Tag Archive: Michael McDowell

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Oct 29

McDowell paces practice in Martinsville (+result)

Johnson tops Chasers in only M’ville session; Edwards, Kenseth among slowest

Michael McDowell  2011-10-29NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTalk about a day of rarities Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The sun finally came out from behind the clouds. Michael McDowell was quickest in Happy Hour. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 23

Mike Curb relishes history at Daytona

He hopes to make more…

Mike Curb portraitMichael Shank Racing's No. 6 Ford-DallaraMichael McDowell, AJ Allmendinger and Justin Wilson will drive for Mike Curb at the Rolex 24 – partnering in Michael Shank Racing’s No. 6 Ford/Dallara. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 20

Kahne takes pole in Ford 400

Patrick Carpentier failed to qualify posting the slowest time

Immediately after Kasey Kahne posted a lap good enough to win his first pole in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, Denny Hamlin resigned himself to tempting fate in his quest for his first Sprint Cup Series title. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 27

Mixed results for AIM Autosport in New Jersey

Pegram learns while Ostella is hit and charging Bowlin spins

There were mixed results for AIM Autosport’s Formula Mazda drivers this afternoon as they competed in the first of two races at New Jersey Motorsports Park. After a morning qualifying session, round 8 of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear started at 3:00pm. A total of 29 laps were run during the 45-minute timed race. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 19

Court Vernon tests with World Speed Motorsports

MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Court Vernon spent the day testing with World Speed

At the team’s headquarters at Infineon Raceway. Vernon was one of World Speed’s Rising Star Award winners for 2009. “Court did a great job all day, and that wasn’t easy as the conditions were not optimal,” stated World Speed Team Manager John Olsen. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 07

NASCAR: Tommy Baldwin Racing tabs Bliss to drive No. 36

Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 36 race car for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2010

Bliss, a 44-year old native of Portland, Ore., has 476 combined starts in NASCAR’S three national series with 15 wins, 89 top-five finishes and 181 top-10s. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 27

Skip Barber standout

Sage Karam tests Pro Formula Mazda with World Speed Motorsports

Multiple championship winning karter visits California based Star Mazda team. Sage Karam the 14 year old karting phenom from Nazareth Pennsylvania came to World Speed headquarters in Sonoma, CA on Monday to get fitted to a Pro Formula Mazda. At the Skip Barber awards banquet Karam was chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s World Speed Rising Star Award. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 31

CJM Racing produces their first top-5 of the season

CJM Racing gets back on track with a season high finish of third in Montreal

09-08-30_361NASCAR went international over the weekend and with the trip north of the border, CJM Racing turned their luck around. Native Canadian driver, Andrew Ranger was enlisted to drive the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota and the young driver would not disappoint. With top speeds in practice, a top-10 qualifying run and the team’s first top-five finish of the season; the trip to Montreal proved to be a success and a long awaited one. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 29

NAPA 200 Nationwide practice cancelled due to wet conditions (+photos)

Grey sky and wet weather in Montreal

Unfortunately for the crowd and drivers, due to a wet track caused by earlier rain and time required to dry up the track, we have not seen a lot of the Nationwide cars in this second day of preparation for the NAPA 200. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 30

In NASCAR, simulators aren’t just toys anymore

They are now serious performance tools

They communicate just as they would on the race track, depressing a button on the steering wheel as they barrel into a corner at 160 mph. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 19

Daytona Prototype out front at Homestead

Moments before the start of Sunday’s Ford 400

The 2008 season finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 15

NASCAR: Ranking the rookies

Looking at the rookie brigade in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup

NASCAR’s 2008 Sprint Cup rookie class shrank more rapidly than the global economy this year. Read the rest of this entry »