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Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 22:46 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington

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Denny Hamlin restarted the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday night with the lead with 20 laps to go and had no problem holding off the field to get the victory.
Hamlin’s victory gave him a weekend sweep as he won the Nationwide Series race on Friday night. The sweep was just […]

Race Day: Moms Welcome
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 8:54 | One Comment
Race Day: Moms Welcome

For auto racing families, nothing says “I love you, mom” quite like ear-busting noise and 98 octane gasoline. So, this weekend – Mother’s Day weekend – at Darlington, the moms of several drivers will be at the track.
Here is what a select group of drivers had to say about having their mothers at Darlington for […]

Flag to Flag: Darlington
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Darlington
Flag to Flag: Darlington

Watching the Showtime Southern 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow along as he blogs the action Flag to Flag at Darlington Raceway.

McMurray Nabs Darlington Pole
Friday, 7 May, 2010 – 17:29 | 4 Comments
McMurray Nabs Darlington Pole

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Jamie McMurray may have established himself as the favorite to win Saturday night’s Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway by being fastest in practice on Friday and then winning the pole.
McMurray’s pole-winning speed in his Earnhardt-Ganassi Chevrolet was 180.370 mph at the 1.33-mile egg-shaped oval.
The pole was the second of the season […]

Cup Notes: Southern Is A Biggie
Friday, 7 May, 2010 – 13:53 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Southern Is A Biggie
Cup Notes: Southern Is A Biggie

Darlington, S.C. – It may not boast the largest purse of the season, but few race tracks can match the history and prestige associated with Darlington Raceway.
The 1.366-mile facility will play host to the 61st running of the Showtime Southern 500 Saturday night.
For two-time Darlington winner Jeff Burton, there’s something unique about pulling into victory […]

McMurray Is Back In The Comfort Zone
Friday, 7 May, 2010 – 8:17 | One Comment
McMurray Is Back In The Comfort Zone

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For thousands upon thousands of race-car drivers in America, Roush Fenway Racing is not just a NASCAR team, it’s also an answer to prayers. It’s a top team, a winning team, a team that does things right and a team which has the people and equipment to turn drivers into […]

Memo: The Age Of Gimmicks Is Upon Us
Thursday, 6 May, 2010 – 8:43 | 7 Comments
Memo: The Age Of Gimmicks Is Upon Us

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Welcome, race fans, to the age of gimmicks. It’s an age when fast cars, mechanical innovation, may-the-best-team-win and all the other things which have made auto racing the best sport on the rock are not nearly enough to keep ‘em coming back […]

Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective

Nashville, Tenn. – It was a hectic weekend. I was trying to arrange an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a fast-approaching magazine deadline, the air conditioner was making an odd (i.e., expensive-sounding) noise and the guy who works on my car (Mr. Good Wallet) said I needed at least four new tires.
My lawn mower […]

Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 – 10:47 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY

On the track and in the media’s opinion, Jimmie Johnson was simply the best as he was voted the winner of the DRIVER OF THE YEAR for the first quarter of the 2010 racing season.
Johnson, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and three-time DRIVER OF THE YEAR, led his series’ points standing and garnered the […]

Harris: Hall Does Sport Proud
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 21:23 | One Comment
Harris: Hall Does Sport Proud

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, NC – Walking into the new NASCAR Hall of Fame is a bit like strolling into living history.
The modern, gleaming facility in the midst of downtown Charlotte’s skyscrapers officially opens next week. But a handful of fortunate media members were invited to a preview on Tuesday – kind of […]