainer Nick Zito said Saturday that X-rays had revealed a small fracture in the sesamoid in the colt’s left front ankle. Veterinarian Dr. Rick Fischer discovered the fracture that Zito said would likely require War Pass to be on the sidelines for “a few months.” Zito said equine surgeon Dr. Larry...
  • Patrick Takes First Victory At Motegi

    04/19/2008 9:10:58 PM PDT · by John W · 30 replies · 111+ views
    autosport.com ^ | April 20, 2008 | Matt Beer
    Danica Patrick used a fuel gamble to take a historic victory in the delayed Motegi round of the IRL IndyCar Series. The Andretti Green Racing driver took the lead with just two laps to go as the rest of the front-runners had to pit for fuel and became the first woman to win a major American open-wheel race. Patrick had run towards the foot of the top ten for most of the race, as Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Penske's Helio Castroneves dominated the event. But AGR's decision to bring Patrick in for an additional fuel top-up at the end of...
  • VIDEO: Mustang gets Aston Martin Vanquish V12

    04/15/2008 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies · 159+ views
    www.autoblog.com ^ | 04/15/2008 | Staff
    For decades, the Ford Mustang has been a symbol of affordable performance. While the average GT will still run you less than $30,000, for many that is merely the starting point. Next is the booming Ford Mustang aftermarket business, where you can beef up every square inch of your ponycar. One item not commonly found in a Ford Racing catalog is an Aston Martin Vanquish V12 engine, but after hearing one in the engine bay of a beautiful blue stallion, we think that problem should be corrected. Hit the jump to view video of a very well-modified Mustang that has...
  • The best seat in NASCAR isn't really a seat at all

    04/12/2008 7:52:23 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 6 replies · 64+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 4/12/08 | By David Caraviello
    MONUMENT HILL, Ariz. -- Twenty-one years before Arizona became a state, a surveyor named A.B. Gray stood atop this precipice scouting the nearby Salt and Gila rivers as part of an expedition dispatched by President James K. Polk. On Friday afternoon, Mike Owens of Arkansas sat in a lawn chair in almost the exact same spot, munching on peanuts and watching Nationwide Series cars circle the 1-mile racetrack below. "You should have seen the 66-year-old guy who came with me. He beat me up here," said Owens, sporting a Razorbacks cap he bought, strangely enough, in nearby Buckeye, Ariz. "He...
  • Mike Wallace Interviews Eddie Arcaro and does Live Cigarette Commercials (1957)

    04/06/2008 6:19:48 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies · 387+ views
    This is an interesting interview on many levels. Even if one cares nothing for horse racing, just watching Wallace do the opening promo for his Philip Morris cigarette is amusing at least. (There are several of these later on too.) Wallace's focus on the money aspects of racing probably says more about Wallace than about Racing or Arcaro. It's interesting to me that here Wallace was interviewing the best jockey of that era and he never once asked about the horses Arcaro rode, the races Arcaro won (or lost), or the places where the races were contested. ML/NJ
  • Earnhardt hopes Sunday is 'his day' once again at TMS

    04/06/2008 6:11:17 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 153+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 4/5/08 | Joe Menzer
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- As he bounded into a helicopter to whisk him away from Texas Motor Speedway following the DirecTV 500 in 2000, Jeff Burton was surprised to find Dale Earnhardt already strapped into the flying machine. Burton was trying to make a quick getaway from the track after finishing second in the race to Earnhardt's son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was the younger Earnhardt's first victory in the Cup Series. "What in the hell are you doing? You ought to be in Victory Lane celebrating with Junior," Burton told the elder Earnhardt. "Nah," replied big Dale. "This is...
  • Build another Bristol? It's not as simple as it sounds - (She's a one of a kind)

    03/17/2008 6:09:44 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 9 replies · 293+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 3/16/08 | David Caraviello
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The seats climb inconceivably toward the Tennessee sky, the racetrack tilts to an impossibly steep angle, and on an overcast day the Blue Ridge Mountains cast the entire place in a spooky haze. But at Bristol Motor Speedway, nothing matches the noise. Once cars roll onto that white concrete surface, the wall of sound builds to an ear-splitting crescendo. The place almost vibrates from a horsepower-induced decibel level that can be felt right down to the bones. It's part of what makes this place so ... well, the only word is overwhelming. It's far from the prettiest...
  • In the waning moments, the real Bristol struck back - (Food City 500)

