Wednesday 30 July 2014

Kickin' the Tires Live

  • 05/25/2014

    The longest race of the NASCAR season is less than 24-hours away with Jimmie Johnson on the pole and Jeff Gordon on the injured watch list. Check out the coverage from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • 05/10/2014

    Time for some night racing action at Kansas Speedway as the Sprint Cup Series winds down for Mother's Day weekend. Kevin Harvick leads the field to the green in the 5-Hour Energy 400.

  • 4/12/2014

    Kickin' the Tires skipped Darington this week for a trip out west to Cricuit of the Americas in Austin for MotoGP action. Check it out and find out about this gem of a track...

  • 03/29/2014

    NASCAR goes from California to Martinsville - a stark contrast where beating, beating and close-quarters racing is a guarantee...

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In The News


Chevrolet sweeps IndyCar podium in Canada


TORONTO – Mike Conway along with team owner Ed Carpenter made the strategy call of Race Two on the Streets of Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar Series that took Conway and the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet team to Victory Lane. It was the second win of the season for Conway, the third win of the year for the team, the second win of the Toronto Doubleheader weekend for Chevrolet and the eighth IndyCar win of the season for the Bowtie brand. “Mike Conway driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet along with the team made a great call to pit before the rest of the field, and switch from rain tires to Firestone slicks late in the race,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicle and Motorsports. “Their strategic move paid off with Mike jumping to the lead, and capturing his second win of the season. “



Driving iconic No. 43, Almirola nabs first career win in rain-shortened Daytona race


By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday’s 56th running  of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola.

When the carnage from  two major contender-claiming incidents was over, it was Aric Almirola who not only survived but claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and took the giant step of punching his ticket into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Running the iconic No. 43 with the U.S. Air Force on the hood for July 4 weekend, Almirola’s win came on the 30th anniversary of team owner Richard Petty’s 200th Cup victory.



“Daytona Rising” Progress continues amid racing events


By Bryant McMurray

Daytona Beach, Fl. – The $400 million fan enhancement project at the Daytona International Speedway is picking up steam in the mist of the Coke 400 and other fan related related events. Steel is rising faster than the media hype that proceeds it. The elevators are not in yet so climbing 177 steps to the top of the new grandstands at Daytona International Speedway for a tour of the $400 million renovation is an agonizing 30 minute climb to see the building progress.

And on a hot 92 degree Florida day, the elevators and escalators will be a welcome addition.



Cool-Down Lap
Should a road course be added to the Chase? It's a mixed bag


By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

SONOMA, Calif.—It's as predictable as a good Cabernet in the Sonoma Valley.

Every time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes to a road course, whether it's Sonoma Raceway or Watkins Glen International some 2,700 miles to the east, reporters pop the same question—incessantly.

Should the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup include a road course?

Theoretically, the idea is seductive. As the argument always goes, the Chase should test every aspect of a driver's mettle, including his ability to turn right as well as left. In order to have a full examination of a driver's title-worthiness, you have to have a road course in the 10-race playoff, which is top-heavy on intermediate speedways.


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