Off-road stadium truck racing is back! Robby Gordon has resurrected something very similar to the old Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, but he’s taking it to another level. Race truck driver Jesse Johnson will join Courtney this weekend to tell you all about Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck Series. Jesse is the younger brother of five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Racing up to 40 identically prepared 650 horsepower trucks, some of the world’s top racers will compete at 12 of the biggest stadiums in the U.S. These trucks weigh only 3000 lbs., so you’re guaranteed to see fast, furious, door to door racing action. The next event is April 21 in Long Beach, CA, followed by a race at the L.A. Coliseum April 27. Meet Jesse Johnson on PowerBlock April 13 & 14. For more on the series visit StadiumSuperTrucks.com
Tony Stewart and Joey Logano went head-to-head against one another Sunday, but their animosity didn’t stay on the race track.
After a last-lap wreck between Logano and Denny Hamlin, Boston.com says Logano then blocked Stewart on the race’s final restart. This likely contributed to the fist fight after the race.
“Well, Joey spun the tires on the restart and everybody had trouble with that,” Stewart said in an interview with Fox. “But it’s not my fault that he spun the tires. For a guy that’s been complaining about everybody else’s driving here and then for him to do that, it’s a double standard. He makes the choice. He makes the decision to run us down there, and when you run a driver down there you take responsibility for what happens after that.”
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At just 115 pounds, Christmas Abbott is an Iraq veteran who says she gets an adrenaline rush from working with NASCAR pit crews, and she’s not cut any slack. She practices every day to ensure she keeps her spot on the team, and strives to get better.
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It wasn’t a good day for Danica this weekend in Phoenix. After finishing 8th in Daytona last week, the Go Daddy race car driver slammed into a wall after she blew the front right tire around turn 4, and then careened back into the track and was struck by David Ragan. She was reported to be ok.
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More than two-dozen fans were injured during Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race after a 12-car crash sent debris into the stands.
Six of those people remain hospitalized at Halifax Health, and after Sunday’s Daytona 500, Tony Stewart spent two hours visiting with the patients.
According to USA Today, Stewart gave each patient an autographed hat that he personalized in their presence.
“We’ve always known since racing was started this was a dangerous sport, but we assume that risk, and it’s hard when the fans get caught up in it,” Stewart was quoted in the article. “So as much as we want to celebrate now and as much as this is a big deal to all of us, I’m more worried about the drivers (injured) and the fans in the stands right now, because I could see it all in the mirror, and it didn’t look good from where I was at, either.”
Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a NASCAR pole position after she set the fastest speed during the qualifying for the Daytona 500.
“You can do anything you want to do, and gender doesn’t matter. Now I’m probably gonna grab some beers,” Patrick said on Saturday. “Anybody else here that still believes all women are awful drivers?”
Patrick reached speeds of 196.434, the fastest speed for the event since 1990.