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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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Cup Notes: Edwards Closes Out Season In Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talk about a strong finisher.
Carl Edwards victory in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway was his second straight as he won at Phoenix the weekend before.
Can’t wait until Speed Weeks, he said.
“Heck yes I wish the season was just starting,” Edwards said. “That would be nice to start the season […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 18:49 | One Comment
Jimmie: Almost Winner And Still Champion!
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson made the fewest mistakes of the three contenders in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finished second and won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson, who started the day second in points – 15 behind Denny Hamlin – won by 39 points over Hamlin, who finished 14th.
Forty-one […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 16:31 | One Comment
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Race Day: It Shapes Up As A Day To Just Go For It
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When the season-ending Ford 400 begins today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, only 46 points will separate the three drivers who remain in contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Only 15 points separate the top two.
Because of all that, and because all three have been consistently high finishers throughout the Chase […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Race Day: It Shapes Up As A Day To Just Go For It
Hood: A Long, Awarding Season
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
The longest season in all of sports concludes on today when the checkered flag waves over the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Today, all eyes in the motorsports world will be focused on Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson as they battle for the Sprint Cup trophy.
The champions in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 7:31 | One Comment
Busch Wins Homestead NNS Race
Kyle Busch put himself in contention for a final-weekend-of-the-NASCAR-season sweep Saturday night when he won the Ford 300 Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Busch, who won Friday night’s Ford 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead and will be in Sunday’s Ford 400 Sprint Cup race, took the lead from Kevin Harvick with 22 […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Homestead NNS Race
Logano On NNS Pole
Joey Logano will start Saturday afternoon’s Ford 300 Nationwide Series from the pole.
Logano won the pole with a qualifying lap at 171.499 mph earlier on Saturday. It was the eighth pole of the season for Logano. He also has two victories.
Kyle Busch, Logano’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was second fastest in qualifying session with a […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 13:05 | Comments Off on Logano On NNS Pole
Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire
For the second time in less than a year, four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson has been the victim of a fire.
As the 2010 champion flew home Thursday from the National Hot Rod Association’s season-finale in Pomona, Calif., the transporter that serves as the team’s racetrack headquarters caught fire on the I-10 Freeway […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Fort Worth, Texas – Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti visited Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Friday to conduct an offseason, one-day test session for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. During a break, Franchitti took time to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his championship season to the arrival of the new […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Q and A: Dario Franchitti
Minter: 2010 To Exit With Non-Fillable Shoes
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The remaining days of the 2010 NASCAR season likely will be dominated by talk of what was won during the year – who won the races and the championships. Will it be Jimmie Johnson winning a record fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, or will it be Denny Hamlin or Kevin […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Minter: 2010 To Exit With Non-Fillable Shoes