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Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig
Friday, 5 Aug, 2011 – 11:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
There are going to be a lot of media members up in Pocono today who are going to be looking for a new schtick this weekend. Gone will be their go-to question. The one which has gotten them through many a press conference this year.
Carl Edwards has announced [...]

Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall
Thursday, 4 Aug, 2011 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall

When the news broke that Nashville Superspeedway wouldn’t be seeking sanctions for NASCAR’s Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series races next year, it wasn’t much of a surprise. There have been better crowds for dirt Late Model races than what Nashville
pulled in recent races.
But there’s still a great sense of sadness, for the track and [...]

Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It
Monday, 1 Aug, 2011 – 10:34 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It

Indianapolis – It had to enough to make the win-at-all-costs guys puke. Jeff Gordon actually smiling and laughing and admitting to be happy after finishing second in a sporting event. A big, huge pro sporting event at that.
But there he was Sunday afternoon after getting that runner-up finish at the Brickyard 400, not looking or [...]

Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2011 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard

Indianapolis – Paul Menard used a fuel mileage gamble to make NASCAR’s second biggest race the site of his first Sprint Cup victory.
Menard held off a charging Jeff Gordon over the final laps of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and crossed the finish line .725 seconds ahead of the four-time winner of the [...]

Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Carl Edwards looked stunned as he stood behind his Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup car in the concrete-walled garages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday. The incredulous look came
courtesy of news that a Jack Roush-owned car had never won the Brickyard 400.
“Mark Martin, how about Mark Martin?” Edwards asked back. “No? Can that be [...]

Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]

Woody: Are Outhouse Races Next For Indy?
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 7:28 | 7 Comments
Woody: Are Outhouse Races Next For Indy?

I remember a time when outhouse races were held to drum up interest in a NASCAR race. Might that be next for Indy?
More on that in a minute.
Who’d have thunk that the once-ballyhooed Brickyard 400 would require a supporting cast to draw a crowd? I covered the inaugural 1994 race and some estimated the crowd [...]

Stewart Wins First-Ever Outlaw Race
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins First-Ever Outlaw Race

Tony Stewart  fought off  Sammy Swindell at Ohsweken Speedway to capture the first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of his career in front of a huge crowd at the Canadian track south of Hamilton, Ontario.
“Wow, this is big,” said Stewart, of Rushville, Ind. “I saw Sammy dive below me once and that was [...]

Racin’ News: New Cup Crew Chief For Jeff Burton
Monday, 25 Jul, 2011 – 13:08 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: New Cup Crew Chief For Jeff Burton

Racin’ news today, Monday, July 26:
(In this package – New crew chief for Burton; Cal Wells out at Waltrip)
Luke Lambert has been named interim crew chief for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Caterpillar/Chevrolet team with driver Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Lambert replaces veteran crew chief Todd Berrier.
“Todd has been an important [...]

Force Gets First Victory of 2011
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 18:48 | Comments Off
Force Gets First Victory of 2011

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John Force got his first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Also winning at Bandimere Speedway were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Karen Stoffer in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Force, the defending Funny Car champion, beat Matt Hagan, who [...]