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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Johnson Gets His First Victory At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson’s war on career hurdles continued Sunday as he got his first-ever Sprint Cup victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory came on Johnson’s 17th attempt at the .533-mile bull ring. By normal standards, that is not a long time. By Johnson’s, it seemed like forever.
“Yes, it has been one […]

Sun, 03/21/10 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Johnson Gets His First Victory At Bristol
Flag to Flag: Bristol
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Watching the Food City 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him here as he live chats the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sun, 03/21/10 – 13:56 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Bristol
Meyers Wins, Leads Series
Jason Meyers not only picked up his third World of Outlaws win of the year Saturday but also took the lead in the series championship standings.
Meyers won the finale of Kasey’s King of Bulls Gap Presented By Budweiser at the blazing fast and ultra high-banked Volunteer Speedway.
Meyers opened the two-day event which was co-sanctioned with […]

Sun, 03/21/10 – 9:47 | Comments Off on Meyers Wins, Leads Series
Race Day Q and A: With Roger Penske
Roger Penske is one of the winningest and most respected team owners in all of motor sports.
One of his current Sprint Cup drivers, Brad Keselowski, has been at the center of NASCAR’s major current controversy – a late-race crash at Atlanta two weeks ago in which Keselowski’s car was hit from behind by that of […]

Sun, 03/21/10 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Race Day Q and A: With Roger Penske
Race Day: Bigger Real Estate Squabbles On Tap?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Safety and excitement tend to be mutually exclusive concepts when it comes to racing. Unlike love and marriage, it just seems that when it comes to safety and excitement, you can’t have one with the other.
In today’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, that theory will be tested as […]

Sun, 03/21/10 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Race Day: Bigger Real Estate Squabbles On Tap?
Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring
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Sebring, Fla. – It was fitting that an armadillo ambled onto the track shortly after sunset during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and then safely made it to the other side of the wide expanse of concrete at Turn 17. This was one wacky race, although typical of the difficult conditions that […]

Sun, 03/21/10 – 0:04 | 2 Comments
Ugly Wreck Mars Legends Race
A scary crash in a race for retired NASCAR drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon resulted in unspecified injuries to Larry Pearson and Charlie Glotzbach.
Both were knocked unconscious in the crash and were transported to a hospital.
Pearson and Glotzbach were injured when Glotzbach’s car slammed into the driver-side door of Pearson’s car as Pearson […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 18:34 | 10 Comments
Allgaier Captures First Nationwide Victory
Justin Allgaier held off Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski to win the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the first of Allgaier’s Nationwide Series career.
“Couldn’t be happier to be here. Unbelievable,” Allgaier said. “I hope this is the first of many.”
Keselowski, who had won the pole for the […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 16:08 | One Comment
Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring
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Sebring, Fla. – The high-tech cars are often considered the stars in sports car racing. Judging by a circuit packed with all manner of vehicles and fans on foot, the phenomenal Peugeot 908 HDi’s continue to draw a crowd despite the absence of Audi from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the first […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 15:39 | 3 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Bristol
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Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday March 21, 1PM ET, Fox
Race Facts: Bristol’s two pit roads are considered one under caution, but are separate during green. That tends to bite drivers in the butt, so odds are someone will get the rules confused on Sunday… The1971 race didn’t have any cautions. The first 50 laps Sunday […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 11:06 | One Comment