Fri, 18/08/17 – 17:23 | No Comment

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn.  – Earlier this year, NASCAR lost Red Horse Racing, one of the Camping World Truck Series premier teams. Now it’s losing another at the end of the season in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Keselowski shocked the motorsports community Thursday when he announced he would shutter the doors on his truck […]

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Harris: Busch Had Great Season, But Great-est?
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There was quite a spirited debate last week over who should take the honor of 2010 Driver of the Year.
About half the 20 panelists – all among the top motorsports writers and broadcasters in the U.S. – took part in a teleconference to debate the merits of the most deserving drivers before secretly casting their […]

Sat, 12/11/10 – 9:09 | One Comment
Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
United Autosports will get its second year of racing underway next month by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona with a stellar driver line-up led by Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell.
Brundle, the 1988 Daytona 24 Hour race winner aboard a Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJR-9, has been drawn back to […]

Fri, 12/10/10 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
The Slow Lane Suited This Wood Brother Just Fine
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With another racing season in the books, it’s natural to begin looking back on the highs and lows of the year.
Most years, the highs outnumber the lows, and this year was no exception.
Among the personal highs this year are a quality one-on-one interview with Jeff Gordon back at the first […]

Fri, 12/10/10 – 8:42 | 4 Comments
JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that its newest entry into the Nationwide Series which will be driven by Brian Scott, will carry the familiar number 11 and have Kevin Kidd as its crew chief.
In addition, Adam Stevens, who had previously served as the engineer for JGR’s Sprint Cup Series No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, will assume […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 18:24 | Comments Off on JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner

Three years ago, it appeared doubtful drag racing icon John Force would ever race again following a horrific wreck during an NHRA Funny Car run in Texas nearly killed him.
Force not only recovered from serious foot and leg injuries to return in 2008, he went on at age 61 to win the 2010 Funny Car […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 13:23 | Comments Off on John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner
Woody: Junior, Jeff Blanks Were Top Driver Stories
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I see that some of my media colleagues selected Jimmie Johnson’s championship run as the biggest NASCAR story of 2010. I disagree.
As I opined earlier, I think the most significant overall story was the impressive safety record NASCAR continued to amass – but of course safety is a boring subject […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 8:19 | 2 Comments
Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test
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The repaving is finished at Daytona International Speedway and the testing of the new surface is about to begin.
DIS officials said Tuesday that at least 18 NASCAR drivers will be on the track for next week’s (Wednesday and Thursday) test session.
The test is officially being call a tire test and it is being conducted by […]

Wed, 12/8/10 – 16:48 | One Comment
Woody: Junior Loses Races But Not Fans
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
One of NASCAR’s more amazing streaks continued this season, and no, I don’t mean Jimmie Johnson’s record-extending fifth championship.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Most Popular Driver Award for an eighth consecutive year.
It just goes to show that winning’s not everything. In fact, in Junior’s case, apparently it’s nothing. No matter how […]

Wed, 12/8/10 – 8:43 | 8 Comments
Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It’s time to give Dario Franchitti his due.
Yes, he came up short of establishing a presence in NASCAR a few years ago – mostly because of a lack of sponsorship. But the IZOD IndyCar Series star has been nothing short of sensational in the open-wheel cars for most of the […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written
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Every day thousands of planes land safely at airports around the country and we never hear a word about it. There are no glaring newspaper headlines, no program-interrupting news flashes on radio and TV:
“BULLETIN: A jetliner in-bound from Los Angeles carrying 266 passengers has just set down at O’Hare Airport without the slightest hitch. After […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments