Sun, 15/01/17 – 9:13 | No Comment

In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Despite a list of high-profile free-agents, team-owner Chip Ganassi says he likely will steer clear of adding a third driver to his IZOD IndyCar Series championship pairing of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon for the 2011 season.
“I’m perfectly happy with the two guys I have whether these free agents became […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 10:41 | One Comment
Harris: Here Is My HOF Ballot
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(Editor’s Note: Mike Harris serves on the voting panel for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Here is how he voted in Wednesday’s election for the second class in the Hall.)
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – I voted for David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip.
It was a VERY difficult […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 10:22 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Proud/Sorry To Say Here Is How I Voted
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – For the second year in a row on Wednesday afternoon, I left the room where voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was held with a case of buyer’s remorse.
For the first time ever, it slowly occurred to me Wednesday that for as long as I hold […]

Wed, 10/13/10 – 18:14 | 5 Comments
Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame grew by five members Wednesday as the voting for its second class was conducted in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The new members are David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore and Lee Petty.
The five new members join the inaugural class which was […]

Wed, 10/13/10 – 15:28 | One Comment
Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
While the rest of the field seems allergic to Jimmie Johnson’s rear bumper, there’s one driver who just might be able to muster a challenge to Mr. Invincible.
Tony Stewart. The driver called “Smoke.” (Who used to be called some other things back in his temper-tantrum days.)
Stewart won last Sunday’s race in […]

Tue, 10/12/10 – 12:36 | One Comment
Harris: Five Not Enough For Hall This Year, Either
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One of the great honors of my professional  life is being part of the voting committee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But, in this case, along with honor comes great responsibility.
A year ago, voting for the first class to go into the HoF, there was a great debate over whether Bill France Sr. and Bill […]

Tue, 10/12/10 – 5:22 | 6 Comments
Pedley: NASCAR Has An iProblem
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
There are certain drivers to whom you absolutely must listen when they speak about racing. Jeff Burton is the all-timer in that area. But Greg Biffle never fails to educate when he talks.
Last week, Biffle was asked about sinking TV ratings for NASCAR and he tossed a new – and […]

Mon, 10/11/10 – 17:22 | 5 Comments
Minter: The Choice For Chase Favorite Is An Easy One
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations as the Sprint Cup circuit head back to NASCAR’s traditional stomping grounds…
Picking a favorite in the Chase has become as easy as “1,2,3.”
That’s Jimmie Johnson’s respective finishes in the past three races, once he got his bad race – a 25th at New Hampshire – behind him. […]

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Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Given that the Auto Club Speedway is not too far down Interstate 10 from Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Sunday’s Sprint Cup event was a Chevy Chase.
While Chevy entries dominated the top three positions at the finish and clinched the manufacturer’s championship, the fastest […]

Mon, 10/11/10 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway
Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Cruz Pedregon, Dave Connolly and Andrew Hines also were winners at the fourth of six playoff races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Dixon was on […]

Sun, 10/10/10 – 18:58 | One Comment