Nascar News
  • Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever (The Associated Press)
    Mon, 04 May 2015 14:28:32 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031635597379981" width="130" height="130" alt="Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, talks to Jimmie Johnson, right, in Victory Lane after winning the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)" align="left" border="0">

    There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour. He was a non-factor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona and Talladega, the two places he was supposed to be unbeatable, and he is the first to admit his confidence had crumbled. Rebuilding NASCAR's most popular driver was a lengthy process that took a firm commitment from Rick Hendrick and a ton of patience from Earnhardt's rabid fan base. So it was no surprise Sunday to see Earnhardt back in victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway, a track he at one time had conquered with the same ease as his father.


  • Edwards and Kenseth question lack of caution at end of race (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 17:32:05 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031704614670141" width="130" height="130" alt="Casey Mears (13) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) crash on the final lap while Clint Bowyer (15) spins past them during the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)" align="left" border="0">

    Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth were both frustrated with the end of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where NASCAR's decision not to throw a caution allowed drivers to speed past Edwards' spinning car. NASCAR didn't call a caution, which Edwards said allowed other drivers to pass him at high speeds as his car was out of control. ''The biggest cause of injury is going to be one of us not checking up when there's a guy sideways,'' Edwards said.


  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004 (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 17:02:27 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031618587249918" width="130" height="130" alt="Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)" align="left" border="0">

    There's something about Talladega Superspeedway - its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track - that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show. ''Even if I wreck ... we're going to be racing for the lead or trying to anyways,'' Earnhardt said. It was Earnhardt's sixth victory at Talladega - but first since 2004 - and he choked back tears after he climbed from his No. 88 Chevrolet. The late Dale Earnhardt, a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee, won 10 times at the Alabama track.


  • Earnhardt crew chief stays put on injured daughter's orders (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 16:42:30 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031635597149978" width="130" height="130" alt="Crew members for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) celebrate their win in the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)" align="left" border="0">

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Greg Ives, couldn't get clearance to head home after his daughter broke her arm. It was fine with his driver, but 8-year-old Payton Ives would have none of that. She had surgery Saturday night to repair a broken arm, leaving the proud dad marveling at her toughness even as he celebrated Earnhardt's victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. This was the first Sprint Cup victory for Ives, who took over as crew chief this season.


  • Jeff Gordon's costly mistake helps ruin weekend at Talladega (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 15:34:00 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031317478548961" width="130" height="130" alt="Pole winner Jeff Gordon (24) leads during the first lap during the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)" align="left" border="0">

    Jeff Gordon's mistake on pit road helped sour a promising weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports had the strongest cars in the field, and it was clear Gordon was a contender for the win. Because this is his retirement tour, Gordon had even hung out with friends on Talladega's boulevard, a party spot he'd avoided for at least a decade. I definitely feel like we had the best race car.


IRL News
  • Montoya fastest on opening day of Indy tests (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 15:40:22 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031050390218517" width="130" height="130" alt="Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, walks away from his car after practicing on the opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)" align="left" border="0">

    Juan Pablo Montoya topped the speed chart at 226.772 mph Sunday in the first day of testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves was second at 226.468, and Simon Pagenaud gave the team three of the top with a fifth-place mark of 225.641. The Chevrolet-powered Penske cars and 24 other cars were the track in the afternoon session as teams tested the new Chevrolet and Honda oval aero kits for the first time. For the people who pay attention to (speed) I think it's a good thing, but I don't really pay much attention to it.'' Marco Andretti was third at 226.268 in his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport machine.


  • Wood, Rashid added to England squad for Ireland clash (AFP)
    Fri, 01 May 2015 13:53:45 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8919253-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="130" alt="England's cricketer Adil Rashid tosses a ball during a training session at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)" align="left" border="0">

    Durham pace bowler Mark Wood and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid have been named in England's squad for next week's one-day international against Ireland in Dublin. The pair are currently in the Caribbean for England's tour of the West Indies, but neither player has featured in any of the three Tests. Eleven players have already been selected for the Ireland fixture next Friday, with the England and Wales Cricket Board announcing that would be topped up by those who did not make the cut for the final Test against the Windies. "England selectors today announced that Yorkshire's Adil Rashid and Durham's Mark Wood will complete England's 13-man squad for the one-day international (ODI) against Ireland on Friday May 8 at Malahide, Dublin," an ECB statement read on Friday.


