Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Denny Hamlin restarted the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday night with the lead with 20 laps to go and had no problem holding off the field to get the victory.
Hamlin’s victory gave him a weekend sweep as he won the Nationwide Series race on Friday night. The sweep was just […]

Sat, 05/8/10 – 22:46 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington

Indianapolis –  The Town of Speedway is facilitating roundtrip bus service for 2010 Indianapolis 500 fans Sunday, May 30 at four convenient locations, including three in downtown Indianapolis and one at Indianapolis International Airport.
Service will be provided by Transportation Management Services (TMS) and the Free Enterprise System, Inc. Both companies will […]

Sat, 05/8/10 – 10:02 | Comments Off on Shuttle Service Available for Indy 500 Fans
Race Day: Moms Welcome
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For auto racing families, nothing says “I love you, mom” quite like ear-busting noise and 98 octane gasoline. So, this weekend – Mother’s Day weekend – at Darlington, the moms of several drivers will be at the track.
Here is what a select group of drivers had to say about having their mothers at Darlington for […]

Sat, 05/8/10 – 8:54 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: Darlington
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Watching the Showtime Southern 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow along as he blogs the action Flag to Flag at Darlington Raceway.

Sat, 05/8/10 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Darlington
Hamlin Wins JGR Nationwide Battle
Denny Hamlin won Saturday night’s Royal Purple 200 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationwide Series race by holding off teammate Kyle Busch after a restart with five laps to go.
Hamlin had the lead on the restart but was passed briefly by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. Hamlin, who led a race-best 11 lapls, quickly recaptured […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 20:50 | One Comment
McMurray Nabs Darlington Pole
Jamie McMurray may have established himself as the favorite to win Saturday night’s Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway by being fastest in practice on Friday and then winning the pole.
McMurray’s pole-winning speed in his Earnhardt-Ganassi Chevrolet was 180.370 mph at the 1.33-mile egg-shaped oval.
The pole was the second of the season […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 17:29 | 4 Comments
Hamlin On Nationwide Pole
The front row of Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race belongs to Joe Gibbs Racing as Denny Hamlin qualified fastest on Friday afternoon and Kyle Busch second fastest.
Hamlin posted a lap at 176.031 mph. JGR teammate Busch had a lap at 175.754 in his Toyota Camry.
Starting third in the Royal Purple 200 presented by O’Reilly […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Hamlin On Nationwide Pole
Cup Notes: Southern Is A Biggie
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Darlington, S.C. – It may not boast the largest purse of the season, but few race tracks can match the history and prestige associated with Darlington Raceway.
The 1.366-mile facility will play host to the 61st running of the Showtime Southern 500 Saturday night.
For two-time Darlington winner Jeff Burton, there’s something unique about pulling into victory […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 13:53 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Southern Is A Biggie
McMurray Is Back In The Comfort Zone
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For thousands upon thousands of race-car drivers in America, Roush Fenway Racing is not just a NASCAR team, it’s also an answer to prayers. It’s a top team, a winning team, a team that does things right and a team which has the people and equipment to turn drivers into […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 8:17 | One Comment
Memo: The Age Of Gimmicks Is Upon Us
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Welcome, race fans, to the age of gimmicks. It’s an age when fast cars, mechanical innovation, may-the-best-team-win and all the other things which have made auto racing the best sport on the rock are not nearly enough to keep ‘em coming back […]

Thu, 05/6/10 – 8:43 | 7 Comments