Craig Murto: Abreu wins Chili Bowl
January 21st, 2015
Rico Abreu may only be 4-foot-4 and 95 pounds, but he stands tall among open-wheel competitors after his win Saturday night in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
Craig Murto: NASCAR Hall of Trouble?
January 14th, 2015
The NASCAR Hall of Fame has financial troubles.
Craig Murto: Stewart’s penalty too harsh
January 7th, 2015
Ken Roczen won the 450cc AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim, Calif., but the biggest stories were who did not race.
Craig Murto: Tradeshow season, bucket lists
December 30th, 2014
The Performance Racing Industry tradeshow in Indianapolis each December is the largest racing trade show in the world. But racers and fans alike still have regional and local opportunities to explore the business of racing before the 2015 season kicks into high gear.
Craig Murto: No off-season in racing
December 23rd, 2014
There is no off-season in racing.
In fact, the past couple of weeks have been very busy at Daytona as
Craig Murto: St. Amant regrets biggest mistake
December 17th, 2014
Gary St. Amant doesn’t spend much time looking in the mirror; as racers do, he keeps moving forward, always looking
Craig Murto: The joy of open trailers
December 10th, 2014
Do you ever drive by a landscaping trailer and strain to see if there’s some indication on it as to what’s inside? No? Me neither.
Craig Murto: Champs crowned, Derby awaits
December 3rd, 2014
Local and regional track champions have been crowned, so it’s a good time to take a look at the names that took home the big trophies at the end of 2014.
Craig Murto: Hamilton captures F1 title
November 25th, 2014
Lewis Hamilton grabbed his second Formula One World Driving Championship in grand style by dominating the grand prix in Abu Dhabi, for the 33rd win of his career.
Craig Murto: Harvick’s Chase crown legitimate
November 19th, 2014
Kevin Harvick won the 400-mile race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last Sunday to become the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
Craig Murto: There was an F1 race?
November 5th, 2014
Last Friday a popular racing magazine created a bit of a stir when it published an on-line story about an A.J. Foyt comment, in which Foyt said that the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) near Dallas-Fort Worth would outshine the Grand Prix of the United States F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin.
Murto: Grandfather clock goes to Junior
October 29th, 2014
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally accomplished something he dreamed of since he was a child.
Murto: Covert scores feature victory
October 22nd, 2014
Jason Covert grabbed the win last weekend at Hagerstown Speedway, taking the lead from Glenn Elliot with 10 laps to go in the 25-lap Late Model feature.
Murto: Chase format appears to work
October 15th, 2014
NASCAR’s new format for determining its Sprint Cup champion appears to be working.
Murto: Top fuel delivers unmatched thrills
October 8th, 2014
Drag racing wasn’t completely unfamiliar to me; before Friday I had seen Pro Modifieds, Pro Stock, Alcohol Funny Car and Alcohol Dragsters, as well as sportsman bracket racing at a number of facilities.
Murto: Stewart’s case could linger
October 1st, 2014
A grand jury in Ontario County, New York recently decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute Tony Stewart in the death of Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr.
Murto: Fans should be grateful
September 24th, 2014
If you use social media, no doubt you’ve seen the “gratitude challenge,” by which friends challenge friends to post three items daily for which they’re grateful over the course of a week.
Murto: Winchester 200 slated for weekend
September 17th, 2014
Winchester Speedway’s biggest race of the year, the Winchester 200, will run this weekend.
Murto: Richmond fans see dominance
September 10th, 2014
NASCAR’s final regular season race weekend at Richmond International Raceway only goes to prove that every race can’t be a barn burner.
Murto: Chase comes down to Richmond
September 2nd, 2014
For those racers hoping to get into NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it all comes down to this weekend’s Saturday night race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).