    03/17/2008 6:00:15 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 2 replies · 229+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 3/16/08 | David Caraviello
    (SNIP) Added Harvick: "It was mine to lose at that point, and I lost it. I got up under there with [two] laps to go, it was time to go, and I clipped the apron and I just lost the thing. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't want to spin out. It was just one of them deals where I was trying to get all I could. The drivers weren't the only ones upset. After the race Harvick radioed for his spotter to apologize to Stewart's spotter for the contact. Harsh words ensued up on the...
  • Ginnie James - Telegraph Obit

    02/24/2008 7:01:24 AM PST · by AnAmericanMother · 4 replies · 233+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/23/08 | An American Mother
    Ginnie James, who has died aged 67, was a feisty yet warm-hearted figure, equally at home in the bullrings of Portugal and the racing villages of the Lambourn Valley. One of the high points of her life came in 1961, when she decided she wished to become a bullfighter. Aged 21 she took herself to Portugal, immersing herself in the culture and being taken under the wing of one of the most prominent families in the largely closed world of Portuguese bullfighting (which differs from the Spanish version in that the bull is killed away from the ring). Determined to...
  • Darlington's rejuvenation has track thinking bigger

    02/21/2008 7:51:00 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 83+ views
    nascar.com ^ | 12/17/07 | David Caraviello
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The future of NASCAR's oldest major speedway sits on Chris Browning's desk, in the form of a thick, ring-bound booklet packed with timelines, blueprints, architects' renderings, and maps. The president of Darlington Raceway reaches into his five-year master plan and pulls out a graphic of a two-story, barn-styled garage complex, complete with a fan observation area, that may one day grace the infield of this revered 57-year-old track.
  • NASCAR begins campaign that targets core fan base - (They want the fans back they alienated)

    02/20/2008 6:46:23 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 41 replies · 576+ views
    sportingnewswireservice ^ | 2/19/08 | sportingnewswireservice
    NASCAR is unveiling a brand message for the season dubbed "Our NASCAR" that targets its core fans, the same ones who have complained that the sport left them behind during its growth. (SNIP) TV viewership also dropped among males 55 and over, another statistic that could speak to the loyalty of the longtime fan. These figures offer some support to the more anecdotal complaints longtime fans have voiced about inconsistent start times, the commercialization of the sport and the desertion of tracks in the Southeast such as North Wilkesboro and Rockingham, both in North Carolina, in favor of new markets...
  • NASCAR Tips For Democrats (Video)

    02/16/2008 1:00:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Red State Update/Youtube ^ | October 2007 | Travis and Jonathan
    ROTFLMAO!!
  • FReeper Fantasy NASCAR - 1 Opening

    02/09/2008 10:11:12 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 4 replies · 100+ views
    me | 1/9/08 | georgiadawg32
    Freeper fantasy nascar league on nascar.com needs one more participant. this will be a LIVE DRIVER DRAFT scheduled for 2/10/08 at 1 p.m. eastern time. pick your own drivers. You have to open an account on nascar.com (free) and join the private league (free).. if interested, please freepmail me; I'll give you instructions on how to join. it's time to GO RACIN...
  • FReeper Fantasy Nascar - 2 openings

    02/08/2008 4:13:51 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 65+ views
    me | 2/8/08 | georgiadawg32
    Freeper fantasy nascar league on nascar.com needs two more participants. this will be a LIVE DRIVER DRAFT scheduled for 2/10/08 at 1 p.m. eastern time. pick your own drivers. You have to open an account on nascar.com (free) and join the private league (free).. if interested, please freepmail me; I'll give you instructions on how to join. it's time to GO RACIN...
  • Champ Car, Indy Racing League (IRL) Get Together

    02/08/2008 8:10:40 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 50 replies · 79+ views
    Speed TV ^ | 8 Feb 2008 | Robin Miller
    The long, costly war between Champ Car and the Indy Racing League is close to being over and, for the first time since 1995, there could be one open wheel series for 2008. But there’s still one major hurdle to overcome to make this long-awaited union a reality. SPEED has learned that Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe, the co-owners of Champ Car, have reached an agreement with IRL founder Tony George to race together this season. As reported by SPEEDtv.com recently, George offered the Champ Car ownership free Dallara chassis and Honda engines to any CC team that signs up...
  • FReeper Fantasy Nascar - 2 openings

    02/07/2008 3:42:24 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 4 replies · 34+ views
    me | 1/7/08 | georgiadawg32
    Freeper fantasy nascar on nascar.com needs two more participants. this will be a LIVE DRIVER DRAFT scheduled for 2/10/08 at 1 p.m. eastern time. pick your own drivers. You have to open an account on nascar.com (free) and join the private league (free).. if interested, please freepmail me; I'll give you instructions on how to join. it's time to GO RACIN...
  • Fantasy Nascar - Keeper League - 2 openings

