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Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Journalist David Poole dies suddenlyHeadline

Journalist David Poole dies suddenly

David Poole covered NASCAR in a way no one else every could, his final stories for the Charlotte Observer covered this past Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega race; one filled with the usual racing drama. Remembering David ...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

Tue 08 Dec 2009
Ambrose presented Sir Jack Brabham awardHeadline

Ambrose presented Sir Jack Brabham award

Former two-time V8 Supercar champion and now NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose was presented with the Sir Jack Brabham Award in a special ceremony at the Homebush Olympic precinct by CAMS, the Australian Confederation of Motor Sport governing ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ES: Loudon: Starting grid

ES: Loudon: Starting grid

Pos No Driver Car Time Speed --- --- ------------------------- --------- ---------- ------------ 1. 00 Ryan Truex * Toyota 30.443 125.113 2. 71 Eddie MacDonald Chevrolet...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Brave new worldHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Brave new world

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Brave New World Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirringsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirrings

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram FACTORY STIRRINGS Whenever a fellow reporter asks you what you're working on, there's only one of two politically correct answers. "My next big story," is always the best response. But if that's not entirely ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms largeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms large

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Petit Still Looms Large Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series. Cars ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Fontana Auto Club Speedway 2010 schedule news
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Fontana Auto Club Speedway 2010 schedule news

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHEDULE San Bernardino County, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2009) -- Auto Club Speedway continues to be the premiere motorsports facility of Southern California, attracting major sanctioning bodies for events again...

Tom McCann Jr to make comeback at Bristol

Tom McCann Jr to make comeback at Bristol

Former Modified Driver McCann to Make Big Comeback at Bristol Mooresville, NC. (Aug. 17, 2009) For the first time in its 25 year history, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) will take on Bristol Motor Speedway this Wednesday, August 19th,...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick: Threat or Inspiration? I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this.

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year earlyHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year early

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram France Jr. A Year Early After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Services for David Poole announced

Services for David Poole announced

Viewing, Funeral Services and Favorite Cause Information for David Poole The family of David Poole will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McLean Funeral Home, 700 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, N.C. Services are Thursday...

Sat 24 Oct 2009
Ray Evernham to run last Modified race

Ray Evernham to run last Modified race

RAY EVERNHAM SET TO RETIRE FROM MODIFIED RACING FOLLOWING OCT. 24 "TOMMY COMERFORD MEMORIAL" AT WALL STADIUM WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Ray Evernham is returning to his Modified racing roots at Wall Stadium one final time for the Saturday, October...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The Best Ever? On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving...

Fri 16 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sign Of The TV Times Is NASCAR a southern sport? More to the point -- is stock car racing a southern sport? Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, goneHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, gone

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Going, Going, Gone The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator. Just this week, the last solo American racing ...

Prelude to the Dream results

Prelude to the Dream results

Eldora Speedway Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream ROSSBURG, Ohio - Results Wednesday of the Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream Dirt Late Model event September 9 at the half-mile Eldora Speedway, with order of finish, starting...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
ES: Iowa: Jesus Hernandez race notes

ES: Iowa: Jesus Hernandez race notes

Jesus Hernandez Grabs Top-10 Finish in Iowa "Drive For Diversity" Graduate Continues To Impress Huntersville, N.C. (May 18, 2009) -- One of NASCAR's most successful Drive for Diversity graduates, Jesus Hernandez, continues to show strength in...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fireman's Hill And Ringers Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: End of an eraHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: End of an era

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram End Of An Era There have been many calamitous moments in the history of Petty Enterprises. But the recent dramatic changes, leading to the de facto end of the team, are unmatched in their frequency and ...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Memphis Motorsports Parks closes

Memphis Motorsports Parks closes

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK AND REALIGNMENT OF RACING DATES Dover, Delaware, October 30, 2009 - Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DVD) announced today that it was ceasing all operations at ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Speedway Motorsports Inc statement on David Poole

Speedway Motorsports Inc statement on David Poole

O. Bruton Smith's Comments on the Passing of Motorsports Journalist David Poole "David Poole was a special person and a friend and I miss him already. This is a big loss for the coverage of motorsports. He was truly one of the nation's best and...

