Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Chase Edition
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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I have to give the “experts” some credit, as at least some people are venturing away from the trunk of the tree that they’re living in and picking someone other than Jimmie Johnson to win the Chase.
Of course, you can’t really blame people for picking Johnson, he HAS kinda won the last three Sprint Cup [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Two Losers Acted Like Winners at Richmond
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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They say you can tell more about a person’s character in defeat than in victory. If that’s true we got a revealing look at the hearts of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch last Saturday night.
I thought both were at their best following what had to be one of the most [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 5:40 | 3 Comments
Jason Meyers Wins Thriller On Last Lap
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Spencer, IA— Jason Meyers saved his best for last on Wednesday night at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa as he charged around Joey Saldana on the high side of turn two on the final lap to pick up a thrilling win in the third annual Arnold Motor Supply Shootout.
For Meyers it was his [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Morning Memo: Is The Gorilla Sick Or Just Not Eating?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Wednesday Morning Memo:
* There it was, printed in Sports Illustrated on that thick glossy stock to which no known ink can properly adhere thus assuring messy smearing and transfer to everything from your white bread sandwich to your West Highland White Terrier.
“Give ‘Em Away”, the [...]

Wed, 09/16/09 – 8:12 | 2 Comments
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Red Bull Racing Team announced Wednesday that it has extended its partnership with Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series.
“Our partnership with Toyota has been a critical element to the success of Red Bull Racing Team,” said Jay Frye, RBRT vice president and general manager. “Both Red Bull Racing Team and Toyota share a common goal [...]

Wed, 09/16/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Harris: It’s Chase Time And That Means Jimmie Time
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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OK gang, it’s “Jimmie Time!’’
The so-called regular season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series is over and, with the start of the 10-race Chase for the championship set for Sunday in New England, history tells us Jimmie Johnson will turn on the afterburners in his quest of a record fourth straight [...]

Wed, 09/16/09 – 6:02 | Comments Off
Pedregon Says Battle With Force Is Over
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA Funny Car champions Tony Pedregon and John Force have hissed and made up.
Pedregon said he and former bossman Force cleared any ill will still simmering between them during an impromptu phone conversation last Saturday, five days after they engaged in an animated argument during final eliminations of the 55th [...]

Wed, 09/16/09 – 5:45 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Sylvania 300 Chase Preview
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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The first and last drivers to clinch Chase berths, Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers, talk about the challenging Magic Mile. Driver Rating says Stewart is the favorite to win. Plus, find out who else to watch.

Tue, 09/15/09 – 16:30 | One Comment
NASCAR Releases 2010 Schedules
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NASCAR announced Tuesday the 2010 schedules for its three national series.
The Sprint Cup Series will again have a 36-race schedule starting with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14, plus two “non-point” events – the Feb. 6 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona and the May 22 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The Nationwide Series will [...]

Tue, 09/15/09 – 13:30 | Comments Off