Fri, 9/10/15 – 7:10 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.  
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards said during preparations for Saturday’s […]

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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
Sutton, Elliott Keeping Dreams Alive
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Back in the day, in the racing circles of north Georgia, Casey Roderick was the kind of young racer that George Elliott would have helped.
Roderick is young, talented, appreciative of any help he gets, but always short of the money he needs to race. Elliott, the late father of Sprint […]

Tue, 03/30/10 – 9:30 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Was Winning Decision Good or Lucky?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
J.D. Gibbs got good laughs during a post race interview session at Martinsville Speedway Monday afternoon. But you have to wonder if it was laughs he was going for as he talked about the end of the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500.
You’ve got to wonder what Gibbs’ mood would have […]

Tue, 03/30/10 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Pedley: Was Winning Decision Good or Lucky?
Hamlin Wins In Wild Finish At Martinsville
Denny Hamlin will head into surgery this week fresh off his first victory of the season.
Hamlin – who it was announced late last week will have an injured knee cut open and repaired later this week – won the rain-delayed Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Monday.
The Virginia native got the victory […]

Mon, 03/29/10 – 14:58 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins In Wild Finish At Martinsville