    02/04/2008 3:52:03 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 2 replies · 108+ views
    me | 2/4/08 | georgiadawg32
    I'm running a fantasy nascar keeper league on nascar.com and have 2 abandoned teams. It's free. If you'd like to join, let me know what team you want to take over. There are only 6 teams total so there will be a lot of good drivers available for draft. First come, first serve. When the 2 are taken, we'll begin the draft. (NOTE: You'll need to open an account with Fantasy Nascar. Again, it's free. I'll provide that to you once I open up the league). Team 1 (1st/7th pick in the driver draft. Pick one to keep for next...
  • FANTASY NASCAR keeper league - 2 openings

    02/01/2008 3:13:34 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1 replies · 40+ views
    Me | 2/1/08 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I'm running a fantasy nascar keeper league on nascar.com and have 2 abandoned teams. It's free. If you'd like to join, let me know what team you want to take over. There are only 6 teams total so there will be a lot of good drivers available for draft. First come, first serve. When the 2 are taken, we'll begin the draft. (NOTE: You'll need to open an account with Fantasy Nascar. Again, it's free. I'll provide that to you once I open up the league). Team 1 (1st/7th pick in the driver draft. Pick one to keep for next...
  • Rolling in the dirt (Racin' like it oughta be!)

    01/11/2008 6:35:03 AM PST · by saganite · 16 replies · 63+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 10, 2008 | Luke O'Brien
    TULSA, Okla. – Every year, they come to Oklahoma for the muck. The fans in overalls and ball caps spangled in flames and Chevy logos. The kids with earplugs. The Hooters girls. The young drivers strutting in their jumpsuits and the graying vets craning over crankshafts. They all come to get dirty. For racing devotees, there's only one place to be in January during the motorsport world's off-season: Tulsa's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals – the biggest, most-eclectic dirt-track race in the country. Car owners plan their year around it. Drivers spurn their regular circuits for it. And the Oklahoma dirt...
  • Chief accused of drunk fire truck racing

    12/14/2007 7:14:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 88+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/07 | AP
    BURLINGTON, Maine - A fire chief in Penobscot County has been charged with being drunk behind the wheel while driving a fire truck with its lights on and its sirens going. Russell Banks of Burlington was arrested around midnight Saturday after a resident complained that Banks was racing a fire tanker by his home even though there was no fire in the area. Banks, 34, is chief of the Triangle Fire Department, a volunteer association that provides service for Burlington, Lowell and Grand Falls Township. When a Penobscot County sheriff's deputy responded, he located the truck and noticed that Banks...
  • WOW !! Can These Aussies Party !! (Melbourne Cup Austrailia)

    11/05/2007 7:43:24 AM PST · by ml/nj · 6 replies · 99+ views
  • John Force taken to Dallas hospital after top-end accident with Bernstein

    09/23/2007 2:11:36 PM PDT · by devane617 · 46 replies · 1,192+ views
    NHRA News ^ | 09/23/2007 | Rob Geiger Sr
    Drag racing's biggest star, 14-time champion John Force, was alert and conscious after suffering two broken legs and an injured arm in a nasty top-end collision Sunday with fellow straight-line legend Kenny Bernstein in the second round of eliminations at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas. Force has been airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for further treatment. Their Funny Cars got together just as they crossed the finish line after Bernstein clipped the final timing cone. The numbers, although unofficial, showed Force crossing with a 4.863 at 315.34 mph to Bernstein's 4.904...
  • Sclafani and Baeza Relieved At Full Acquittal {Spitzer Accusation Goes Down in Flames]

    09/18/2007 8:44:44 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 2 replies · 78+ views
    Bloodhorse ^ | Karen Johnson
    A Saratoga County judge on Sept. 17 dismissed all charges against two former New York Racing Association clerks of scales, Braulio Baeza and Mario Sclafani, who were indicted by a grand jury on charges of allowing several jockeys to ride above their published weight in 2004. Judge Jerry Scarano tossed the 291-count indictment, initiated by former State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer (now Governor Spitzer), because he wasn't satisfied with the evidence produced by the prosecution, according to Paul DerOhannesian II, the attorney for Baeza. "The scales were not properly calibrated; they were only calibrated to 115 pounds and never tested...
  • Rally Ace Colin McRae Dies In Helicopter Crash [World Rally Champion]

