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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Flag to Flag: Talladega
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Watching the Aaron’s 499?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to join him in a live chat as he blogs the action Flag to Flag at Talladega.

Sun, 04/25/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Talladega
Pruett, Ganassi Win Third Straight
Scott Pruett survived a pair of late-race restarts and a challenge by Burt Frisselle to win Saturday’s Bosch Engineering 250 before a record crowd at Virginia International Raceway.
The victory gave the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley started by Memo Rojas its third consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented […]

Sat, 04/24/10 – 19:50 | Comments Off on Pruett, Ganassi Win Third Straight
Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Does it ever rain in Hell? On days like these, one wonders. Then again, maybe I’m just under the weather.
There was a time when a rainout such as Saturday’s washout at Talladega was an opportunity for writers to hang out in the garage with participants in what is now the […]

Sat, 04/24/10 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again
Woody: Kahne Puts Petty In Bind
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Let’s see if I’ve got this straight:
If Kasey Kahne has to choose between driving for Richard Petty Motorsports or nobody next season, he’ll choose nobody?
That’s what Kasey said when he announced plans to leave RPM at the end of this season: he doesn’t know where he’ll be next season.
Of course […]

Sat, 04/24/10 – 17:00 | One Comment
Saturday A Wash At Talladega
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Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR cancelled Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying at Talladega and postponed the Nationwide Series race until Sunday afternoon following the Sprint Cup race.
Central Alabama was under a severe weather watch including tornado warnings amid severe thunderstorms and possible hail.
“We decided after watching the Weather Channel and talking with local media people in Birmingham […]

Sat, 04/24/10 – 11:22 | Comments Off on Saturday A Wash At Talladega
Cup Notes: Another Doubleheader On Tap?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR has decided to continue with Saturday’s activities at Talladega Superspeedway as scheduled, despite the threat of severe weather.
Qualifying for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be held Saturday morning prior to the start of the Aaron’s 312 for NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, which is scheduled to begin shortly after […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Another Doubleheader On Tap?
Unhappy Harvick Rips Rumors
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Kevin Harvick, whose contract with Richard Childress Racing expires at the end of the current season, is viewed by many as the hottest free agent in the NASCAR garage
But the driver nicknamed “Happy Harvick” wasn’t ready to tip his hand earlier today on where he’ll be employed in […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 13:58 | 2 Comments
Harvick Captures NNS Pole
Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 187.375 mph on Friday.
Second fastest was Carl Edwards while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Edwards’ Roush Fenway teammate, was third.
Edwards’ lap was at 185.754 mph and a half second slower than was Harvick’s.
Steve Arpin was the big surprise […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 12:58 | Comments Off on Harvick Captures NNS Pole
Ford Teams Step Up To Plates With New Engines
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The restrictor plate version of Ford Racing’s FR9 engine will be available to all Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be the first points race in which a majority of Ford Fusions will have access to […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 8:16 | 2 Comments
The Old Helio Is Back
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Kansas City, Kan. – A year and a couple of days ago, Helio Castroneves’ life – not race driving career, but life – was a horror show.
Pushed to the sides were grand memories of winning Indianapolis 500s, climbing fences and dancing with stars; Castroneves was being marched past cameras in jump suits and shackles and […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 6:21 | 3 Comments