Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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 […]

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Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
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Nashville, Tenn. – It was a hectic weekend. I was trying to arrange an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a fast-approaching magazine deadline, the air conditioner was making an odd (i.e., expensive-sounding) noise and the guy who works on my car (Mr. Good Wallet) said I needed at least four new tires.
My lawn mower […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
Rahal and Rahal At Indy

Talented young star Graham Rahal will team up with his father, 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, for the first time in an IZOD IndyCar Series car in the 2010 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Graham Rahal, from New Albany, Ohio, will drive the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Racing entry. The younger Rahal, 21, […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 17:48 | One Comment
Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY

On the track and in the media’s opinion, Jimmie Johnson was simply the best as he was voted the winner of the DRIVER OF THE YEAR for the first quarter of the 2010 racing season.
Johnson, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and three-time DRIVER OF THE YEAR, led his series’ points standing and garnered the […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 10:47 | 2 Comments
Harris: Hall Does Sport Proud
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, NC – Walking into the new NASCAR Hall of Fame is a bit like strolling into living history.
The modern, gleaming facility in the midst of downtown Charlotte’s skyscrapers officially opens next week. But a handful of fortunate media members were invited to a preview on Tuesday – kind of […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 21:23 | One Comment
Green, Tracy Reunite For Indy
A couple of familiar faces will be back in Gasoline Alley together this month.
KV Racing Technology announced today that former Indianapolis 500-winning car owner Barry Green has joined the team to assist on Paul Tracy’s No. 15 GEICO – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry in this year’s Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for Sunday, May […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 10:41 | Comments Off on Green, Tracy Reunite For Indy
Minter: Talladega Was ‘Exceptional”
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It seems that the way Sprint Cup races are going these days, it takes a night or two of sleeping on it to decide what one really thinks about the outcome.
Listening to some, including the TV talkers, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega two weeks ago was NASCAR’s best race ever.
Even without a night or two […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Gordon Taking Different Approach This Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Jeff Gordon has a lot to be proud of. Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and 82 race wins in a career that began nearly two decades ago are nothing to sneeze at.
But Gordon is 38 years old now, and he’s been overshadowed in recent years by teammate Jimmie Johnson, who […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:36 | One Comment
No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Motor racing, as the saying goes, is a fast-moving sport. In recent days, the “new Kyle Busch” has emerged a winner at Richmond, the contentious anti-trust law suit at the Kentucky Motor Speedway has been settled, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon stopped fuming (if not feuding) and […]

Mon, 05/3/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
Warren Johnson Busts Slump
Pro Stock driver Warren Johnson, the second-winningest driver in NHRA Full Throttle Series history, ended a four-year drought with his 97th career win Sunday at the 14th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
The other winners at the seventh event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Tony Schumacher […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 21:15 | Comments Off on Warren Johnson Busts Slump
Sauter Saves Truck, Day In Kansas
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Kansas City, Kan. – The Camping World Truck Series season is just five races old, but 2010’s signature moment happened Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Heck, it was so good, it may be the best thing that happens in any of NASCAR’s top three series all year.
Johnny Sauter was leading the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 with […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Sauter Saves Truck, Day In Kansas