Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview
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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup reaches halfway with a homecoming at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle says he likes racing near his North Carolina home while three-time Lowe’s winner Kasey Kahne sees NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank of America as a chance to rally from 11th and get back into title contention. [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 9:33 | Comments Off
The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
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Charlotte, N.C. – Several of those who took part in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame stood up to remind other voters that what they were doing was nothing less than deciding whose faces will appear on the sport’s Mount Rushmore.
If that’s true then [...]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:20 | Comments Off
RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
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Charlotte, N.C. – RacinToday.com was represented in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame by two of its senior writers. Here is how those two staffers voted and why:
Jim Pedley:
Bill France Sr. – Pretty simple. No Bill France Sr., no NASCAR, no NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill France Jr. – France [...]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:02 | Comments Off
Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – Being part of the voting panel for the first class to be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was the experience of a lifetime.
Sitting in that meeting room Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was very much like taking a personal tour through NASCAR history.
There were [...]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?
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Is the bar about to close in NASCAR?
Jack Daniel’s has announced that it will end its sponsorship of one of Richard Childress Racing’s Sprint Cup cars at the end of the season. Earlier, Jim Beam likewise said it will discontinue its sponsorship of Robby Gordon’s cars.
A couple of years ago Busch [...]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 7:42 | 4 Comments
Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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For awhile I wrote it off as just some sort of weird coincidence.
I don’t any more.
It can’t be mere coincidence that week after week, race after race, three Hendrick Motorsports drivers do so well while a fourth flounders.
It happened again Sunday in California. Jimmie Johnson won the race. One of [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 19:25 | 33 Comments
Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – The “Meeting Preparation Materials” packet which the NASCAR Hall of Fame sent out is an inch, inch-and-a quarter thick. It’s filled with names and biographies and info about voting procedures and meeting times.
A friend saw it sitting on the dining room table and remarked that it’s going [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 19:00 | 2 Comments
Gossage Is Back But With New Priorities
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Irving, Texas – Despite being outshot by NASCAR star Carl Edwards, happiness is a warm gun – and cancer in remission – for Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage.
“I feel great. The doctor tells me I’m in complete remission – don’t have any sign of the cancer – so it’s [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:58 | One Comment
Roush Introduces The Nationwide Mustang
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Roush Fenway Racing headquarters on Tuesday served as the rollout site for the Ford Mustang which will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning next year.
Also at the rollout in Concord, N.C. was the guy who will drive the No. 16 Con-way Freight Mustang, Colin Braun.
Braun, 21, a native of Ovalo, Texas, will make [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Harris: Silence Greets Thrilling IndyCar Finale
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The Sunday morning newspapers told the story – or rather, they didn’t.
Checking my hometown  newspaper and surveying many of the papers that appear on the internet, it was quickly apparent that Saturday night’s rousing IndyCar Series finale made virtually zero impact outside of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
What a shame.
It isn’t that many [...]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 6:16 | 5 Comments