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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Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR president Mike Helton says there is a “doggone good chance” that Sprint Cup cars will be sporting rear spoiler blades in place of their current raised wings at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Samsung Mobile 500 scheduled on April 18 will […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 23:09 | Comments Off on Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
Victory Junction kicked off its “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign Monday by announcing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the elite list of Victory Junction Founders, as he commits to donate $1 million to build and maintain The Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheatre at the Randleman, N.C. camp for children with serious illnesses.
Victory Junction is […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
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The color of the car was different. The man on the pit box was different. But after that, things surrounding the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of driver Matt Kenseth had a familiar look to them over the weekend.
The kind of look they had back in the days when no list of top contenders […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 16:49 | Comments Off on No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
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Jake “Suitcase” Elder didn’t have any fancy degree in mechanical engineering or aerodynamics. They don’t teach quantum physics in the third grade, which is where Jake’s formal education petered out.
Some said Suitcase couldn’t read or write. I don’t know if that’s so. All I know is that Suitcase Elder was a heckuva crew chief whose […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup Series is leaving Las Vegas and headed to Atlanta. That brings up the question of whether a Sprint Cup date might be leaving Atlanta headed in the direction of either Las Vegas or the Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2011, which is shaping up […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 7:49 | One Comment
Montoya Rips Into McMurray
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You’ve got to wonder how much vitriol would have flowed if Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya were not teammates at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. The way it was, gallons flowed.
The two drivers collided on the race track early in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Afterward, Montoya was anything but delicate with his […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 19:54 | 2 Comments
Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas
Jimmie Johnson passed teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead with 16 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The pass came after Johnson took four new tires on the final pit stop, which was preceded by a caution that came out with 39 laps to go, while […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas
Block Rallies To 100 Acre Victory

Ken Block drove his Ford Fiesta to victory in the 2010 Rally America 100 Acre Wood Rally in Missouri on Saturday.
Block’s victory came by by 21-seconds over second place Antoine L’Estage. The win is the first for Fiesta in a North American Stage Rally and the first for Fiesta in Rally American competition. The […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Block Rallies To 100 Acre Victory
Flag to Flag: Las Vegas
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Watching the Shelby American?
Nick Bromberg is.
Check in here and chat with him as he blogs the action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

Sun, 02/28/10 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Las Vegas
Race Day: Guess Which City Is The Driver Favorite?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Professional race car drivers are generally young, sometimes single and all have pockets full of folding money. The fact that they enjoy going 200 mph in cars that want to lift off the ground at 100 mph testifies to their love of excitement.
So to ask NASCAR drivers if they enjoy […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Race Day: Guess Which City Is The Driver Favorite?