Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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 […]

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HAMPTON, Ga.  – Atlanta Motor Speedway has increased its list of fan-friendly hotels to 35 local partner hotels for the track’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend.
Each partner facility guarantees a room rate of $120 or less without requiring a mutli-night stay during the Sept. 3-5 weekend. Because many hotels have limited availability for the […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 21:10 | Comments Off on Atlanta Motor Speedway Partners with 35 Fan-Friendly Hotels
Stewart Powers To Pocono Pole
Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a qualifying lap at 171.393 mph on Friday.
The pole for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500, was Stewart’s second of the season 12th of his career. Stewart, a two-time series champion, is looking for his first victory of 2010.
“Well, we’ve been […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Stewart Powers To Pocono Pole
Hamlin Talks About Fines

On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin met with the media for the first time since  it was reported that NASCAR was issuing secret fines to drivers who say things that the racing series feels are harmful to its brand.
Hamlin acknowledged that he was one of the two drivers issued fines – reportedly for $50,000 […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 15:07 | 3 Comments
Nashville Will Not Follow Gateway Out The Door
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Dover Motorsports has canceled next year’s NASCAR races at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, after closing the company’s Memphis track last year – a dismal reminder about the sport’s financial state of affairs.
However, another Dover track, Nashville Superspeedway, is making plans for the 2011 season and track spokesman Cliff […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 14:42 | One Comment
Memo: Believability Has Been Put On The Line
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Friday morning at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway, NASCAR’s top drivers are/have been, one by one, participating in what have come to be known as “hauler chats”. They will stand or sit in front of cameras and microphones and notepads and voice […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 8:42 | 2 Comments
Woody: Martin-Hendrick Mess May Get Ugly
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Mark Martin is a proud old warrior who has no intention of accepting a bum’s rush out the back door at Hendrick Motorsports.
He made that clear last week in a rare flare of temper after ESPN commentator Ray Evernham said Martin should gracefully – even gratefully – surrender his ride […]

Fri, 07/30/10 – 8:00 | 27 Comments
Trucks, History Are Headed To Pocono Raceway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
To be blunt, not many Sprint Cup Series drivers get excited about racing at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. It’s a long race on a track which some call dangerous.
But this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series will be racing at the bizarre 2.5-mile Pocono triangle for the first time ever […]

Thu, 07/29/10 – 10:47 | One Comment
Labonte Lands At JTG Daugherty
JTG Daugherty Racing announced today that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will take the place of Marcos Ambrose as driver of the No. 47 Toyota Camry for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 36-race schedule.
“JTG Daugherty Racing is a solid race team that has come close to winning races with Marcos Ambrose […]

Wed, 07/28/10 – 14:42 | Comments Off on Labonte Lands At JTG Daugherty
Steve Kinser  was victorious in the World of Outlaws first-ever race at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada before a standing room only crowd on a picture perfect Tuesday night.
Kinser started on the outside of the front row and battled his teammate Donny Schatz in the early going, taking the top spot from him on […]

Wed, 07/28/10 – 6:53 | One Comment
Woody: The Brickyard Has Lost Its Dazzle
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I remember the buzz of excitement and anticipation that surrounded NASCAR’s first race at Indy in 1994. It was racing’s equivalent to the moon landing. Stock car drivers were going where none had gone before.
By the time NASCAR headed back for last Sunday’s 17th trip, the buzz had subsided to a […]

Wed, 07/28/10 – 6:45 | 7 Comments