Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd
Brandon Bernstein put himself into position to collect his first pole position of 2010 after Friday’s first qualifying session at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season – and final race in the Countdown […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 20:36 | Comments Off on Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd
Kahne Wins Pole at MIS
Kasey Kahne notched his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Friday when he laid down the quickest qualifying lap at Michigan International Speedway.
Kahne, whose only other pole in 2010 came at the Infineon Raceway road course, turned a lap at 187.183 mph.
It was the 18th pole of his career. It came on the week […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Pole at MIS
Roush Q and A: ‘I Feel Very Lucky’
Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing, returned to a race track Friday for the first time since he was seriously injured in an airplane crash in Oshkosh, Wis.
Roush, who was released from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earlier in the week, held a short press conference at Michigan International Speedway.
Here is the transcript of […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:50 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Earnhardt Vows To Keep Up The Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t prepared to wave the concession flag just yet on Friday.
In jeopardy of missing the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the second consecutive season, NASCAR’s most popular driver is 121 points out of the final transfer spot for this year’s playoffs.
But […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:05 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
In Racin’ News Today:
Veteran NASCAR driver Tony Raines will take the wheel of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports this weekend for the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Raines replaces rookie Kevin Conway, the driver for the ExtenZe Racing program, which requested a hiatus in its racing agreement with Front Row Motorsports.
Raines […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 14:07 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Tony Pedregon wasn’t exactly doing a Norman Vincent Peale thing this week as he talked about his chances of making the 2010 NHRA playoffs. No, positive thinking on the part of the former two-time champion was clearly being tested by fear of a slow Funny Car.
Asked about doing well in […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Woody: Carroll’s Bluegrass Dream Comes True
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – I was sitting at my desk in The Tennessean in sports department one morning some 12 years ago when the phone rang. On the other end was Jerry Carroll, a former Nashville country club golf pro and prominent real estate developer.
Jerry said he needed Darrell Waltrip’s private phone number.
I […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 7:19 | 6 Comments
Nationwide Notes: MIS Is New Car Showroom
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – The sights and sounds of the new Nationwide Series cars filled the air at Michigan International Speedway on Thursday during a six-hour practice session on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval.
The new car, which debuted last month during Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory at Daytona, will see action for the […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 7:00 | One Comment
Today’s News: Stavola, Labonte Form New Team
In today’s Racin News:
Veteran NASCAR team owner Bill Stavola is back on the racing scene, joining with two-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte to form Stavola Labonte Racing. The duo have partnered with sports marketing and sponsorship professional Bill Henneberry who will oversee their sales and marketing efforts.
Stavola Labonte Racing makes its 2010 debut […]

Thu, 08/12/10 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Today’s News: Stavola, Labonte Form New Team
Woody: Raising Kahne Was Unnecessary
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It was good to see someone finally get the horse back in front of the cart before any more damage was done by the Kasey Kahne confusion.
It has been announced (belatedly) that Kahne will drive next season for Red Bull Racing while waiting for Mark Martin to vacate his ride […]

Thu, 08/12/10 – 6:54 | One Comment