Thu, 25/05/17 – 15:57 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Racin’ News Today: RCR Signs Coulter

Today’s Racin’ News:
Richard Childress Racing has signed Joey Coulter to drive its second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in 2011.
Coulter, 20, recently finished eighth in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series point standings, his second full season of competition, on the strength of his first series victory and six other top-five finishes. He also […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Racin’ News Today: RCR Signs Coulter
Crew Chief Wolfe Promoted By Penske
In 2010, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe won the Nationwide Series championship for Penske Racing.
Next year, they will attempt to do the same thing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Wolfe has been named crew chief of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team for 2011. Wolfe will continue to work with Keselowski, who will […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Wolfe Promoted By Penske
Spencer Massey Gets DSR Ride
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Spencer Massey’s one-year hiatus from the NHRA’s Top Fuel ranks will end in 2011, when the native Texan will drive the Prestone/FRAM Dragster fielded by Don Schumacher Racing.
Massey, the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year in 2009, replaces Cory McClenathan in a DSR Top Fuel lineup featuring seven-time world champion Tony […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 8:37 | One Comment
Minter: Cool Weather Evokes Warm Memories
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the cooler weather arrives in the old neighborhood here in the vicinity of Atlanta Motor Speedway, it’s time to get out the winter clothes and pack away the t-shirts for the time being.
As I reached in the back of the closet the other day, I pulled out a favorite […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 8:31 | 3 Comments
Petty Signs New Investors
Richard Petty Motorsports signed and closed a sale of its racing assets to an investment group comprised of Richard Petty, Medallion Financial Corp. and DGB Investments.
Petty, is a seven-time NASCAR champion who has won 200 races, including 10 Daytona races. Known in the NASCAR world as “The King,” Petty will serve as Chairman and […]

Mon, 11/29/10 – 9:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Re-Boot Winner’s Points, Not The Chase
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
According to an informal poll, the Chase format is not working for some NASCAR fans. But according to this same poll, the only desirable change would be a return to accumulating points for the entire season and then crowning the guy who has the most […]

Mon, 11/29/10 – 8:29 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting
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Voting for 2010 Driver of the Year will be tabulated this week, and Jimmie Johnson clearly is dealing from a position of strength.
That was evident during his season-ending teleconference on Tuesday, two days after Johnson had clinched his record-setting fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Johnson is a three-time winner of […]

Sun, 11/28/10 – 18:06 | 12 Comments
Back Roads: Earnhardt Sr. Hits Jack, Wins The Pot
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
No matter what method has been used to determine the champion of NASCAR’s premier division,  not many drivers have won the title the first time an opportunity presented itself. Dale Earnhardt Sr. was one of those who stamped himself as extraordinary and one to watch
by winning his first Winston Cup, […]

Sun, 11/28/10 – 8:10 | One Comment
Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie
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Yes, we know. Jimmie Johnson continues to perform in crunch time just as smoothly as an ex-NBA superstar with the initials MJ used to do for umpteen years for the Chicago Bulls.
All of sport’s greats are like that. Somehow, some way, they always seem to know how to come through when it counts most. Remember […]

Sat, 11/27/10 – 10:14 | 8 Comments
Clauson The Star Of Turkey Night
Bryan Clauson won the USAC National Midget portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Thursday night.
Clauson, who started the race with the championship wrapped up, took the lead on the ninth lap and held it until the end. Caleb Armstrong was second and Dalton Armstrong was  third.
Clauson, of Noblesville, […]

Sat, 11/27/10 – 9:23 | One Comment