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Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 6:39 | Comments Off
Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember

It’s hard to get your mind on racing while the Southeast is trying to recover from killer tornados and the rest of the world is looking for every detail about the death of Osama Bin Laden, but here goes.
One of NASCAR’s better races of the season, a short track run at Richmond International Raceway, sets [...]

Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety

Dr. Stephen Olvey, widely considered an expert in motorsports medicine, has been appointed Director of Medical Services at Circuit of the Americas, the new Austin, Texas-based home of Formula One and MotoGP racing in the United States.
Additionally, Lon Bromley has been hired as COTA’s Director of Safety. A 20-year veteran of the racing world, Bromley [...]

Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
Monday, 2 May, 2011 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo

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Will Power fought his way over a still-wet track and won the rain-delayed IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday.
Power, who started the race on Sunday from the pole and survived a series of early-event crashes caused by rain and standing water on the track, led the race on [...]

Woody: Nashville Racers Try To Save Old Track
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:00 | One Comment
Woody: Nashville Racers Try To Save Old Track

I’ve known Chad Chaffin and Bobby Hamilton Jr. since they were kids. I covered their dads’ racing careers and, later on, chronicled their own NASCAR adventures.
They’re both great guys and that’s why awhile back when I heard they were awarded a two-year lease to operate Nashville’s 54-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway I wasn’t sure whether congratulations or [...]

Hamlin Dominates, Wins at Richmond
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011 – 20:35 | Comments Off
Hamlin Dominates, Wins at Richmond

Denny Hamlin won the Bubba Burgers 250 Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night when his closest pursuers began running out of fuel with less than 10 laps to go.
Hamlin, who led 199 of 251 laps, had the victory sealed for him when, a lap after a restart with two laps to [...]

Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011 – 6:37 | Comments Off
Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers

A few random observations on a sunny morning in Georgia after a night of scary storms, one of which hit awfully close to Atlanta Motor Speedway, a track that was devastated by a tornado back in 2005.
The new rules that prevents drivers from competing for points in more than one division has put some new [...]

Another Class, Another Debate For Hall Of Fame
Saturday, 23 Apr, 2011 – 7:46 | 4 Comments
Another Class, Another Debate For Hall Of Fame

With the announcement of the latest five nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte comes the renewal of the debate over the wisdom of inducting just five people each year.
Much of the focus the past couple of years has been on who gets left out, focus that instead should be on the ones [...]

Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville

Kyle Busch dominated and won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. He led all but 10 laps.
The only time Busch’s victory was threatened was late in the race when he was passed by Ron Hornaday Jr. on a restart with nine laps to go.
Busch appeared to be ready to re-take the [...]

Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware

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Jimmie Johnson was presented with the 2010 Driver of the Year Award trophy last week during ceremonies at the International Hall of Fame dinner in Talladega, Ala.
Johnson, who in 2010 won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, was presented with the trophy and a Tissot watch by Driver of the Year Foundation president Barry Schmoyer.
The [...]

Pedley: A Debate Club Meeting, NASCAR Style
Thursday, 21 Apr, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: A Debate Club Meeting, NASCAR Style

We’ve all seen replays of the finish of the Sprint Cup race at Talladega like, what, 23 times now. And a great finish it is.
Eight top drivers and eight great storylines running four-wide across wonderful old Talladega flogging their cars and the cars next to them as they head for the finish line Ben-Hur style.
Then, [...]