Fri, 24/06/16 – 17:32 | No Comment

It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

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Loudon Notes: Keselowski On NNS Pole
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Loudon, N.H. – Points leader Brad Keselowski captured the pole for this afternoon’s New England 200 Nationwide Series race with a speed of 129.657 mph during qualifying Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was the sixth series pole for Keselowski, who has three victories this season.
Carl Edwards, the winner of […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 18:01 | One Comment
Montoya Gets Pole In Loudon
Juan Pablo Montoya captured the pole for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race on Friday by posting a qualifying lap at 132.337 mph.
Montoya’s pole was his second straight at New Hampshire International Speedway as he was fastest in qualifying there last fall.
Montoya, a Chase driver last year, will start Sunday’s race 20th in […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 15:36 | One Comment
FIA Bans US F1
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
The World Motor Sport Council of the FIA has held the US F1 team responsible for its failure to make the grid for the Formula One season. The team has been banned from any future participation in FIA championships and has been fined $380,000.
The team, which recently auctioned its remaining physical […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 10:50 | Comments Off on FIA Bans US F1
Lally Gets His Chance On Ovals
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Acknowledging that his working relationship with former NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte had “run its course,” team-owner Kevin Buckler has recruited road-racing ally Andy Lally to drive for The Racer’s Group at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.
Lally aims to make his Sprint Cup Series oval debut in the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 7:16 | 2 Comments
Woody: Can Ambrose Forget His Flub?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Back in my football-beat days I frequently listened to coaches address their team the week after a tough loss. (I covered Vanderbilt, the perennial Southeastern Conference doormat, so I had occasion to hear many such talks.)
The message was this: Don’t let one team beat you twice. Don’t allow one loss to […]

Fri, 06/25/10 – 7:03 | 3 Comments
Woody: Good To See Gordon On The Go
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Remember when a sizable segment of NASCAR fans used to boo Jeff Gordon because they considered him too goody-goody, too California-cool, too GQ?
Wonder how they like him now?
Last Sunday at Sonoma Gordon drove like a crazed moonshine runner, taking no prisoners and winning no friends. The Boy Scout turned into […]

Thu, 06/24/10 – 11:33 | 13 Comments
Quest For Success Shakes Up Capps’ Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Physically, the re-assignment of Ed “Ace” McCulloch at Don Schumacher Racing will relocate the veteran crew chief/tuner from the front to the rear of Ron Capps’ Funny Car.
Just how that will play out emotionally for Capps, McCulloch and newly appointed crew chief John Medlen will begin to unfold  Friday during the […]

Thu, 06/24/10 – 7:44 | One Comment
Patrick Brings Momentum To Loudon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When Danica Patrick returns to NASCAR this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, she won’t be alone. Coming with her is a healthy does of momentum.
Will it help?
Good question, she said this week. And the answer? Tune in on Saturday.
“It’s still a whole new weekend with expectation levels and people […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 16:48 | 8 Comments
Bobby Labonte, TRG Split
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Former Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte apparently will spend the remainder of the 2010 NASCAR season as a hired gun.
Labonte, the 2000 Cup champion, announced he was leaving TRG Motorsports in a news release Wednesday morning. And before the close of business, he had picked up a three-race gig […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 15:41 | 3 Comments
Fennig Named Kenseth Crew Chief
Roush Fenway Racing announced a major crew chief change on Wednesday.
In a statement issued by the team it was announced that Jimmy Fennig is in as the crew chief for Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford in the Sprint Cup Series. Out, is Todd Parrott, who took the job over from Drew […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 8:31 | One Comment