Sun, 21/05/17 – 17:32 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

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Woody: Who’s In NASCAR Hall’s Second Haul?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I think NASCAR erred by limiting its Hall of Fame inductions to a mere five per year, and that’s been reflected in a less-than-anticipated visitor turnout.
Hopefully as the number of enshrinements grow, so will interest and attendance. The HOF was a wonderful, overdue idea. But it should have opened its […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
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A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Minter: Hall Candidates Lists Should Start With Allison
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With balloting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame just around the corner, there’s already speculation about who’ll make the second class. Surely David Pearson, who was passed over the first time around, will be a shoo-in. Likewise, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip should go it, which could make for an […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 6:54 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
James Buescher will take the wheel of the No. 11 Toyota in this weekend’s Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway.
He will replace Brian Scott, who, it was announced earlier this week, was let go by the Braun Racing team, which was recently acquired by Turner Motorsports.
Buescher will join teammate, Jason Leffler, who drives the Great Clips-sponsored […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:44 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
Wimmer Wants Another Chance
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Wimmer slowly nods along in agreement as it is suggested to him that he must be flattered that his phone rings when big-time race team owners need help launching the careers of people who have more sex appeal than driving chops, or more raw talent than experience.
But then, Wimmer […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Woody: Hamlin Waging Psychological Warfare?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if Denny Hamlin really believes that Clint Bowyer drove a cheated-up Chevy a couple of weeks ago, and that such shenanigans were rampant at Richard Childress Racing.
What Denny REALLY thinks doesn’t matter. What counts is that he got the goat of a lot of folks at RCR’s NASCAR […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 6:54 | 2 Comments
Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
The Al-Anabi Racing Team will terminate its Funny Car program and add a second Top Fuel dragster for the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, it was announced today. Veteran driver Del Worsham will pilot the new Al-Anabi Top Fuel car. Larry Dixon’s existing Al-Anabi Top Fuel team will continue.
Funny Car crew chief […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
Harris: Fans Not Sprinting To Cup
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The Chase race Sunday at Dover was competitive enough to satisfy most people.
There were lead changes, some pit stop drama and plenty of the Chase drivers right in the midst of the action up front.
What there wasn’t much of was an audience. At least not like just a few years […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 12:09 | 11 Comments
Ingram: Johnson Carries His Own Yardstick
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
We take you now back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when the Lone Ranger was still one of the best known Western heros and Dale Earnhardt Sr. was still ruling the roost in the NASCAR garage.
One afternoon during happy hour practice at Rockingham as […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 7:03 | 4 Comments