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Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 14:02 | 12 Comments
Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up

Hampton, Ga. – For the second time in less than a year, I’ve sat in a press box at a high-speed NASCAR track and watched a car be spun around, lift off the ground, turn upside down and slam into a retaining wall and catchfence.
At Talladega Superspeedway last year, it was Carl Edwards flying into [...]

Minter: It Was a Madhouse Out There
Saturday, 6 Mar, 2010 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Minter: It Was a Madhouse Out There

Hampton, Ga. – There are always a few images that stick with you after a weekend at the races.
One that is enduring from Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway is of Modified driver Tim Brown walking back and forth from the makeshift Modified pits behind Turn One to the Sprint Cup garage on the Turn Four [...]

Harvick Is Top Trucker
Saturday, 6 Mar, 2010 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Harvick Is Top Trucker

Kevin Harvick led the leaders into the pits for the final pit stop with 17 laps to go in Saturday’s E-Z-Go 200 Camping World Trucks Series race, led them out of the pits and then led them to the checkered flag.
Though Harvick appeared to have the fastest truck most of the day – he led [...]

Harvick Captures Vegas Victory
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010 – 20:47 | Comments Off
Harvick Captures Vegas Victory

Kevin Harvick snatched the lead away from Denny Hamlin on a restart lap with 25 lapst to go Saturday night, checked out and went on to win the the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The margin of victory was just about 1.3 seconds.
“We got in clean air and we were gone,” Harvick’s crew [...]

Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 19:03 | Comments Off
Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes

Las Vegas, Nev. – Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet wound up in the same position Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that it was with just over two laps remaining on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. – in the wall.
After closing onto the rear bumper of eventual race-winner Jimmie Johnson by running [...]

Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’
Monday, 22 Feb, 2010 – 11:16 | One Comment
Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’

Monday leftovers following the NASCAR weekend in Southern California:
So there you are, charting the Auto Club 500 from the dip-stained Barcalounger and suddenly something seems amiss. Jimmie Johnson lines up for the final restart on the bumper of the pace car.
But, but, but…Jeff Burton was there a couple minutes before and Johnson was nowhere in [...]

Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2010 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory

Kyle Busch passed Greg Biffle for the lead on the final lap and won Saturday’s Stater Bros. 300 Nationwide Series Race at Auto Club Speedway.
The margin of victory .05 seconds.
“That’s crazy,” Busch said. “That’s some racing there.”
Biffle finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Carl Edwards was fourth.
Joey Logano led 130 of 150 laps but [...]

NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2010 – 7:40 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day

Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet [...]

NHRA Notes: Dixon Reacts To DNQ
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2010 – 7:38 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Dixon Reacts To DNQ

Larry Dixon’s DNQ in his debut for Al-Anabi Racing last February arguably cost him the 2009 NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
A two-time champion, Dixon fell two points short of Tony Schumacher at the conclusion of the six-race Countdown to 1. Dixon began erasing those memories Sunday, when he knocked off Schumacher in the semifinals en [...]

Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?

It seems like every time I turn on the TV there’s Tony Stewart trashing the print media. The other night on Jimmy Spencer’s “What’s the Deal?” there was a clip of Stewart referring to one media member as either the dumbest or one of the dumbest of us for asking a question about the safety [...]