Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One 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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Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Recuperating from knee surgery, Denny Hamlin says he won NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500 Monday afternoon operating at maybe 60 percent. By design, the same figure also may apply to the current state of his Sprint Cup team at Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I told everyone on Media Day [...]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 9:13 | One Comment
Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As blasphemous as it seems to even type the words into a computer, it’s beginning to look like 500- or 600-mile NASCAR races are way too long, based on the latest rules and trends.
In my earliest days of attending races, 500 milers were marathons. The World 600 at Charlotte Motor [...]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 6:37 | 12 Comments
Harris: Suspense In F1?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The Formula One Grand Prix in China  on Sunday was one of the most entertaining races I’ve watched in some time.
Thanks to the weather, an on-and-off rain that kept everybody guessing on tires all day and had the cars throwing up roostertails that hampered visibility at times, the action was [...]

Tue, 04/20/10 – 7:53 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Blades Appeared To Cut It At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Did the blade merit a passing grade at Texas Motor Speedway?
That largely depended on how many panels of your Sprint Cup car were wadded-up during the running of the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500. Monday’s 334-lap race on TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval widely was considered the first [...]

Mon, 04/19/10 – 20:15 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Dominates Nationwide Race
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Kyle Busch dominated the O’Reilly 300 and won the Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Monday afternoon.
The victory was the fifth in a row for Busch at TMS in the Nationwide series. He led 153 of the 200 laps in the race, which was orignally scheduled for Saturday but twice postponed by rain.
Joey Logano, [...]

Mon, 04/19/10 – 18:27 | 2 Comments
Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas
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Denny Hamlin took the lead away from Jeff Burton on a restart with 12 laps to go, held off a challenge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 11 laps to go and then held off Jimmie Johnson to win the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Hamlin, who had knee surgery following [...]

Mon, 04/19/10 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I always thought Bill France Sr. would make a good subject for a one-man show, the kind where an actor portrays the life of a character without much help from anything other than an extraordinary life story to tell.
Just over 100 years after his birth, [...]

Mon, 04/19/10 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Force Wins Third Of Season
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John Force continued his comeback run by racing to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
The 60-year-old Force, the 14-time [...]

Sun, 04/18/10 – 20:57 | Comments Off
Rain Sets Up A Texas Two-For
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Rain relegated NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series teams to their haulers Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where Bill Elliott spent time un-stocking the Wood Brothers’ pantry.
“The truck normally doesn’t have enough food on it if it rains,” Elliott deadpanned. “That’s the first thing that goes. You can go on [...]

Sun, 04/18/10 – 18:40 | One Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Long Beach
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday to give Andretti Autosport its first-ever victory.
The victory was Hunter-Reay’s second in the series – the first coming in 2008 at Watkins Glen – and it was the first victory of the season for a car not owned by Team Penske.
“This is unbelievable, to [...]

Sun, 04/18/10 – 17:15 | Comments Off