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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 [...]

Bill Elliott’s Young Son Was Winchester’s Top Gun
Tuesday, 19 Oct, 2010 – 6:55 | One Comment
Bill Elliott’s Young Son Was Winchester’s Top Gun

Bill Elliott isn’t your typical racing dad. Throughout the budding racing career of his now 14-year-old son Chase, Elliott could best be described as The Eternal Realist.
His quotes about his son all sounded a cautious theme:
“We’re just taking this one step at a time,” he’d say. Or, “We’ve still got to get through the teenage [...]

Minter: McMurray Emotes At CMS
Monday, 18 Oct, 2010 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Minter: McMurray Emotes At CMS

So far, this year’s Chase hasn’t drawn the TV audience or the paying fans that many in NASCAR figured it would, especially given the rules changes and other tweaks intended to make the racing on the track more exciting.
Something just seems to be missing. Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte showed a side [...]

Keselowski Wins At CMS
Saturday, 16 Oct, 2010 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins At CMS

Brad Keselowski stretched his Nationwide Series points lead to 450 points Friday night when he won the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Penske Racing driver but first ever at the 1.5-mile Charlotte track.
“We had some pit strategy there in the middle of the race [...]

Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More
Friday, 15 Oct, 2010 – 13:17 | Comments Off
Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More

Concord, N.C. – Danica Patrick officially announced she would be back racing in NASCAR in 2011 on Friday.
During a press conference at the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center, she confirmed that she will drive four Nationwide Series races for JR Motorsports – Daytona, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Bristol.
The rest of her scheduled will be put [...]

Harris: Five Not Enough For Hall This Year, Either
Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010 – 5:22 | 6 Comments
Harris: Five Not Enough For Hall This Year, Either

One of the great honors of my professional  life is being part of the voting committee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But, in this case, along with honor comes great responsibility.
A year ago, voting for the first class to go into the HoF, there was a great debate over whether Bill France Sr. and Bill [...]

Johnson Says Don’t Count Him In
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 6:53 | One Comment
Johnson Says Don’t Count Him In

It would be easy to say that now that Jimmie Johnson is back where he apparently belongs –leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup points – things will just play out normally through the last seven races of the Chase.
Johnson, hoping to make it five straight championships, stumbled in the opener of the 10-race Chase, finishing [...]

Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010 – 16:28 | Comments Off
Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer

The final appeal of the penalties issued to Richard Childress Racing and its No. 33 Sprint Cup team was heard and ruled upon Tuesday and there was a slight adjustment made.
While the decision to dock driver Clint Bowyer 150 championship points was let stand by appellate officer John Middlebrook, the fine issued to crew chief [...]

Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era

There were two big racing stories in Music City on Sunday morning; one of triumph and one of loss.
Dario Franchitti, who resides in the Nashville suburbs of Leiper’s Fork, won his third Indy Racing League championship. And 106 years of stock car racing ended at the State Fairgrounds.
The city of Nashville, which owns the Fairgrounds [...]