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Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2010 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona

Phoenix, Ariz. – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will win this NASCAR Chase free-for-all?
Denny Hamlin, who has overcome early season knee surgery to collar a series-high eight wins and the lead in the standings entering the final two stops on the schedule beginning with Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500k at Phoenix International Raceway?
Jimmie Johnson, the [...]

Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR
Saturday, 6 Nov, 2010 – 11:27 | 4 Comments
Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR

NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan, a championship contender throughout 2010, will head into the season-ender next weekend as a lame duck.
Team-owner Don Schumacher said McClenathan will be released following conclusion of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 11-14.
McClenathan, who has been racing the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster for [...]

Sadler Takes Pole At TMS
Friday, 5 Nov, 2010 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Sadler Takes Pole At TMS

Elliott Sadler led a charge by Ford teams in Sprint Cup qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Sadler, a non-Chase driver for the Ford team of Richard Petty Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a lap at 195.397 mph.
Earlier in the day, Sadler announced a deal to drive Nationwide cars for [...]

Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 18:30 | One Comment
Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner

Fort Worth, Texas – Justin Allgaier’s once-promising NASCAR Nationwide Series career at Penske Racing apparently will continue at Turner Motorsports in 2011.
Turner Motorsports, which acquired Braun Racing late last month, has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, reportedly to introduce Allgaier as part of its expanding driver lineup for next season.
The [...]

The Captain On Verge Of Victory
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 6:17 | Comments Off
The Captain On Verge Of Victory

There’s an old saying that good things come to he who waits. Well, Roger Penske has waited and waited and waited for a NASCAR championship.
Twenty-seven years The Captain has waited. But, thanks to Brad Keselowski, it appears the wait is over.
Keselowski goes into Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas with an insurmountable 485-point lead over [...]

Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
Tuesday, 2 Nov, 2010 – 6:19 | Comments Off
Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker

I wasn’t sure if one of my RacinToday.com colleagues would write a column about the late Jim Hunter, one of the most popular and important people in stock car racing.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that each of us has our own view of this man who spent more than [...]

Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More
Saturday, 30 Oct, 2010 – 18:06 | Comments Off
Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – The Talladega Superspeedway is a spooky place.
Unlike my RacinToday.com colleague Rick Minter, I’m not quite religious enough to offer up a prayer when I head toward Alabama from Atlanta. But I tend to get a Revelations-like sense of foreboding when I reach the halfway point and cross [...]

Minter: ‘It Keeps Coming Back to Money’
Wednesday, 27 Oct, 2010 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Minter: ‘It Keeps Coming Back to Money’

It kind of slipped under the radar, but an honest-to-gosh good ‘ol NASCAR boy from Spartanburg, S.C., scored his first-ever top-10 in the Nationwide Series on Saturday in the final race at Gateway International Speedway.
Jeremy Clements, who comes from a long line of NASCAR racers, finished 10th in the No. 04 Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Chevy [...]

Q and A: With Kahne And Frye
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010 – 10:34 | One Comment
Q and A: With Kahne And Frye

Kasey Kahne suddenly left Richard Petty Motorsports this week and it was quickly announced that he would join Red Bull Racing – the team for which he will driver full time next season –for the final five races of the 2010 season.
Kahne and Red Bull general manager Jay Frye met with the media do discuss [...]

Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
Wednesday, 20 Oct, 2010 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Pedley: McMurray Aces Test

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Jamie McMurray’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night will go down in the history books as his third of the 2010 season. But it might also be accurately viewed as his first victory of the 2011 season.
Ditto for other non-Chase drivers who happened to win [...]