Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:36 | No Comment

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Nashville Notes: Logano Steamed
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – The final laps of Nationwide Series races at Auto Club Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway this season weren’t kind to Joey Logano.
The 19-year-old driver was on the receiving end of contact from fellow competitors at the conclusion of each event.
When asked if the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway is […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 18:09 | Comments Off on Nashville Notes: Logano Steamed
Allgaier Adjusting Well To Life As NASCAR winner
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – There’s been little downtime over the past two weeks for Justin Allgaier, the newest first-time winner in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series.
Following his dramatic victory at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, the second-year driver known as “Little Gator” has been on a whirlwind schedule during the days leading up […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Allgaier Adjusting Well To Life As NASCAR winner

Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway has a special offer for the race fan that demands the ultimate in comfort and luxury…. the Trackside Fan Suite hospitality package.
“Enjoying the race from the comfort of a suite is one of the most luxurious experiences you can have at Talladega,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “It’s […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Get The VIP Treatment At Talladega In The Trackside Fan Suite
Force Gives Four-Wide A Thumbs Sideways
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
By any measuring device, last weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a runaway success for John Force Racing.
But despite an historic victory in the rain-delayed Funny Car final at zMAX Dragway, Brut Force is suggesting that four-wide might better serve all vested parties as an all-star-style, non-points event on the […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 6:50 | One Comment
Lagasse Challenges Cup Raiders
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Nashville – With eight Sprint Cup drivers in the field along with at least two more former big-leaguers, Saturday’s Nationwide race at Nashville Superspeedway has the strongest lineup in its 10-year history.
But one Nationwide-only driver, Scott Lagasse, had this to say about that:
“Bring ‘em on.”
“Personally I look forward to racing against the Cup drivers,” said […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 6:31 | Comments Off on Lagasse Challenges Cup Raiders
Memo: Andretti Taking Stock?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
The headlong, frontal assault of stock car racing by open wheelers seems to have ebbed this season. Danica Patrick aside, just a few bored stragglers have dipped their toes in NASCAR waters in recent months.
It could be […]

Thu, 04/1/10 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Memo: Andretti Taking Stock?
Minter: Recent Races Produce Empty Feelings
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
These are some strange, eerie times in the world of NASCAR. Despite all the rules changed in the offseason to jazz up the racing, attendance keeps falling, and in a big way. Even more strangely, no one seems to want to talk – or write – about it.
Not only did […]

Thu, 04/1/10 – 6:22 | 7 Comments
Petty, Andrettis To Do Indianapolis 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Two of the great families in American auto racing will team up to race in this year’s Indianapolis 500 it was announced Wednesday.
Andretti Autosport of the Indy Racing League, it was revealed, will work in a joint effort with racing legend Richard Petty and Window World, Inc., to field a […]

Wed, 03/31/10 – 12:41 | Comments Off on Petty, Andrettis To Do Indianapolis 500
Woody: Wrong Call On Right Move
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Isn’t it fun when the experts are wrong?
Fox Sports commentators Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds both said Denny Hamlin had blown it when he ducked in for tires with just a few laps to go Monday at Martinsville.
They declared – and I’m paraphrasing – it was an incredibly bone-headed call […]

Wed, 03/31/10 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Harris: Gordon Is Having Break Problems
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Jeff Gordon used to win races in bunches.
The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion has racked up 82 victories, sixth on the all-time win list.
As recently as the 2007 season, he won six times. But checkered flags haven’t come easily for Gordon in a while. His only victory in the past […]

Wed, 03/31/10 – 6:42 | One Comment