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Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice [...]
While “friendly wagers” for major college football games usually are reserved for politicians of the states or cities of the respective teams, a few presidents have decided to get involved.
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey have come up with a “friendly wager” between the two distinguished speedways for Thursday evening’s BCS national championship [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule [...]
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after [...]
Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that it will add an additional full-time Sprint Cup program in 2010.
Front Row’s teams will use engines from Roush/Yates Racing Engines and get technical support from Ford Racing.
“We’re pleased to have Front Row Motorsports switching to Ford for the 2010 season,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “We [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Jerry Carroll, one of the founders of Kentucky Speedway, is sometimes portrayed as a cantankerous maverick whose litigious battle with NASCAR stood in the way of the track getting a Sprint Cup race.
Having known Jerry for the better part of two decades – I first met him when he was a [...]
Red Farmer spent his formative years listening to the whine of racing engines just down the street from his home near Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway.
It was a siren song that lured Farmer into racing and decades later – at age 77 – refuses to let him go.
Farmer was recently admitted to a Bessemer, Ala., hospital for [...]
By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
When Smokey Yunick brought his Chevy to Daytona in 1968, the year after his little ol’ Chevelle beat the mighty factory teams of Chrysler and Ford to the pole for the 500, he ran into some opposition from Bill Gazaway, the director of the NASCAR garage.