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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

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Sturbin: More Hardware For Jimmie
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Voting for 2009 Driver of the Year closes on Wednesday, and barring a Miguel Cabrera moment by one of the 20 media panel members, it appears Jimmie Johnson will be a unanimous selection.
As was the case last year, the leading contenders are Johnson, first driver in the 61-year history of NASCAR to win four consecutive […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Sturbin: More Hardware For Jimmie
Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By this time, everyone who follows NASCAR knows that the statistics for Jimmie Johnson’s first eight seasons in the Sprint Cup series are pretty darn impressive, topped by those four straight championships.
But is it the best first eight years for a NASCAR driver? Let’s take a look at some stats […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 9:07 | One Comment
Woody: Vegas Perfect For Bubbas
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I attended the first Bubba on Broadway NASCAR Awards Banquet in New York in 1981 and had a ball. Talk about swapping grits for ritz.
That first one was fun, but over the years the ceremony grew as stale as a subway wino’s socks.
The best entertainment became watching drivers try to read the speeches on the […]

Tue, 12/1/09 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Vegas Perfect For Bubbas
Minter: Is A Thirst For Action Good or Bad
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When NASCAR introduced the Car of Tomorrow, the primary reason for implementing the new vehicle was to make racing safer. Another goal was to standardize the chassis and therefore make racing cheaper for car owners.
But the way it’s been playing out lately, the relative safety of the new car seems […]

Tue, 12/1/09 – 7:54 | One Comment
Woody: The Low Light Of 2009
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You know things aren’t going well when you get sued by your attorney.
That’s where the Jeremy Mayfield mess has meandered, as the weirdest story of ’09 just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Mayfield’s ex-lawyer Bill Diehl has filed a lawsuit against the suspended driver for unpaid legal fees. Diehl claims Mayfield owes him $371,973.66. Now he’ll […]

Mon, 11/30/09 – 18:03 | 4 Comments
Ingram: His Fans Are Not Exactly Fanatical
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Greetings from the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
In a very unofficial nationwide survey, I recently tried to find some Jimmie Johnson fans. I checked out bars and honky tonks in Atlanta. I talked to the neighbors. I called those I knew to be NASCAR fans on the East Coast and the […]

Mon, 11/30/09 – 7:38 | 4 Comments
DOTY Quarterly Vote Taken
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Foundation
With the auto-racing season coming to an end, the Driver of the Year voting panel of leading broadcasters and journalists went to work evaluating the final quarter of 2009
The balloting is over and the Driver of the Year Foundation will announce the winner for the fourth quarter early next […]

Sun, 11/29/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich.  ­— A holiday shopping strategy is not complete without a plan for that hard-to-shop for race fan.
With that said, Michigan International Speedway is offering gift certificates just in time for the holidays.
With the lowest prices of the season still available for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010, now is a great opportunity […]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off on MIS Offers Gift Certificates For Holiday Season
Hight Reappears As A Champion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People suddenly and unexplainably disappear in sports all the time. Not back-of-milk-carton disappear, but they fade from sight and disappear. Sometimes, forever. It’s a great fear among athletes and in late summer of the 2009 NHRA drag racing season, Robert Hight was terrified.
Winning Funny Car events? Hight was having trouble […]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Hight Reappears As A Champion
Hood: Nationwide Drivers Reap Their Awards
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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I wound up attending 33 of this year’s 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
A brief back injury forced me to skip the circuit’s lone stop in, of all places, Las Vegas in February.
I intentionally passed on going across the border later in the year for the road course race in Montreal. I had a […]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 8:29 | One Comment