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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 […]

Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville

Kyle Busch dominated and won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. He led all but 10 laps.
The only time Busch’s victory was threatened was late in the race when he was passed by Ron Hornaday Jr. on a restart with nine laps to go.
Busch appeared to be ready to re-take the […]

Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
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 on Pedley: A Debate Club Meeting, NASCAR Style
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 on TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
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 […]