Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Radical IRL Car Gets Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
DeltaWing’s radical IZOD IndyCar Series chassis – a prototype that conjurs up comparisons to the iconic designs of stylist Harley Earl – is headed to the wind tunnel.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing LLC, which introduced its proposed chassis for the 2012 IndyCar season at the Chicago Auto Show in February, is scheduled to […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 7:50 | One Comment
Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works
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Back in the days when NASCAR ran two Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races in Nashville, Ralph Emery’s Great Outhouse Race was a fixture.
Emery was host of a popular country music TV show and a huge racing fan. He began holding his annual Outhouse Race as a fun event in connection with the big summer […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 7:28 | 6 Comments
Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This weekend was supposed to be the first time a major racing team from Charlotte was competing on an Easter Sunday. Instead of racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the US F1 team officially fired employees who had been considered temporarily laid off via an […]

Mon, 04/5/10 – 6:33 | 2 Comments
Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
A rare weekend off during the grueling business that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup season should be a time for the drivers to relax and enjoy themselves.
Unfortunately, some of them may be spending the time off stewing about the results of the first six races of the 36-race schedule.
Among those […]

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Harvick Remembers Way To Victory Circle
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – It had been four years since Kevin Harvick’s last visit to Nashville Superspeedway, and he said he had a little trouble finding his way through the garage area.
But Harvick remembered the way to Victory Circle – last visited by him here in 2006 – after sailing to a […]

Sat, 04/3/10 – 18:13 | 2 Comments
Busch Wins Nashville; Spares Trophy Guitar
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – Kyle Busch climbed from his truck, grabbed the trademark trophy Gipson guitar, and held it aloft.
The crowd held its breath.
And nothing happened.
After a Nationwide Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway last year Busch smashed the guitar to bits in a “rock-star-style” celebration that caused a ruckus and riled NASCAR […]

Sat, 04/3/10 – 4:10 | One Comment
Nashville Notes: Logano Steamed
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – The final laps of Nationwide Series races at Auto Club Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway this season weren’t kind to Joey Logano.
The 19-year-old driver was on the receiving end of contact from fellow competitors at the conclusion of each event.
When asked if the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway is […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 18:09 | Comments Off on Nashville Notes: Logano Steamed
Allgaier Adjusting Well To Life As NASCAR winner
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – There’s been little downtime over the past two weeks for Justin Allgaier, the newest first-time winner in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series.
Following his dramatic victory at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, the second-year driver known as “Little Gator” has been on a whirlwind schedule during the days leading up […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Allgaier Adjusting Well To Life As NASCAR winner

Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway has a special offer for the race fan that demands the ultimate in comfort and luxury…. the Trackside Fan Suite hospitality package.
“Enjoying the race from the comfort of a suite is one of the most luxurious experiences you can have at Talladega,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “It’s […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Get The VIP Treatment At Talladega In The Trackside Fan Suite
Force Gives Four-Wide A Thumbs Sideways
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
By any measuring device, last weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a runaway success for John Force Racing.
But despite an historic victory in the rain-delayed Funny Car final at zMAX Dragway, Brut Force is suggesting that four-wide might better serve all vested parties as an all-star-style, non-points event on the […]

Fri, 04/2/10 – 6:50 | One Comment