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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
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...

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...

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
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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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 02 Oct 2009
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,...

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
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 ...

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...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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...

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 ...

Jacques Villeneuve returns to South America
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Jacques Villeneuve returns to South America

VILLENEUVE WILL RACE TWO EVENTS IN SOUTH AMERICA The former Formula 1 Champion returns to the Top Race Series in which he raced last year. Villeneuve will drive at Sao Paulo on July 19, and Buenos Aires on September 20. In the meantime, he hopes...

Fri 18 Dec 2009
2010 NASCAR CWS West series schedule

2010 NASCAR CWS West series schedule

<pre> 2010 NASCAR Camping World Series West Schedule Date Track (Length) Location Sat., March 27 All American Speedway (.333-Mile) Roseville, Calif. Thur., April 8...

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 ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
All-Star Showdown: Bobby Hodges race notes

All-Star Showdown: Bobby Hodges race notes

Hodges leads laps in All-Star Showdown before accident Carson City, NV. -- Bobby Hodges of Carson City, NV led from the pole in the Late Model portion of the 2009 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, Saturday, at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif....

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Jim Hunter commentary on sports car crossover concept

Jim Hunter commentary on sports car crossover concept

Crossover Concept From The 'Other' Sports Car Organization Is Ill-Advised, Counter-Productive By Jim Hunter Every once in a while, the hair on the back of my neck stands up when someone's remarks about NASCAR or Grand-Am seem to be hitting below...

Prelude to the Dream pre-event notes, schedule

Prelude to the Dream pre-event notes, schedule

FAST FACTS WHAT: Fifth Annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream WHERE: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (Half-mile dirt oval) WHEN: 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 DISTANCE: Feature consists of 30 laps (preceded by hot laps, ...

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...

Thu 29 Oct 2009
NASCAR statement on passing of Dick Thompson

NASCAR statement on passing of Dick Thompson

NASCAR Statement On The Passing of Dick Thompson "Dick Thompson was an integral part of making Martinsville Speedway one of the most successful tracks in all of motorsports. In 1966, Dick became only the second full-time public relations person...

Thu 15 Oct 2009
Bodine Bobsled Challenge title sponsor announced

Bodine Bobsled Challenge title sponsor announced

Lucas Oil assumes title sponsorship of Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge CORYDON, Ind. (Oct. 15) -- Industry leader Lucas Oil Products has assumed title sponsorship of the popular Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, the charity event that pits NASCAR...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick tour leads where?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick tour leads where?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick Tour Leads Where? The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned? The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Aussie's oval challenge

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Aussie's oval challenge

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Aussie's Oval Challenge There are those who might have questioned Marcos Ambrose's intelligence when he left his native state of Tasmania and Australia behind to pursue a career in the Sprint Cup after...