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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: 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: 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: 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).

Murto: ‘Mega’ event coming to Richmond

August 20th, 2014

Perhaps the most unique and exciting motorsport event to be held all year in the Commonwealth of Virginia will take place Saturday at Colonial Downs.

Murto: Safety evident in boat crash

August 6th, 2014

During Sunday’s Seafair Cup Unlimited Hydroplane race in Seattle, the Spirit of Qatar drifted into the rooster tail of another competitor, flew into the air, and slammed back into the water upside down.

Murto: ESPN gets a black flag

July 30th, 2014

The new NASCAR TV deal that takes effect next year gives the races to Fox and NBC, so I was interested to see how ESPN handled this year’s Brickyard 400 broadcast from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Murto: NHRA has lots of horsepower

July 23rd, 2014

When most fans are asked what first attracted them to racing, the answer is usually, “Speed.” Speed comes from horsepower, and nothing celebrates pure horsepower more than NHRA drag racing.

Murto: Unions, NASCAR don’t mix

July 16th, 2014

The Race Team Alliance (RTA) is the biggest news in NASCAR in years; hopefully in the future it won’t be seen as the beginning of the end.