Sun, 21/05/17 – 17:32 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

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Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Matt Hagan is a guy who is comfortable not only in his own skin, but also in his own bib overalls.
It’s the outfit of choice on Hagan’s 800-acre farm and Angus cattle ranch in Christiansburg,Va., where the NHRA’s Funny Car points-leader is an authority on all topics agrarian.
“Farming, I’ve always […]

Thu, 10/28/10 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
Minter: A Trip To Talladega Begins With A Prayer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations heading into this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway:
It seems ironic that on one hand, the NFL is in the news with league officials cracking down on rough hits, promising to suspend players who cross the line between fair play and unnecessary roughness.
On the other hand, the NASCAR […]

Thu, 10/28/10 – 5:41 | One Comment
Minter: ‘It Keeps Coming Back to Money’
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It kind of slipped under the radar, but an honest-to-gosh good ‘ol NASCAR boy from Spartanburg, S.C., scored his first-ever top-10 in the Nationwide Series on Saturday in the final race at Gateway International Speedway.
Jeremy Clements, who comes from a long line of NASCAR racers, finished 10th in the No. 04 Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Chevy […]

Wed, 10/27/10 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Woody: Unnecessary Roughness A Rough Call
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The National Football League finds itself having to deal with a prickly issue that has historically haunted NASCAR:
How rough is too rough in an inherently-violent sport?
In the wake of several brutal hits that left players dazed and/or unconscious, the pro football league last week announced a crackdown on “unnecessary roughness.’’ It […]

Wed, 10/27/10 – 6:11 | One Comment
Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck
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In Racin’ news today:
Larry Foyt, son of A.J. Foyt, will return to a NASCAR driver’s seat this weekend when he competes in the Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Foyt will drive the No. 01 Chevy truck in the Mountain Dew 250 Saturday afternoon. Daisy Ramirez Motorsports, a first year team in the […]

Tue, 10/26/10 – 16:11 | Comments Off on Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck
Harris: Survival Is Goal This Week
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It’s Wild Card Week in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.
Talladega Superspeedway is always the biggest question mark among the 10 races in the stock car postseason. Anything can – and usually does – happen on the high-banked 2.66-mile oval; NASCAR’s longest oval.
Sunday’s race at Martinsville – NASCAR’s shortest […]

Tue, 10/26/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Harris: Survival Is Goal This Week
Woody: The Kahne Train Wreck Was Inevitable
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In other sports it’s called “tampering” and it carries stiff penalties.
One team isn’t allowed to try to lure away a member of another team who is under contract, especially while the season is under way.
Maybe NASCAR needs to consider a similar rule in the wake of the turmoil created by Hendrick […]

Tue, 10/26/10 – 6:46 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Martinsville Sends Over-Heated Drivers To Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The boys, it appears, are getting a bit testy.
Perhaps not a good thing heading to a race track where cars run at over 200 mph just inches apart and in cars that spend more time out of control than in – unless your a fan. But there they will be […]

Mon, 10/25/10 – 9:35 | One Comment
Ingram: Martinsville A Restorative For NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
There was a time when every race weekend in NASCAR’s premier series had enough story lines to compose a saga, each driver’s career was like a novel in progress – including those struggling to get due credit like Regan Smith – and any conflict between […]

Mon, 10/25/10 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Ingram: Martinsville A Restorative For NASCAR
Hamlin Wins; The Chase Is On

The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship tightened up quite a bit on Sunday as Denny Hamlin won his third straight race at Martinsville, finished four spots ahead of point leader Jimmie Johnson and worked his way to within six points of Johnson in the standings.
It’s on, Hamlin, who had predicted his victory, said after […]

Sun, 10/24/10 – 15:58 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins; The Chase Is On