Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Old Bristol, Rage Resurface In Nationwide Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Shades of the old Bristol Motor Speedway that fans loved and most drivers despised reappeared Friday night in the Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The 250-lap event that was delayed nearly an hour by rain and eventually won by Joey Logano produced nine yellow flags for [...]

Sat, 08/25/12 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Says Keselowski A Very Good Talker
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Brad Keselowski said last week that Hendrick Motorsports might be fudging on the rules directed at rear ends and suspensions to gain a competitive advantage.
He backed off those comments somewhat Thursday evening during a media function at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked on Friday if [...]

Fri, 08/24/12 – 20:23 | One Comment
Rain Puts Mears On Sprint Cup Pole At Bristol
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Because rain washed out Sprint Cup qualifying Friday, Casey Mears will start from the top spot for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
A slow-moving thunderstorm washed out qualifying and forced NASCAR to start the race, as the rule book dictates, based on speeds from the first practice session.
Mears topped the speed chart [...]

Fri, 08/24/12 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Bayne ‘Bummed’ About Not Getting A Cup Ride
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. –Trevor Bayne admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway he has mixed emotions about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. being Matt Kenseth’s replacement at Roush Fenway Racing because he believes they both deserve a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride.
“At first when they said that [Stenhouse in the No. 17 next year] I was a little bit [...]

Fri, 08/24/12 – 18:09 | 2 Comments
Young Drivers Not Into Taking Short Route To Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A few observations from the early race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway:
At the close of a media event in which the paint scheme for the No. 2 Dodge was unveiled, Brad Keselowski sat around with a small group of reporters and gave his thoughts on how young [...]

Fri, 08/24/12 – 15:37 | Comments Off
The Stories Just Keep Getting More Awesome
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
What a week for racing wags, eh? Torn between two stories. Danica runs over a shoe or Jeff Gordon gets mad at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Where to start?
Probably with the end of Hendrick Motorsports as we know it.
It started when Earnhardt dropped low on the track during a restart and [...]

Thu, 08/23/12 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Peters Finds Perfect Gift For Team Owner In Bristol
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – When NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner Tom DeLoach wants to remember his 65th birthday all he’ll have to do is look at his trophy case and focus on the unique hardware from Bristol Motor Speedway.
Given to DeLoach by driver Timothy Peters, it was a gift any [...]

Thu, 08/23/12 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Turner Motorsports Announces Crew Swap
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner has announced that his organization’s No. 30 and No. 38 NASCAR Nationwide Series teams immediately will interchange their entire crews – including crew chiefs – in an effort to evaluate performance and prepare for the 2013 season.
Trent Owens, who has led James Buescher and Nelson Piquet Jr. to NNS victories [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 19:47 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Menard Team With Big Penalties
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 27 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules infractions discovered this week during post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center following last Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
As a result, crew chief Slugger Labbe has been fined $100,000, [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 15:35 | Comments Off
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Donald Davidson, longtime historian at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the featured speaker at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Davidson is considered the pre-eminent expert on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and United States Auto Club. His appearance to discuss the famed 500-mile race [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 6:54 | Comments Off