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Unhappy Harvick Rips Rumors
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 13:58 | 2 Comments
Unhappy Harvick Rips Rumors

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Kevin Harvick, whose contract with Richard Childress Racing expires at the end of the current season, is viewed by many as the hottest free agent in the NASCAR garage
But the driver nicknamed “Happy Harvick” wasn’t ready to tip his hand earlier today on where he’ll be employed in […]

Ford Teams Step Up To Plates With New Engines
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 8:16 | 2 Comments
Ford Teams Step Up To Plates With New Engines

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The restrictor plate version of Ford Racing’s FR9 engine will be available to all Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be the first points race in which a majority of Ford Fusions will have access to […]

Woody: A Snit At Hendrick? ‘Bout Time
Thursday, 22 Apr, 2010 – 6:21 | One Comment
Woody: A Snit At Hendrick? ‘Bout Time

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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If there really are some ill feeling festering between teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, all I can say is:
‘Bout time.
I think the buddy-buddy nonsense among teammates has gone far enough. If fact, it went way too far last season when Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson swapped charity points in a […]

NASCAR Issues Penalties
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 17:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Penalties
NASCAR Issues Penalties

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 13, No. 47, No. 00 and No. 56 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule violations committed at Texas Motor Speedway last week.
Robert “Bootie” Barker, crew chief of the No. 13 team, and Frank Kerr, crew chief of the No. 47 […]

Shell Leaving RCR, Moving Over To Penske
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 10:40 | One Comment
Shell Leaving RCR, Moving Over To Penske

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A major sponsor move announced on Wednesday morning means that one of Roger Penske’s Sprint Cup cars will carry some familiar colors beginning next year. Shell Oil Company and Penske have announced a multi-year cross business alliance with Penske starting with the 2011 racing season.
Shell and Pennzoil will leave Richard […]

Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 9:13 | One Comment
Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Recuperating from knee surgery, Denny Hamlin says he won NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500 Monday afternoon operating at maybe 60 percent. By design, the same figure also may apply to the current state of his Sprint Cup team at Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I told everyone on Media Day […]

Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 6:37 | 12 Comments
Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As blasphemous as it seems to even type the words into a computer, it’s beginning to look like 500- or 600-mile NASCAR races are way too long, based on the latest rules and trends.
In my earliest days of attending races, 500 milers were marathons. The World 600 at Charlotte Motor […]

Sturbin: Blades Appeared To Cut It At Texas
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 20:15 | One Comment
Sturbin: Blades Appeared To Cut It At Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Did the blade merit a passing grade at Texas Motor Speedway?
That largely depended on how many panels of your Sprint Cup car were wadded-up during the running of the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500. Monday’s 334-lap race on TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval widely was considered the first […]

Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas
Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas

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Denny Hamlin took the lead away from Jeff Burton on a restart with 12 laps to go, held off a challenge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 11 laps to go and then held off Jimmie Johnson to win the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Hamlin, who had knee surgery following […]

Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I always thought Bill France Sr. would make a good subject for a one-man show, the kind where an actor portrays the life of a character without much help from anything other than an extraordinary life story to tell.
Just over 100 years after his birth, […]