    09/15/2007 9:36:02 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 24 replies · 5,144+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | Sun 16 Sep 2007 | Gareth Rose and Jeremy Watson
    SCOTTISH rally champion Colin McRae has been killed in a helicopter crash close to his Lanarkshire home. The Twin Squirrel helicopter registered to the former world champion rally driver came down shortly after 4pm yesterday about 200 yards from his 17th-century mansion. Police sources said the blue helicopter used by the 39-year-old multi-millionaire had exploded in a "fireball". Eyewitness David Lowry, who lives nearby, said he watched as the helicopter plunged into a valley. As many as four people are thought to have died in the crash. Jean-Eric Freudiger, McRae's agent, confirmed McRae had been piloting the helicopter. Locals said...
  • NASCAR takes checkered flag in AT&T court battle

    08/13/2007 4:27:30 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 36 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/13/07 | SCOTT LEITH
    A federal appeals court on Monday gave NASCAR a huge victory in the racing organization's ongoing battle with AT&T. In a reversal of a lower court's decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that AT&T doesn't have the right to sue NASCAR over a sponsorship disagreement. The upshot: NASCAR is close to being able to require that AT&T logos be stripped from the No. 31 car, which is driven by Jeff Burton. That finding is a big switch from May, when Judge Marvin Shoob of U.S. District Court in Atlanta granted AT&T a preliminary injunction that...
  • E-Dragsters Go for Gas-Powered Records

    07/30/2007 1:30:10 PM PDT · by GBA · 75 replies · 1,332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday July 29, 2:10 pm ET | Aaron Clark
    With Barely a Sound, Electric Dragsters Aim for Gas-Powered Records PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Straddling a 619-pound motorcycle, Scotty Pollacheck tucks in his knees and lowers his head as he waits for the green light. When he revs the engine, there's no roar. The bike moves so fast that within seconds all that's visible is a faint red taillight melting in the distance. Pollacheck crosses the quarter-mile marker doing 156 mph; he's traveled 1,320 feet in 8.22 seconds, faster than any of the gas-powered cars, trucks or motorcycles that have raced in the drag sprints on this weekend at Portland...
  • Report: NASCAR To Change Name Of Premier Racing Series Next Year

    06/20/2007 12:39:11 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 52 replies · 1,297+ views
    local6 ^ | 20-June-2007
    Sprint will replace Nextel as title sponsor of NASCAR's premier racing series starting in 2008, according to an ESPN.com report citing sources. The series will be known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the report said. NASCAR declined to comment. The move would mark the third time in four seasons that NASCAR's Cup Series changed names. From 1972-2003, the Cup Series was sponsored by R.J. Reynolds tobacco through its Winston cigarette brand. Nextel assumed the naming rights in 2004.
  • ‘Beaver’ gets all the blame

    06/13/2007 7:38:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 457+ views
    Autos.Canada.com ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Randy Boswell,
    'Beaver’ gets all the blame British driver pins Grand Prix loss on wrong rodent Randy Boswell CanWest News Service Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Davidson blamed the wrong rodent for ruining his race when it wandered into the path of his car. It turns out a poor groundhog got in the way of the car. What, exactly, was that buck-toothed blur? The final, unfortunate act in the life of an unwitting Canadian rodent has grabbed headlines around the world after British Formula One driver Anthony Davidson blamed a "beaver" for wandering into the path of his car and ruining his race...
  • Chavez rooting on Venezuelan driver Duno (Indianapolis 500)

    05/25/2007 6:39:16 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 25,2007 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    Milka Duno and Hugo Chavez bantered back and forth like a couple of flirty schoolchildren. When the two hooked up on the phone this week, Chavez invited Duno to "go for a ride" in his red Volkswagen Bug. Duno countered with an offer to attend a race, drawing a big laugh from the Venezuelan president "Give me a ride!" he exclaimed. "With you, I'll go anywhere." For many Americans, Chavez is a pompous blowhard, the world leader who called President Bush "the devil" and positioned himself as a righteous warrior against U.S. imperialism. Come Sunday, though, Chavez will have a...
  • A Worldwide Push To Bring Back Chariot Racing

    05/24/2007 9:17:51 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | May 24, 2007 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    A Worldwide Push To Bring back chariot Racing THE WALL STREET JOURNAL May 24, 2007 SAO SIMAO, Brazil – On a drowsy May day in the country, tractors and combines were lumbering down dirt roads when, suddenly, a cloud of dust rose up on the horizon. Birds scattered. Rumbling across the green landscape came seven racing chariots, each pulled by four horses. Riding in the chariot decorated with an engraving of Alexander the Great was Luiz Augusto Alves de Oliveira, a 50-year-old sugar-cane farmer who has an epic plan: returning chariot racing to its ancient glory. In this May Day...