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Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]

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Hood: Serving Up Multiple Helpings Of Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Before carving the turkey, let’s take a moment and reflect on the just-completed NASCAR season:
I’m thankful for Jamie McMurray winning the Daytona 500, just a few months after it appeared he was headed for the unemployment line.
I’m thankful Brad Keselowski wasn’t injured after Carl Edwards decided to retaliate at 190 miles […]

Thu, 11/25/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Hendrick Says Changes Not Aimed Just At Junior
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In a teleconference with the media on Wednesday morning, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick said the massive changes that are being implemented within his organization are simply the result of his belief that people on his team had “got complacent”.
And he said that since the decision to swap crew chiefs […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 11:43 | 5 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Shouldn’t Over-Tweak
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR boss Brian France says some “significant changes” will likely be made in the way the sport determines its champion next season.
Brian hasn’t asked me, but if he should, this is my advice:
Beware of over-tweaking.
As they say, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. And I don’t detect any major cracks […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 8:48 | 9 Comments
Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order
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Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announced Tuesday that his four-car team is instituting a multi-team swap of crew chiefs.
The reason, Hendrick said in a statement, is a general lack of satisfaction with performance.
Steve Letarte, who has been crew chief for Jeff Gordon for the last five seasons, will move over to the team of […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 18:34 | 4 Comments
Harris: Where Does Hamlin Career Go From Here?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The look on Denny Hamlin’s face after Sunday’s race at Homestead told the whole story.
An upbeat season in which Hamlin lived up to his promise to contend for a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion ended on a downbeat note when Jimmie Johnson beat the odds and Hamlin to win an unprecedented […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Martin Dignified, Determined In Defeat
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They say you can tell more about a man’s character in defeat than in victory.
I’m not sure that applies to Mark Martin.
Mark is so even-keeled that he’s dignified win or lose. Through good times and bad, amid highs and lows, his personal compass invariably remains stuck on “classy.”
This year, for […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Woody: Johnson Has ‘Choke Hold’ on Competition
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last Sunday King Jimmie the Fifth was crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway, concluding a race and a season that followed a familiar scenario for success:
Jimmie Johnson did a masterful job of driving.
And the competition did a masterful job of choking.
Denny Hamlin, Johnson’s closest challenger, spun out early in the race.
Kevin Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 18:39 | One Comment
RPM Has Been ‘Restructured”
A statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports on Monday seems to indicate that the team will continue on in NASCAR.
The statement, issued by Richard Petty regarding “plans for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond” says:
“Richard Petty Motorsports has completed its restructuring process and is now in the process of moving forward. RPM […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 14:13 | 2 Comments
Q and A: GM’s Terry Dolan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
It’s been a good week for General Motors, whose stock returned to Wall Street on Thursday via a highly-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). And at the close of business Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Team Chevy was celebrating its 27th NASCAR driver’s championship courtesy of Jimmie Johnson’s record-setting fifth consecutive Sprint […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Ingram: On To The Millennium Of Title Streaks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
Top Ten reflections on Jimmie Johnson’s fifth straight Sprint Cup championship aboard the Lowe’s Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports.
1. Yes. Now it’s a dynasty for the No. 48 team and Johnson. What’s missing from thedynasties enjoyed by the Yankees, the Boston Celtics, the Green Bay Packers or […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 7:52 | One Comment