Mon, 25/05/15 – 9:30 | No Comment

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
JOLIET, Ill. – In a surreal moment, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon will be added to this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, which begins with the Geico 400 here on Sunday.
“We’ve decided that, due to the totality of the events […]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 15:02 | 34 Comments
NASCAR Continues To Discuss Adding Gordon
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
JOLIET, Ill. – Speculation continues to mount that NASCAR will add Jeff Gordon to the field of drivers in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
As practice got underway shortly at noon for Sunday’s Geico 400, there were numerous reports circulating that NASCAR officials were huddling here at Chicagoland […]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Robert Hight’s NHRA resume is golden. Basically, it’s a long list of victories, final-round appearances and a Funny Car championship. But two weeks ago at this time, Hight was wondering if it was also a mirage. A list perhaps built more on circumstance that driving talent.
“You do start believing, wow, […]

Thu, 09/12/13 – 17:53 | Comments Off on All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins
Logano To Be Booted From Chase?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The final word on what happened on Saturday night in the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway may not yet have been spoken.
Fox Sports is reporting Wednesday afternoon that Joey Logano of Penske Racing may gotten into the Chase with help from David Gilliland and his team late […]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 15:50 | 10 Comments
Kurt Busch Offers Solution To Inequities Of Recent Penalties
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In the wake of the penalties issued this week for the late-lap crimes committed by Michael Waltrip Racing at Richmond on Saturday, there have been loud cries to not just put Ryan Newman into the Chase field, but to add Jeff Gordon as well.
Other people have […]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 15:08 | 6 Comments
NASCAR Should Have Issued Penalty To NASCAR
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Who’s to blame for the biggest debacle/scandal/travesty (take your pick) in NASCAR history?
NASCAR, that’s who.
For years it turned a blind eye toward blatant points tampering by teammates, and it finally got bit where it hurts worst – in its credibility.
Now it’s stuck with a tainted championship Chase. No matter who wins, it’ll be a tarnished […]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 14:11 | 17 Comments
Q&A: Mario’s Life And Career Have Been A RUSH
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
He never has parallel-parked a train, but for a generation of motorsports fans Mario Andretti truly is The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Consider these accomplishments:
– Only driver to win NASCAR’s Daytona 500 (1967), Indianapolis 500 (1969) and Formula One World Driving Championship (1978).
– Along with Phil Hill, only the […]

Tue, 09/10/13 – 13:54 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Did Good – But Not Great – On Monday
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The move by NASCAR officials on Monday to issue playoff-changing penalties to Michael Waltrip Racing’s Sprint Cup drivers and team members was a stunner.
It was was ground breaking and precedent setting and totally justified. It should be heartily applauded by a sports-following public that more often than not, seems to […]

Tue, 09/10/13 – 9:44 | 5 Comments
Waltrip Racing Penalized; Newman Is In Chase
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NASCAR officials announced Monday night that they believe that Clint Bowyer altered the outcome of Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race in Richmond and the composition of the Chase playoff field by intentionally spinning his car.
As a result, Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing, who was leading the race before the spin, will be awarded a Chase […]

Mon, 09/9/13 – 19:08 | 2 Comments
Newman To Drive For RCR

Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Ryan Newman will replace Jeff Burton as the driver of the No. 31 Sprint Cup Chevrolet next season.
Newman became available two months ago when Stewart-Haas Racing announced the contract of the 17-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner wouldn’t be renewed.
RCR and Burton announced earlier this month that they would part […]

Mon, 09/9/13 – 18:00 | One Comment