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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

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Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s time to give Dario Franchitti his due.
Yes, he came up short of establishing a presence in NASCAR a few years ago – mostly because of a lack of sponsorship. But the IZOD IndyCar Series star has been nothing short of sensational in the open-wheel cars for most of the […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written
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Every day thousands of planes land safely at airports around the country and we never hear a word about it. There are no glaring newspaper headlines, no program-interrupting news flashes on radio and TV:
“BULLETIN: A jetliner in-bound from Los Angeles carrying 266 passengers has just set down at O’Hare Airport without the slightest hitch. After […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Johanna Long Wins Snowball Derby
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Johanna Long won Sunday’s 43rd annual Snowball Derby in Florida, becoming just the second female to win the prestigious short-track event.
Long, 18, is the youngest driver to win the event, which attracts top drivers from across the nation to the paved, half-mile Five Flags Speedway near Pensacola.
Last year, Kyle Busch won the race. This year, […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:34 | One Comment
Ingram: Days of Short Track Yore And Ol’ Clyde
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
It’s a time of the year when racing champions are formally ushered in along with winter’s cold wind – at least if you live in north Georgia. It’s also a time to stock up on fire wood and bring in the Christmas tree. For […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:08 | 3 Comments
Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis
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All Sam Hornish Jr. needs to return to the Indianapolis 500 next May is “raise his hand,” according to a top Team Penske official.
Tim Cindric, president of Penske Performance, confimed during a national teleconference that a one-off ride for Hornish in the landmark 100th edition of the Indy 500 remains an option for the winner […]

Sun, 12/5/10 – 9:49 | One Comment
Pedley: What’s The Guy Got To Do To Get Respect?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Champions Week in Las Vegas built to its annual exercise in awkwardness – the season-ending banquet  – the last couple days, I began to wonder about about Feb. 20, 2011.
I began to wonder what will happen when Jimmie Johnson steps onto the front-straight stage at Daytona International Speedway for […]

Sat, 12/4/10 – 9:07 | 5 Comments
Woody: Vegas’ Glitter Is Perfect For NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I attended NASCAR’s inaugural New York City awards shindig in 1981 to cover hometown hotfoot Darrell Waltrip’s first championship presentation, and it was a hoot.
One amber-frozen moment: my sports writing sidekick Joe Caldwell and I strolled into the Waldorf Astoria lounge one evening and were greeted by a booming drawl […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 15:40 | 4 Comments
Small Field Doesn’t Tarnish Top Rookie Award
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One of the drivers being honored during Champions Week in Las Vegas isn’t exactly a household name.
In fact, a lot of NASCAR fans might scratch their heads and ask, “Kevin who?’’
The name is Kevin Conway and the 31-year-old driver from Cornelius, N.C., is the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:38 | 3 Comments
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR tire-testing on Daytona International Speedway’s recently repaved 2.5-mile racing surface is scheduled for Dec. 15-16.
The Goodyear Racing test will mark the first time race cars will turn laps on a surface that has been repaved for only the second time in its history. Lane Construction began the historic project […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Testing Scheduled for Repaved DIS
IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
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Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:15 | One Comment