WS: RTD Motorsports sign Jonathan Gomez

WS: RTD Motorsports sign Jonathan Gomez

Gomez named to drive RTD Motorsports Chevy in West Series North Highlands, Calif. - Rob Dixon's RTD Motorsports, Inc. is proud to announce driver Jonathan Gomez from Twin Falls, ID will compete for rookie of the year and championship honors in...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Series announces Modified Race broadcasts

Series announces Modified Race broadcasts

NASCAR Announces Modified Race Broadcasts Bristol Race Will Air Same-Day, Fall New Hampshire Date Also To Be Televised LOUDON, N.H. -- NASCAR announced today that the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour event...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Wood Brothers first Grand National race

Wood Brothers first Grand National race

Glen Wood Wins His First Grand National Race - Bowman Gray Stadium From 1958 through 1971 NASCAR ran races at Bowman Gray Stadium. Bowman Gray Stadium is a 1/4 mile flat, asphalt, oval, short track located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina....

Wed 09 Dec 2009
Marcos Ambrose to race in Dubai 24 Hours

Marcos Ambrose to race in Dubai 24 Hours

AMBROSE TO RACE AT THE DUBAI 24 HOUR SPORTSCAR RACE IN JANUARY Marcos Ambrose will race in the Dubai 24 Hour sportscar race at the Dubai Autodrome on January 14-16 early next year. Ambrose will drive the ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fall of House of Hulman? The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened...

Eddie, Len Woods - Ford Saturday interview 2009-06-06

Eddie, Len Woods - Ford Saturday interview 2009-06-06

Wood Brothers Racing co-owners Eddie and Len Wood attended their first-ever NHRA drag race event this weekend at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. As guests of Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, the Woods were able to get an...

Thu 29 Oct 2009
Richard Childress Racing news 2009-10-28

Richard Childress Racing news 2009-10-28

Forsyth Tech Renames its Motorsports Program Richard Childress Race Car Technology at Forsyth Tech WELCOME, N.C. (October 28, 2009) -- The motorsports technology program at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., has ...

Wed 11 Nov 2009
After F1 exit, Toyota staying in NASCAR
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After F1 exit, Toyota staying in NASCAR

Toyota is staying in the premier American racing category NASCAR, despite deciding to pull out of Formula One. Toyota Racing Development president Lee White said the Japanese carmaker's F1 retreat "has no bearing on its NASCAR programme". "It...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Parramatta City Raceway news on Tony Stewart 2009-12-13

Parramatta City Raceway news on Tony Stewart 2009-12-13

NASCAR LEGEND IS HEADING TO TYREPOWER PARRAMATTA CITY RACEWAY One of the biggest names in the world of motorsport, Tony Stewart, will be heading 'Down Under' to compete at Sydney's Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway later this month. Stewart, a...

Sat 21 Nov 2009
Brian France - NASCAR Homestead press conference, part 1

Brian France - NASCAR Homestead press conference, part 1

NASCAR News Conference Transcript - Brian France Novemeber 20, 2009 An interview with: BRIAN FRANCE THE MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. We're joined by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France. He will give a few opening comments and we'll ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Schuey not a shoo-in ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Schuey not a shoo-in ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: by Jonathan Ingram SCHUEY NOT A SHOO-IN It may not be equivalent to the second coming of a religious icon, but it's close. Michael Schumacher is regarded by more than a few as the greatest driver in the entire first ...

Thu 03 Dec 2009
Greg Biffle to make off-road debut

Greg Biffle to make off-road debut

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, will be competing in the first off-road race of his career when he competes in Saturday's Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic, sanctioned by the Best in the Desert Racing Association. Biffle,...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Texas Motor Speedway statement on David Poole

Texas Motor Speedway statement on David Poole

Texas Motor Speedway's staff offers its thoughts and prayers to the family of respected veteran Charlotte Observer motorsports reporter David Poole, who passed away today. Speedway President Eddie Gossage also expressed his sentiments: "David...