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Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick
Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 – 8:03 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick

In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, May 10:
NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick as a result of rules infractions committed at last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on […]

Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington
Sunday, 8 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 9 Comments
Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington

Turns out that Montoya vs. Newman at Richmond was just the undercard. And one involving flyweights. The Show came Saturday night at Darlington. On the track and then in the garages.
Two NASCAR bad boys and their crews going at it, Las Vegas style where the testosterone spills out into the streets after fight itself.
It all […]

Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Friday, 6 May, 2011 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington

Kyle Busch passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.
The victory was Busch’s sixth in the series this season and the 48th of his career. He led 49 of 147 laps.
Denny Hamlin, Busch’s teammate […]

Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 6:39 | Comments Off on Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
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 on Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
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 on Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
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 on Hamlin Dominates, Wins at Richmond
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 on Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
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 […]