Sun, 19/11/17 – 18:43 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Sunday’s season-ending race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
The championship was Truex’s first and also the first for his Colorado-based Furniture Row Racing team.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “To think about all […]

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Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The NASCAR racing boys got back to work on Thursday, in the garage, on the race track and in the media center at Daytona International Speedway.
The morning was devoted to single-car runs, while the early part of the afternoon session saw drivers running in two-car packs, […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NHRA officials will ramp-up their crackdown on oildowns during the 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, including implementation of “strict penalties” for all classes competing at national events.
In an effort to improve the quality of show for fans, and its cable television partner, the sanctioning body has outlined a […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
Pedley: Change Is Inevitable; In Cup, It’s Constant
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
So one day this week we will reportedly all get the news that NASCAR officials have changed the system by which they award championship points after races. Like the idea or hate it, fans will
have to deal with it.
But perhaps a bigger issue in the long run is that another […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 10:30 | 7 Comments
Three Day Test Begins At DIS

The engines of the Sprint Cup cars will fire for the first time in 2011 when  a three-day test gets under way at Daytona International Speedway today. Most of the top drivers will be participating.

The test – scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 22 – runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Three Day Test Begins At DIS
Historic Nashville Track Gets Stay of Execution
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, a 53-year-old track where many of NASCAR’s giants competed over the decades, has avoided the wrecking ball – at least temporarily.
Metro Council on Tuesday voted to hold off on demolishing the track as part of a “redevelopment” of the 114-acre city-owned property.
The vote was a major setback […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 16:31 | One Comment
Racin’ Today: McDowell, HP Unite
In Racin’ news today, Wednesday, Jan. 19:
HP Racing, LLC, a renamed entity formed by owners Randy Humphrey and Phil Parsons, announced the formation of HP Racing, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team set to debut in 2011 at Daytona International Speedway.
HP Racing will field the No. 66 Toyota Camry with driver Michael McDowell. Driving for […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Racin’ Today: McDowell, HP Unite
Harris: Cup History Has Vanished in Puff Of Smoke
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The announcement that Richmond International Raceway will ban smoking from its grandstands and portals areas, beginning in the upcoming race season, brought back a lot of smoky memories.
When my career in racing began, R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand was the dominating sponsor in NASCAR.
RJR influenced everything about stock car racing in […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 8:26 | 3 Comments
Pedley: NASCAR Needs To Slam A Grand Problem
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jamie McMurray was one of the major stories of the 2010 NASCAR season. Not because of the fact that he re-emerged as a top-tier Sprint Cup driver, or that he won the Daytona 500, or that he won the Brickyard 400.
The big story surrounding McMurray was that he re-emerged as […]

Tue, 01/18/11 – 16:21 | 3 Comments
Woody: Single-Title Rule Won’t Cure Nationwide Series’ Woes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR deserves credit for its reported change that will limit drivers to one championship a season. It is intended to provide some relief for its second-tier Nationwide Series, in which
Nationwide-only teams are gasping for air.
Unfortunately it probably won’t help.
The new rule will prevent big-league Cup drivers from making off with […]

Tue, 01/18/11 – 8:06 | 4 Comments
Elliott Set To Put On Chevy Bow Tie
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Bill Elliott’s late father, George Elliott, was as loyal a Ford supporter as they came. His sons went on to carry the banner for Ford Racing in the 1980s, and Bill Elliott spent the last four seasons driving Ford’s most famous car, the No. 21 of the Wood Brothers Race team.
But when testing opens at […]

Mon, 01/17/11 – 16:04 | 4 Comments