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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, […]

Ingram: Tandems Are Better Than 4-Wide, Formula 1
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 11:37 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Tandems Are Better Than 4-Wide, Formula 1

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Talladega, Ala. – The Top Ten reasons why I like tandem racing at Talladega:
1. It’s the best racing in terms of speed and skill. (Most of the world’s major series were in action this weekend, including an extraordinary Formula 1 race in China. But even the 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte […]

TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 10:29 | Comments Off
TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen

Thank God It’s Monday:
Had things gone just minutely differently on the last lap of last year’s Indianapolis 500, the look of Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in Long Beach would have been radically different.
Sunday’s winner might not have won because he might be dead, and a most crucial moment of the race might not have […]

Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 17:18 | 3 Comments
Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race

Kyle Busch won the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon and in restrictor-plate racing 2011 style, got essential help from drafting partner  Joey Logano.
Logano finished second.
Joe Nemechek finished third and Brad Keselowski was fourth.
Elliott Sadler, the polesitter, was fifth and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was sixth.
The race was wild […]

Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 10:15 | One Comment
Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?

The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four […]

Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer
Tuesday, 12 Apr, 2011 – 6:30 | 15 Comments
Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer

It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during […]

Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move

Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And […]

Power Trims Field At Barber
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2011 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power […]

Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 18:08 | 2 Comments
Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS

Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch are more likely to be haggling over common ground than agreeing on it tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.
But in the wake of Johnson’s controversial pit road speeding penalty at Martinsville Speedway last Sunday, Busch said he could understand the five-time/reigning Sprint Cup champion’s consternation.
Johnson’s […]