  • Jeff Gordon to drive pace car in Indianapolis 500 (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:44:43 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201504291307472208559" width="130" height="130" alt="FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon waves during introductions before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff Gordon will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 next month. He'll take the field to the green flag in the May 24 race, watch some laps with his wife and children, then fly to North Carolina to compete in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 that evening. Chevrolet made the announcement Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer, File)" align="left" border="0">

    Jeff Gordon will finally get a chance to lead the Indianapolis 500 field across the yard of bricks. On Wednesday, the five-time Brickyard 400 champion was named this year's Indianapolis 500 pace car driver, setting up a busy Memorial Day weekend for the NASCAR star. Gordon and his family will arrive in Indy the night before the race, get to the track early May 24 to enjoy the festivities, then hop in the pace car for a few laps before heading to Charlotte where he will compete in the Coca-Cola 600 later that night. Actually, it was so complex Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles described it a ''logistical nightmare.'' With the help of engine manufacturer Chevrolet and some flexible scheduling, Gordon's support team found a way to work out the details and give him another special moment on his farewell tour.


  • New Zealand's Bracewell lands Ireland job (AFP)
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:36:56 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/f2f8ff36aeafa25cffd115372d0da789e60c56..." width="130" height="130" alt="Former New Zealand coach John Bracewell delivers a ball during a practice session at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April 13, 2007 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)" align="left" border="0">

    New Zealand's John Bracewell has been appointed Ireland's new head coach, Cricket Ireland announced on Wednesday. The former Black Caps player and coach succeeds Phil Simmons, now in charge of the West Indies, and has signed a contract until 2017, subject to work permit approval. Bracewell, 57, will watch Ireland's one-day game against a weakened England team in Dublin on Friday and believes he can help the associate nation realise their ambition of securing Test status by 2019. "There is nothing I enjoy more than fighting for a cause, and in cricket terms there is none better than obtaining Test status," said Bracewell in a Cricket Ireland press release.


  • Taylor to skipper new-look England (AFP)
    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:18:58 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/19af4b07094ab85552262c18802aa1968c2a4a..." width="130" height="130" alt="England's batsman James Taylor plays a shot during an England training session at Adelaide Oval on March 8, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saeed Khan)" align="left" border="0">

    England will send out an inexperienced one-day side to take on Ireland next month with five uncapped players named on Tuesday in a squad led by new captain James Taylor. Taylor will lead the team in Dublin in just his 18th one-day international, while Zafar Ansari, Sam Billings, James Vince, Lewis Gregory and David Willey are all in with a chance of making their senior debuts. "To be given the opportunity to lead your country is a huge honour," said Nottinghamshire batsman Taylor.


Cart News
  • Montoya fastest on opening day of Indy tests (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 03 May 2015 15:40:22 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505031050390218517" width="130" height="130" alt="Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, walks away from his car after practicing on the opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)" align="left" border="0">

    Juan Pablo Montoya topped the speed chart at 226.772 mph Sunday in the first day of testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves was second at 226.468, and Simon Pagenaud gave the team three of the top with a fifth-place mark of 225.641. The Chevrolet-powered Penske cars and 24 other cars were the track in the afternoon session as teams tested the new Chevrolet and Honda oval aero kits for the first time. For the people who pay attention to (speed) I think it's a good thing, but I don't really pay much attention to it.'' Marco Andretti was third at 226.268 in his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport machine.


  • Wood, Rashid added to England squad for Ireland clash (AFP)
    Fri, 01 May 2015 13:53:45 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8919253-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="130" alt="England's cricketer Adil Rashid tosses a ball during a training session at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)" align="left" border="0">

    Durham pace bowler Mark Wood and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid have been named in England's squad for next week's one-day international against Ireland in Dublin. The pair are currently in the Caribbean for England's tour of the West Indies, but neither player has featured in any of the three Tests. Eleven players have already been selected for the Ireland fixture next Friday, with the England and Wales Cricket Board announcing that would be topped up by those who did not make the cut for the final Test against the Windies. "England selectors today announced that Yorkshire's Adil Rashid and Durham's Mark Wood will complete England's 13-man squad for the one-day international (ODI) against Ireland on Friday May 8 at Malahide, Dublin," an ECB statement read on Friday.


