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Woody: Cheaters Shouldn’t Keep Their Trophies
Thursday, 16 Sep, 2010 – 7:10 | 5 Comments
Woody: Cheaters Shouldn’t Keep Their Trophies

Reggie Buch this week returned his 2005 Heisman Trophy after admitting that he won it while violating NCAA rules during his playing days at USC.
Bush said his actions “stained the dignity of the award.”
Good for Reggie. It’s refreshing to see a pro athlete with a conscience and a sense of shame these days.
Maybe NASCAR will [...]

The Big Q: Does The No. 48 Team Go Down in 2010?
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 10:09 | 4 Comments
The Big Q: Does The No. 48 Team Go Down in 2010?

There are a lot more questions concerning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship than there are competitors in the field. Perhaps sitting atop the heap of questions is the one which has been around for about three years now:
Can anybody dislodge Jimmie Johnson as champion?
While many drivers and teams – out of prudence, [...]

Hamlin Wins At RIR; Bowyer Gets Final Berth
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 21:44 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins At RIR; Bowyer Gets Final Berth

The field for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is now set and happily for Clint Bowyer, he is part of it.
Denny Hamlin won the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night, and Kyle Busch, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was second.
“Guys, this is unbelievable,” Hamlin said over his radio after [...]

Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie
Friday, 10 Sep, 2010 – 14:04 | One Comment
Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie

Virtually all public announcements in motor sports are billed as big. Very few of them turn out to be more than mildly significant. There was one Friday, however, that was big and it will affect the oldest major racing series in North America.
The Indy Racing League held a press conference on Friday in Milwaukee. [...]

Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time
Tuesday, 7 Sep, 2010 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time

Ashley Force Hood had faded to the background during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Hers was the No. 3 story on her own team and hers were the worst stats on the three-car John Force Racing driver roster.
Seven times she was ousted in the first round of eliminations this season and [...]

Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. – It was readily apparent that the quality of racing has little influence on decisions about the calendar and the schedule in the Sprint Cup in the current era. There was a time, of course, when the show made a difference.
Predictably, this year’s Labor Day weekend race produced [...]

Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy
Sunday, 5 Sep, 2010 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy

The field for the final eliminations for drag racing’s biggest event – the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil – were set Sunday at O’Reilly Raceway Park in the Indianapolis suburb of Clermont, Ind.
Defending world champion Mike Edwards raced to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Pro Stock.
Also winning poles were Larry Dixon [...]

Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 11:46 | One Comment
Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win

There’s no Camping World Truck Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but Max Papis, a recent convert to driving full time in the trucks, will be there nevertheless.
Four years after he began walking the paddocks in search of a way to the winner’s circle in NASCAR, Papis once again will be working [...]

Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer
Thursday, 2 Sep, 2010 – 6:39 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer

Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t get the drift of the question when he was asked last week what his thoughts were as he sped toward his hook-up with history in Bristol two weeks ago.
Or did he?
Whatever. His answer and tone may go a long way in explaining something about what it takes to be [...]

Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
Wednesday, 1 Sep, 2010 – 17:04 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar

Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor [...]