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  • Prayer Request for Zac Chapman and Family ( motorcycle crash)

    08/21/2009 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies · 1,215+ views
    Road Racing World ^ | August 9, 2009 | Team Velocity Racing
    WERA Racer Chapman Critically Injured At VIR Aug 09, 2009, ©Copyright 2009, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by Team Velocity Racing: Zac Chapman, a WERA racer and team rider for TVR/EBC Brakes Yamaha, was critically injured in a sprint race on Saturday during WERA’s Cycle Jam at Virginia International Raceway. Chapman supported TVR during the endurance race on Friday, although he opted not to ride. He is recovering from a broken ankle and felt the hour-long stints might be too strenuous. After the endurance race, Chapman stayed to compete on his own bikes throughout the...
  • Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House

    08/04/2009 2:45:55 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | 8/1/09 | Jim Utter
    Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House By Jim Utter - Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 More NASCAR news LONG POND, Pa. - Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is finally going to get his White House visit for winning the 2009 title but he’s going to have company. The White House press secretary’s office announced late Friday that President Barack Obama will host a gathering Monday afternoon on the South Portico of the White House with Johnson, all the members of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field as well as some former series champions, including Dale...
  • Derby winner Lil E. Tee dies

    03/24/2009 8:32:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | March 24, 2009 | Robert Yates
    Lil E. Tee, the 1992 Kentucky Derby winner campaigned by the late Cal Partee of Magnolia, was euthanized Wednesday at Old Frankfort Stud in Kentucky because of complications from an intestinal problem. He was 20. Cal Partee Jr., a senior partner in Magnolia's Partee Flooring Mill, the company his father founded in 1948, was unaware of Lil E. Tee's death until a reporter called Monday afternoon.
  • The Little Ol' FR 2009 NHRA Drag Racing Thread

    03/14/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT · by flattorney · 326 replies · 126,870+ views
    FlAttorney's FR Racing ^ | March 12, 2009 | FlAttorney & Co. and a "cast of many"
    The FR 2009 NHRA Championship Drag Racing Thread No Turns. . . No Pit Stops. . . Just White Knuckles Ground Pounding Speed NHRA-CDR: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle <> HRH: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Groups 1 & 2 Drag School Locations: Gainesville & Pomona ~ Frank Hawley, 2 Time NHRA Funny Car World ChampionNHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Schedule - Full Nostalgia Drag Racing Schedule 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Championship Drag Racing Schedule For Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock cars there are twenty-four(24) racing events in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle...
  • 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: 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...