Previewing the Pure Michigan 400 The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make its 24th of 36 stops this Sunday, August 28, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Two practice sessions and qualifying are scheduled for Friday while Saturday will feature second practice and final practice. Television coverage of the race will be on NBCSN and radio coverage on MRN beginning at 2 P.M. Eastern Time. READ MORE

Courtney Force cleared to continue Funny Car racing

By Stan Creekmore

The most recent fear among those who follow the NHRA was simple: Would Courtney Force be well enough to return to Funny Car racing at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.

The answer is out. Courtney will miss nothing. She will behind the wheel of a new Traxxas Chevrolet on what she hopes is a path to victory.

“I am excited to get back in the seat,” Courtney stated when asked about the return. “After how I last left the track I am definitely ready to get back in the car and go down the race track. I have been going through physical therapy every day. I have been working with Dr. Ortmeyer who is the same doctor that worked with my dad after his crash. I am seeing huge progress every day with my knee."

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Time To Be Sorry


Stan Creekmore

Editor


John Force is learning a valuable lesson.


There is a time to be a boss worried about the success of his company and an even more important a time to just be a father, Courtney Force's accident in Seattle was the impetus.


Force climbed into the ambulance where Courtney was receiving preliminary treatment. To Force she appeared to be in shock.


“I climbed in the ambulance asking questions and a paramedic who was evaluating Courtney asked 'who is he?' explained Force.


“He's her father,” responded another paramedic.


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Words of Wisdom


Stan Creekmore

Editor


The words from Bill Bader, Sr. to his son Bill Bader, Jr. and most recently to John Force, 16X Funny Car Champion, are like whispers which hit like hammers.


“Put down the pen,” Bader, Sr. told his son Bader Jr. as he took over the position as the president of Summit Motorsports Park, one of the premier drag strips in the NHRA located just outside of Norwalk, Ohio.


“Put down the pen!”


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No Cup races lined up for Burton

By Dominic Aragon

 Second-generation NASCAR driver Jeb Burton, son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, is not set to make additional Sprint Cup Series starts on 2016 at this time. However, the Halifax, Virginia native has at least one more start in the second-tier XFINITY Series this season.

“I don’t have any more Cup stuff planned,” Burton said. “I’m going to do some XFINITY stuff with Biagi-DenBeste Racing at Richmond with Estes.”

Burton has competed in two Sprint Cup races this year with a best finish of 29th. He made both starts at Pocono Raceway driving the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Archie St. Hilaire’s Go Fas Racing.

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Blaney to be Thrownback to 1976


By Stan Creekmore

Editor


The trip to Darlington Raceway was one of the top moments in NASCAR during the 50s through the early 90s for all those in love with the sport all the way from drivers to fans. The eggshell oval was unmatched by any other track. The original asphalt, which contained coral from the ocean, was the most destructive to race tires. It did not take long for drivers to understand racing the competition was simply secondary to racing the track which quickly became known as the “The Lady in Black”.


David Pearson loved the track. He loved finessing the “Lady” while trying to find his way to the checkered flag to take the win. One of his most memorable moments was in 1976 as the driver of the Wood Brothers Ford.


To celebrate his excellence in their race cars, the Wood Brothers, the oldest now 90, will race a throwback scheme to 1976 in the 20216 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway over Labor Day weekend.


Enjoy this video provided by the Wood Brothers talking about their efforts in putting together this throwback scheme.


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