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Junior Again Named Most Popular
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2011 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Junior Again Named Most Popular

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver for the ninth straight year it was announced Thursday.
Earnhardt won the award after receiving the most online fan votes among all eligible drivers throughout the 2011 racing season.
The trophy was presented by award sponsor Wheaties FUEL to Earnhardt Jr. at the National Motorsports Press Association’s [...]

Woody: Dealing With Media All Part Of The Job
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 15:18 | 5 Comments
Woody: Dealing With Media All Part Of The Job

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The first time I met Dale Earnhardt he came to the sports department where I worked to be interviewed.
It was in the mid-1970s and Earnhardt was scheduled to race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway the coming weekend. The track PR guy, Joe Carver, called and asked if I could come out to [...]

Armijo: DOTY Is Tough Call in Non-Jimmie Year
Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2011 – 14:23 | One Comment
Armijo: DOTY Is Tough Call in Non-Jimmie Year

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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That time of year again. Time to huddle in the garage and decide this season’s Driver of the Year.
But for the first time in what seems like a generation, Jimmie Johnson isn’t a candidate.
Maybe that’s good for NASCAR. Maybe not.
One thing is certain. It’s not good for Johnson, whose five-year [...]

Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, held a teleconference with the media on Monday. The following is a transcript of that teleconference:
RICK HENDRICK: Good morning, Jesse, and everybody there. Just looking forward to getting ready to start a new year. I really appreciate all the cards and letters after the accident my wife and I [...]

Blickensderfer Is Burton’s New Crew Chief
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Blickensderfer Is Burton’s New Crew Chief

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Richard Childress Racing has named Drew Blickensderfer as the crew chief for the No. 31 Caterpillar/Wheaties Racing team with driver Jeff Burton for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Luke Lambert, interim crew chief during the latter part of the 2011 season for the No. 31 team, will assume a yet-to-be announced new position at [...]

Pedley: Las Vegas Maturing As A Banquet Site
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 12:50 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Las Vegas Maturing As A Banquet Site

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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At hand is Year No. 3 of the Sprint Cup Series’ awards banquet’s move to Las Vegas and I’m still trying to figure out which is better: Holding the annual event in New York, where it was laughingly out of place but oddly appealing, or in Vegas, which is culturally [...]

Steve Addington Is Stewart’s New Crew Chief
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 12:24 | Comments Off
Steve Addington Is Stewart’s New Crew Chief

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Darian Grubb is out and Steve Addington is in as the Sprint Cup crew chief for 2011 champion Tony Stewart.
Addington, who spent the past season with Kurt Busch at Penske racing, was named crew chief of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 team of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) effective immediately on Monday.
The Spartanburg, S.C., native is [...]

Pedley: Cup Crew Chiefs Must Have Varied Skills
Sunday, 27 Nov, 2011 – 11:42 | One Comment
Pedley: Cup Crew Chiefs Must Have Varied Skills

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A knowledge of physics (formal and/or job-nurtured), management skills, the ability to think on the run and the ability to deal with the media are a couple of the obvious traits required to be a Sprint Cup crew chief.
Then there are a couple more traits that are of increasing importance: [...]

Pedley: Did Perfect Storm Cost Edwards His Shot?
Saturday, 26 Nov, 2011 – 10:40 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Did Perfect Storm Cost Edwards His Shot?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is zero doubt that the level of competition in the Sprint Cup Series is at an all-time high. So high that each and every week, there are 20 or more cars and drivers on the track which are capable of winning races. So high that no teams or drivers [...]

NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 18:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K

NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for his actions during the Nov. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR determined that Kurt Busch, who drives the No. 22 car for Penske Racing, violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate hand gesture; abusive language) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book.

The [...]