  • Jeff Gordon to drive pace car in Indianapolis 500 (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:44:43 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201504291307472208559" width="130" height="130" alt="FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon waves during introductions before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff Gordon will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 next month. He'll take the field to the green flag in the May 24 race, watch some laps with his wife and children, then fly to North Carolina to compete in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 that evening. Chevrolet made the announcement Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer, File)" align="left" border="0">

    Jeff Gordon will finally get a chance to lead the Indianapolis 500 field across the yard of bricks. On Wednesday, the five-time Brickyard 400 champion was named this year's Indianapolis 500 pace car driver, setting up a busy Memorial Day weekend for the NASCAR star. Gordon and his family will arrive in Indy the night before the race, get to the track early May 24 to enjoy the festivities, then hop in the pace car for a few laps before heading to Charlotte where he will compete in the Coca-Cola 600 later that night. Actually, it was so complex Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles described it a ''logistical nightmare.'' With the help of engine manufacturer Chevrolet and some flexible scheduling, Gordon's support team found a way to work out the details and give him another special moment on his farewell tour.


  • New Zealand's Bracewell lands Ireland job (AFP)
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:36:56 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/f2f8ff36aeafa25cffd115372d0da789e60c56..." width="130" height="130" alt="Former New Zealand coach John Bracewell delivers a ball during a practice session at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April 13, 2007 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)" align="left" border="0">

    New Zealand's John Bracewell has been appointed Ireland's new head coach, Cricket Ireland announced on Wednesday. The former Black Caps player and coach succeeds Phil Simmons, now in charge of the West Indies, and has signed a contract until 2017, subject to work permit approval. Bracewell, 57, will watch Ireland's one-day game against a weakened England team in Dublin on Friday and believes he can help the associate nation realise their ambition of securing Test status by 2019. "There is nothing I enjoy more than fighting for a cause, and in cricket terms there is none better than obtaining Test status," said Bracewell in a Cricket Ireland press release.


  • Taylor to skipper new-look England (AFP)
    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:18:58 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/19af4b07094ab85552262c18802aa1968c2a4a..." width="130" height="130" alt="England's batsman James Taylor plays a shot during an England training session at Adelaide Oval on March 8, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saeed Khan)" align="left" border="0">

    England will send out an inexperienced one-day side to take on Ireland next month with five uncapped players named on Tuesday in a squad led by new captain James Taylor. Taylor will lead the team in Dublin in just his 18th one-day international, while Zafar Ansari, Sam Billings, James Vince, Lewis Gregory and David Willey are all in with a chance of making their senior debuts. "To be given the opportunity to lead your country is a huge honour," said Nottinghamshire batsman Taylor.


  • Taylor in line to lead new-look England against Ireland (AFP)
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:38:12 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-HKG-Hkg10158671-1-1-2.jpg" width="130" height="130" alt="England's batsmen James Taylor (R) and Ian Bell celebrate their victory over Afghanistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match on March 13, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saeed Khan)" align="left" border="0">

    James Taylor could find himself captain of a much-changed England one-day side when the squad to play Ireland is announced on Tuesday. So crowded is England's fixture schedule that none of the players selected for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados, which starts later this week, will be available for the match against the Irish at Malahide, near Dublin, on May 8, as the squad are only due back from the Caribbean the previous day.


  • Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series win not far from home (The Associated Press)
    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:50:47 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201504261709617953253" width="130" height="130" alt="Ryan Hunter-Reay (28) races during the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (Joe Songer/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT" align="left" border="0">

    Josef Newgarden's wait is over. ''I'm so relieved that it's over with,'' Newgarden said. We've been there before and things have gone wrong, and today nothing went wrong.'' Things started going right on the opening lap, in fact, when he moved all the way from fifth to second behind pole-sitter Helio Castroneves. It was his first chance to celebrate a win since Indy Lights in 2011 Newgarden had posted second-place finishes in each of the past two years before finally finishing up front for CFH Racing, a merger of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing.


Racing Feeds Provided By Yahoo! News.


Username:  
Password:  
Signup For An Account, Free.

Copyright 2005 21 x 20 Media, Inc.
All rights reserved. This site is property of 21 x 20 Media, Inc.
All Throttle.Com images are copyrighted and may not be copied / modified in any way.
All other brand names & trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
Please send questions or comments to: support@Throttle.Com

Site Keywords:

Racing Sports Community

We're the site for Racing!

Powered By: Online Creative Writing

Other sites: Unique Wedding Invitations, Teaching, Baby Names, Counters,
Tax Refunds, Scrapbooking, Color Copiers, Pets, Trivia Games