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Woody: As Exciting As Watching A Tank Dry
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 – 7:19 | 5 Comments
Woody: As Exciting As Watching A Tank Dry

Larry Woody |Senior Writer
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Tony Stewart should change his nickname from “Smoke” to “Fumes.”
After going winless through NASCAR’s regular season, Stewart has won back-to-back Chase races by getting superior gas mileage.
Or at least that’s what I hear; I didn’t watch much of last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire or the previous week’s event at Chicagoland. There [...]

Hendrick Chasers Have Rough Time In Loudon
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 11:31 | 2 Comments
Hendrick Chasers Have Rough Time In Loudon

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – The elite Hendricks Motorsports team was anything but on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon led the team’s four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers with a fourth-place finish, but it was anything but satisfying considering the fact that he had the best car on the 1.058-mile oval [...]

Stewart Wins Second Straight Chase Race
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 6:07 | One Comment
Stewart Wins Second Straight Chase Race

LOUDON, N.H. _ Tony Stewart walked a fine line between jubilation and empathy Sunday after passing gas-starved Clint Bowyer with two laps to go on the way to a victory in the Sylvania 300.
“I know exactly what that feels like,’’ said Stewart, whose second victory in a row vaulted him into the points lead in [...]

Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF

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The International Motorsports Hall of Fame announced Sunday that NHRA greats Kenny Bernstein and John Force will be inducted into the Hall along with NASCAR’s Richard Childress.
“Congratulations to the Class of 2012. Kenny and John have shown a competitive fire in their sport that earned them this International honor,” said IMHOF Executive Director Grant [...]

Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the weeks leading up to this year’s Chase, Tony Stewart was doing his reverse-Polyanna thing. No way, he was telling people, that he had a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship.
Then came September and three straight top-seven finishes – finishes which were topped by the Chase-opening victory [...]

Earnhardt’s Race For Respect Picking Up Steam
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 14:16 | Comments Off
Earnhardt’s Race For Respect Picking Up Steam

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t getting much respect these days, at least among the pundits of the sport.
Those in the media who make predictions about who will contend for or win championships don’t give Earnhardt much of a chance to do either this season.
Looking at the results of [...]

Being Cool With Fuel Could Decide Chase Title
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Being Cool With Fuel Could Decide Chase Title

LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman has an engineering degree from Purdue University and a pretty darn good understanding of the way things work in a race engine. But, like everyone else, he struggles to figure out of the best way to conserve fuel during NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Asked what makes a difference in saving fuel, [...]

Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 16:37 | Comments Off
Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon

Ryan Newman won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
To get the pole, Newman had to wait out a rain delay that began with him and four other drivers still in the pits and waiting to qualify.
Second on the starting grid will be Kasey Kahne and [...]

Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 10:41 | 5 Comments
Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement

In today’s Morning Memo we find that:
The fuel-mileage element to NASCAR races is out of control.
Yes, the race to get to the checkered flag before the cars start stuttering and gasping and slowing can add an element of drama to race-track proceedings. Theatrical-like drama.
But lost in that drama are such things as, well, auto [...]

Keselowski Voted Driver Of Year For Third Quarter
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 6:21 | Comments Off
Keselowski Voted Driver Of Year For Third Quarter

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NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski emerged from a summer of mettle-testing pain to top balloting in third quarter Driver of the Year voting, leading a unique 1-2 sweep for team-owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski, who drives for Penske’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, earned 10 first-place ballots and 117 points under the DOTY voting system. Meanwhile, Will Power _a [...]