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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Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Heading into the month of March in 2008, Newman/Haas/Lanigan team manager Brian Lisles was overwhelmed and exhausted.
The elite Champ Car team had only days earlier made the commitment to join several other teams from that series in merging into the Indy Racing League and racing the full 2008 IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
Minter: Hard Work Fizzles
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A few random racing thoughts on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Georgia:
There once was a time when I started my day by picking up the newspaper first thing in the morning and reading a great columnist like the late Lewis Grizzard.
Now, I get my day off to a good start by turning on […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 16:35 | One Comment
ALMS Test Comes To End
Aston Martin Racing concluded the American Le Mans Series’ winter test at the Sebring International Raceway fastest over-all, but not without paying a price. After the factory team’s Lola B09/60 recorded its lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) on Tuesday morning, Harold Primat suffered a heavy crash at Turn 1 in the afternoon. The driver was […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 16:18 | Comments Off on ALMS Test Comes To End
Hornaday Gets Crew Chief
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Thursday that Doug George has been appointed crew chief of the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet Silverado driven by four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday.
George, who made the move to KHI in the off season, began 2010 as crew chief of the organization’s No. 2 Truck Series team with Cup […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 11:48 | Comments Off on Hornaday Gets Crew Chief
Woody: What Race Was TV Watching On Sunday?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve gotta get Larry the Cable Guy to come over and take a look at my set. Apparently I’m not picking up the same race telecast that the boys in the booth are watching.
Last week at California they kept raving about the “close racing” and “tight competition.”
Somehow I missed it, just […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 7:26 | 5 Comments
FIA Reportedly Visiting US F1
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The FIA’s chief technical delegate has visited the headquarters of US F1 in Charlotte to examine the team’s capacity for entering Formula One, the British-based online site for Autosport magazine has reported, citing high-level sources.
Charlie Whiting, the chief technical officer of the FIA, was said to be visiting the team’s facilities on Wednesday, where approximately […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 18:54 | One Comment
Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
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What do the first two races tell us about how the rest of the season will go?
Not a lot, frankly.
Remember, last year Matt Kenseth got off to a rousing start by winning the first two races, then faded and didn’t even make the championship Chase.
On the flip side, Mark Martin got off to a stumbling […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
Blue Deuce Could Be Wild Card In The Chase
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When Kyle Busch was still a raw teenager getting his feet wet in NASCAR, older brother Kurt was already a stock car star.
But Kurt was quick to warn anybody who would listen that his kid brother was the real deal.
“If you think I’m pretty good, wait until you see Kyle,’’ […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 8:40 | One Comment
Woody: 48 Has Unbeatable Combo of Luck, Talent
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Whenever I hear someone mention NASCAR’s Lucky Dog I’m not sure if they’re talking about a freebie pass under caution or Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson seems to race with Lady Luck riding shotgun. Last Sunday at California was a perfect example. A caution came out just as Johnson entered pit road. It couldn’t have been timed more […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 7:46 | 2 Comments
Roush Fenway Racing announced changes to its Nationwide Series operation on Tuesday.
Drew Blickensderfer will take over as crew chief on the No. 60 Nationwide team with driver Carl Edwards effective immediately. Mike Kelley, who had served in that position, will assume the role of competition director for Roush Fenway’s Nationwide Series effort, and Mike Beam […]

Tue, 02/23/10 – 15:01 | Comments Off on More Changes At Roush