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Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?
Sunday, 24 Oct, 2010 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is getting a familiar feel to it. A Jimmie Johnson feel to it.
He is the points leader with five races to go and today, he races at a track where he has won five times in the last five years – Martinsville [...]

Keselowski Closes Gateway With A Victory
Saturday, 23 Oct, 2010 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Closes Gateway With A Victory

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Brad Keselowski passed Mike Bliss for the lead at the whitle flag and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 250 Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the sixth of the season for Keselowski, who is the series’ points leader.
Bliss, driving a Kevin Harvick Inc. car, was second – [...]

Pedley: Farewell, Little Track That Couldn’t
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010 – 19:40 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Farewell, Little Track That Couldn’t

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
I thought the parking attendant guy had directed me to major trouble the first time I attended an event at Gateway International Raceway. T-bone trouble. I thought that as I inched my way through the cross-over and across backstretch and could see cars coming out of Turn 2.
But that’s Gateway. [...]

Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland
Saturday, 16 Oct, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – Yes, the Chase hits the halfway point today and, yes, Jimmie Johnson is leading the points and, yes, today’s race is at the track formerly known as Jimmieland, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But no, other members of the Chase said this weekend, Johnson has not won this year’s championship. [...]

Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class
Wednesday, 13 Oct, 2010 – 15:28 | One Comment
Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame grew by five members Wednesday as the voting for its second class was conducted in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The new members are David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore and Lee Petty.
The five new members join the inaugural class which was [...]

Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?
Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010 – 12:36 | One Comment
Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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While the rest of the field seems allergic to Jimmie Johnson’s rear bumper, there’s one driver who just might be able to muster a challenge to Mr. Invincible.
Tony Stewart. The driver called “Smoke.” (Who used to be called some other things back in his temper-tantrum days.)
Stewart won last Sunday’s race in [...]

Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Given that the Auto Club Speedway is not too far down Interstate 10 from Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Sunday’s Sprint Cup event was a Chevy Chase.
While Chevy entries dominated the top three positions at the finish and clinched the manufacturer’s championship, the fastest [...]

Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’
Sunday, 10 Oct, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s Chase time and everybody knows what that means. Among other things it means Chase drivers will complain that non-Chasers are not giving them proper deference on the track and the non-Chasers will complain that Chasers think they are immune from rough play.
It happened last weekend after Chaser Kyle Busch [...]

Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – The Ford Fusions have been running wild at Kansas Speedway this weekend and the head of Ford Racing says its a matter of evolution and not revolution.
“There’s never a single thing that moves the teams up,” Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing North America, said. “It’s [...]

Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 19:53 | Comments Off
Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship

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Dario Franchitti won his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship Saturday night and he only had to finish in eighth in the season-ending Cafes do Brazil 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway to do it.
He captured the championship thanks to the fast car his team put under him and also because of trouble on the track by [...]