Mon, 20/03/17 – 8:00 | No Comment

Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

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Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
First we were forced to witness the somber demise of Petty Enterprises.
Now we’re watching an equally wrenching battle to keep Richard Petty Motorsports afloat.
No family has meant more and contributed greater to any sport than the Pettys have to NASCAR. Somehow it seems unfair that they should be in such a […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
The Captain On Verge Of Victory
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There’s an old saying that good things come to he who waits. Well, Roger Penske has waited and waited and waited for a NASCAR championship.
Twenty-seven years The Captain has waited. But, thanks to Brad Keselowski, it appears the wait is over.
Keselowski goes into Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas with an insurmountable 485-point lead over […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:17 | Comments Off on The Captain On Verge Of Victory
Woody: NASCAR Will Miss Hunter’s Touch
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If every one of Jim Hunter’s friends offered a eulogy we would be – as Hunter used to say, “here all night.”
Just about every sports writer has a personal story about some favor done by Hunter, some request he went out of his way to accommodate, some helping hand he […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 7:18 | One Comment
Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For those doping out Clint Bowyer’s victory last Sunday at Talladega on a what-might-have-been basis, the first stop would have to be numbers.
Just do a little adding and then some subtracting and you have the points position Bowyer would be in today had he not been been issued the death […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 6:24 | Comments Off on Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
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I wasn’t sure if one of my colleagues would write a column about the late Jim Hunter, one of the most popular and important people in stock car racing.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that each of us has our own view of this man who spent more than […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 6:19 | Comments Off on Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
Woody: Judgment Calls Are A Part Of Racing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Judgment calls have always been part of NASCAR and will be till Judgment Day.
Aric Almirola learned that hard lesson last Saturday at Talladega.
He also learned that there are different definitions of “below the line.”
Under NASCAR’s rules drivers aren’t allowed to go below the yellow warning line to make a pass at […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 5:54 | 2 Comments
Force Looks Back, Moves Up
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Motivated by a team meeting and a highlight reel of his old “Brute” self, John Force has a record 15th NHRA Funny Car championship squarely in his sights.
Force raced to an emotional victory in the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday, cutting series leader Matt Hagan’s lead in […]

Mon, 11/1/10 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Force Looks Back, Moves Up
Ingram: Two-Car Tandems Storm Sunny Talladega
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – The race at Talladega was decided as the tandems led by Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick emerged from the late afternoon shadows cast by the high banks just past Turn 1. Or, if you prefer, the race was decided in the piercing […]

Mon, 11/1/10 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Ingram: Two-Car Tandems Storm Sunny Talladega
Force Tightens Funny Car Fight
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorchycle) were class winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday.
The race, held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the fifth race in the six-race Countdown.
Schumacher, the defending Top […]

Sun, 10/31/10 – 20:37 | Comments Off on Force Tightens Funny Car Fight
The Race After The Race Featured Large Packs, Too
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Talladega (Ala.) Municipal Airport – Minutes after the checkered flag waved to signal the end of today’s AMP Energy Juice 500, the other race was just beginning.
There were no Sprint Cup points on the line for this particular race. But there was the incentive of quickly boarding a jet and […]

Sun, 10/31/10 – 17:35 | One Comment