Sat, 18/11/17 – 8:57 | No Comment

Chase Briscoe won Friday night’s season-ending Camping World Truck Series race but Christopher Bell won the big prized as he collected the 2017 NASCAR championship by finishing second at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Briscoe passed Ben Rhodes for the lead on Lap 96 of 134 on Friday night and pulled away to beat Bell to the finish line by 2.887 […]

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Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order
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Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announced Tuesday that his four-car team is instituting a multi-team swap of crew chiefs.
The reason, Hendrick said in a statement, is a general lack of satisfaction with performance.
Steve Letarte, who has been crew chief for Jeff Gordon for the last five seasons, will move over to the team of […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 18:34 | 4 Comments
Harris: Where Does Hamlin Career Go From Here?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The look on Denny Hamlin’s face after Sunday’s race at Homestead told the whole story.
An upbeat season in which Hamlin lived up to his promise to contend for a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion ended on a downbeat note when Jimmie Johnson beat the odds and Hamlin to win an unprecedented […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Martin Dignified, Determined In Defeat
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They say you can tell more about a man’s character in defeat than in victory.
I’m not sure that applies to Mark Martin.
Mark is so even-keeled that he’s dignified win or lose. Through good times and bad, amid highs and lows, his personal compass invariably remains stuck on “classy.”
This year, for […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Woody: Johnson Has ‘Choke Hold’ on Competition
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last Sunday King Jimmie the Fifth was crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway, concluding a race and a season that followed a familiar scenario for success:
Jimmie Johnson did a masterful job of driving.
And the competition did a masterful job of choking.
Denny Hamlin, Johnson’s closest challenger, spun out early in the race.
Kevin Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 18:39 | One Comment
RPM Has Been ‘Restructured”
A statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports on Monday seems to indicate that the team will continue on in NASCAR.
The statement, issued by Richard Petty regarding “plans for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond” says:
“Richard Petty Motorsports has completed its restructuring process and is now in the process of moving forward. RPM […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 14:13 | 2 Comments
Q and A: GM’s Terry Dolan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
It’s been a good week for General Motors, whose stock returned to Wall Street on Thursday via a highly-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). And at the close of business Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Team Chevy was celebrating its 27th NASCAR driver’s championship courtesy of Jimmie Johnson’s record-setting fifth consecutive Sprint […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Ingram: On To The Millennium Of Title Streaks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
Top Ten reflections on Jimmie Johnson’s fifth straight Sprint Cup championship aboard the Lowe’s Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports.
1. Yes. Now it’s a dynasty for the No. 48 team and Johnson. What’s missing from thedynasties enjoyed by the Yankees, the Boston Celtics, the Green Bay Packers or […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 7:52 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Edwards Closes Out Season In Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talk about a strong finisher.
Carl Edwards victory in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway was his second straight as he won at Phoenix the weekend before.
Can’t wait until Speed Weeks, he said.
“Heck yes I wish the season was just starting,” Edwards said. “That would be nice to start the season […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 18:49 | One Comment
Jimmie: Almost Winner And Still Champion!
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson made the fewest mistakes of the three contenders in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finished second and won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson, who started the day second in points – 15 behind Denny Hamlin – won by 39 points over Hamlin, who finished 14th.
Forty-one […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 16:31 | One Comment
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 9:24 | 4 Comments