Paul Menard hopeful about how new NASCAR rules will affect racing

Paul Menard hopeful about how new NASCAR rules will affect racing

Driver Paul Menard and crew chief Greg Erwin confer during the NASCAR test Jan. 31 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images) The way Paul Menard started to answer the question – cautiously, with an unsettled tone to his voice and with a pause – you could tell NASCAR’s latest technical specifications wouldn’t have been […]

Maher-Eustace take over Weir’s Forest Lodge

Maher-Eustace take over Weir’s Forest Lodge

David Eustace and Ciaron Maher (Image: Racing Photos) Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will take over disqualified trainer Darren Weir’s Ballart stable Forest Lodge, with immediate effect. It had been widely speculated the trainers would acquire the Ballarat property after the partnership had already received a large number of Weir’s former horses, including seven Group […]

Ballarat an option for Caulfield trainers

Ballarat an option for Caulfield trainers

Ballarat Racecourse (Image: Ballarat Turf Club) Shadow Minister for Racing Tim Bull has called on the State Labour Government to support Ballarat as an option for trainers being forced to relocate from Caulfield. Labor announced a $40 million funding package last October that will see further investment at Cranbourne and Pakenham to help accommodate trainers […]

Grunt to front in All-Star Mile

Grunt to front in All-Star Mile

Grunt (Image: Racing Photos) Grunt is doing his bit to stick to his autumn plan and so are his supporters with the dual Group 1 winner moving up to third place on Tuesday for the $5 million All-Star Mile with under two weeks of voting remaining. Mick Price has the inaugural March 16 race earmarked […]

Jimmie Johnson poised to show critics his racing days are not over

Jimmie Johnson poised to show critics his racing days are not over

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson, one of the most polite and professional athletes in sports, rarely gets rattled. Unless he is being trolled on social media. Johnson’s patience was very much tested last season, the worst of his NASCAR career. He could handle the losing, the internal struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and the final races […]