Sat, 21/10/17 – 17:48 | No Comment

Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

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Woody: Laugh Or Cry? Waltrip Picks Former
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A few years ago I interviewed Michael Waltrip for a magazine story about his quick wit and sense of humor.
I asked the Clown Prince of NASCAR where he acquired his funny bone.
“From my mom,” Michael said. “She was the one in our family who always had a joke or a funny […]

Fri, 01/14/11 – 8:46 | 2 Comments
Rex White Gets “Another Win”
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Birmingham, Ala. – Rex White, NASCAR’s oldest living champion of the series now known as Sprint Cup, wasn’t about to let Atlanta’s treacherous, icy roads stop him from making his noontime appointment in Birmingham.
The 80-year-old driver skillfully steered his Mercury across icy patches and through nearly frozen slush and arrived at a Birmingham hotel in […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 17:04 | 6 Comments
Johnson Says He’s Is Not On The Top – Yet
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Phoenix, Ariz. – Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson emerged from the shadows of the off-season last weekend at Daytona International Speedway, looking as determined as ever when taking part in a three-day test session in preparation for the upcoming Grand-Am Rolex 24.
The Johnson sighting, which continued Wednesday in a Phoenix International […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 16:00 | 12 Comments
NASCAR To Trim Down Plates
Racin’ Notes for Thursday, Jan. 13:
NASCAR reportedly will down-size restrictor plate holes for next week’s Sprint Cup Goodyear tire test at Daytona International Speedway.
The new size will be 29/32 of an inch. The old size was 30/32 of an inch.
The result will be less power and, presumably, slower speeds.
Pat Tryson, crew chief for the No. […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 10:14 | One Comment

Lebanon, Tenn. – A new year and a new NASCAR season brings new reduced ticket prices for fans of Nashville Superspeedway. Single event tickets for NASCAR events at Nashville went on sale Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. Fans can take advantage of the new reduced ticket prices by reserving their seats in advance […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Nashville Announces Reduced Prices
Pedley: Double-Dip Ban A Singularly Good Idea
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If media reports from this week prove correct, NASCAR will allow drivers to compete for championship points in only one of its major series at a time. The hope, obviously, is that the move will help pump more life into the Nationwide Series. The question is, will that hope be […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 12:55 | 3 Comments
INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Double-file restarts on ovals will become part of the IZOD IndyCar Series rules package beginning with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, one of several competition-related revisions unveiled by the rebranded sanctioning body.
INDYCAR officially has replaced Indy Racing League as name tag of the sanctioning body of the IZOD […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 11:51 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
Racin’ Notes: Martin To Be A Three-Series Driver
Racin’ notes for Wednesday, Jan. 12:
Turner Motorsports announced the addition of Mark Martin, to its 2011 driver line-up.
Martin will pilot the No. 32 Dollar General Impala in NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway with crew chief, Trent Owens, calling the shots. He […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Martin To Be A Three-Series Driver
Woody: Tanks For The Memories, Catch-Can Man
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He was racing’s un-sung hero, reeking of gas fumes and laboring in obscurity, and now he’s no more.
We’re talking, of course, about the catch-can man, for decades an integral part of every NASCAR pit crew. Starting this season he goes the way of the passenger pigeon and the do-do bird.
If […]

Tue, 01/11/11 – 9:09 | One Comment
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR To Ban Multiple Championships?

In Racin’ News today, Jan. 11:
It looks as though there will never be a driver who will win more than one major NASCAR series championship in the same year. is reporting that in coming weeks, NASCAR officials will institute a rule which allows drivers in its top three series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World […]

Tue, 01/11/11 – 8:07 | 3 Comments