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Transcript: Childress On 33 Car
Saturday, 25 Sep, 2010 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Transcript: Childress On 33 Car

Here is a full transcript of the press conference which NASCAR team owner Richard Childress conducted at Dover International Speedway on Friday:
Childress: “Really I don’t have a lot more to say than we said in our press release. Three things that stand out to me that we said in the press release is [...]

Woody: The Thrill Of The Chase
Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Woody: The Thrill Of The Chase

It is, as they say, a whole new ballgame.
Darkhorse Clint Bowyer scrambled NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship like a platter of Waffle House eggs with last Sunday’s victory at New Hampshire Speedway.
Bowyer, who squeezed into to 12-driver field in last past, soared all the way up to second.
That’s the thrill of the Chase: it offers [...]

Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 11:14 | Comments Off
Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi

Motegi, Japan –  Moments after Will Power qualified third for the Indy Japan 300, Ryan Briscoe revealed Team Penske’s not-so-secret “strategy” for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.
“Three-wide the whole time,” said Briscoe, who officially will start alongside pole-sitter Helio Castroneves in the season’s penultimate round at Twin Ring Motegi.
“That’s potentially one option,” Castroneves deadpanned, as [...]

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 [...]