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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The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
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Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 7:27 | One Comment
‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Al Unser Jr. had a big smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand as he sat in a white Buick van behind the pit wall at Kanas Speedway Wednesday. Nothing unusual about any of that.
It was the cause of the smile which was […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 17:45 | Comments Off on ‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. shared more than a vision about stock car racing. Visions are a dime a dozen, or nowadays a dollar after inflation.
More practically, they shared a knack for knowing how to turn their vision into reality and a big part of that knack involved […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
It Was A Big Day For Borneman’s Small Team
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By Nick Bromberg | Contributing Writer
Running his own race team from the money that he makes from his construction company, John Borneman III can’t afford to run the full Nationwide Series schedule. And when he does enter a race, he knows that the first priority is to make the race, and then whatever good that […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 6:39 | Comments Off on It Was A Big Day For Borneman’s Small Team
Woody: ‘Anonymous Sources’ Can Spell Trouble
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Kevin Harvick touched on one of the most tickling questions in journalism last week when he took the media to task for using an anonymous source in a story about a reputed team rift.
The story quoted an unnamed source as saying “Kevin has burned all his bridges” at Richard Childress Racing.
Harvick […]

Tue, 04/27/10 – 6:32 | 4 Comments
Minter: Still Thinking Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few random observations from a long day at Talladega Superspeedway:
* Brad Keselowski is becoming more likable by the day. He’s a straight shooter who says what he thinks even when he’s involved in controversy, which is something a lot of other drivers don’t always do.
You always get the feeling […]

Mon, 04/26/10 – 12:40 | Comments Off on Minter: Still Thinking Talladega
Ingram: Gordon And Johnson Are Back At It
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Al. – You can take away Air Talladega by subtracting the rear wings, but Err Talladega lives on.
According to Jeff Gordon, for example, Jimmie Johnson made a really big error. “He’s testing my patience,” said Gordon of his teammate and the driver of the No. […]

Mon, 04/26/10 – 6:26 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Wins Wild Nationwide Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Just when it looked as if racing at Talladega Superspeedway could be done with a relative amount of safety, the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series night-cap race ended with a violent crash that saw Dennis Setzer’s Dodge sail into the catchfence and Brad Keselowski, who knows a thing […]

Sun, 04/25/10 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Wild Nationwide Race
Minter: Revamped Rules Rule
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR’s undoing of some of its newer rules seemed to be just the cure as Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway turned out to be the kind of race NASCAR fans had come to expect at the giant Alabama track.
A good bit of the push for the […]

Sun, 04/25/10 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Minter: Revamped Rules Rule
Harvick Sneaks Past McMurray To Win Talladega
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They say that at Talladega Superspeedway, the yellow line at the bottom of the track can be a driver’s best friend.
Apparently, Jamie McMurray never heard them say that.
McMurray, leading the race on the final green-white-checkered restart Sunday at Talladega, gave up the bottom of the track to Kevin Harvick as they streaked toward the checkered […]

Sun, 04/25/10 – 15:58 | Comments Off on Harvick Sneaks Past McMurray To Win Talladega