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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Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?
| Managing Editor

Good advice can come from some pretty unlikely sources. Like, say, the following advice:
“My grandmother had a saying: ‘Go little where wanted, go not at all where little wanted.’ ”
It’s advice that NASCAR might want to consider in the coming months. And for a couple of reasons; because of its high degree of common sense […]

Tue, 02/23/10 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a substantial discount – and other bonuses – to its weekend ticketholders. Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR Weekend will go on sale tomorrow and anyone who purchases or renews tickets for next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events prior to April 10 […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Motor Speedway Offering Discounts/Incentives
Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
The day-and-a-half wait was worth it for Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and Funny Car driver Jack Beckman, who picked up victories Monday at the weather-delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Racing was scheduled to resume with the Top Fuel and Funny Car final rounds at 10 local time Monday morning (Noon ET), but heavy rains moved through […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced Monday that Japanese driver Hideki Mutoh, 27, will join the team for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season and pilot the No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara-Honda-Firestone entry. It will be the third full season of Indy car competition for Mutoh, who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
“Hideki has […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Mutoh Gets Newman/Haas/Lanigan Ride
Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’
| Managing Editor

Monday leftovers following the NASCAR weekend in Southern California:
So there you are, charting the Auto Club 500 from the dip-stained Barcalounger and suddenly something seems amiss. Jimmie Johnson lines up for the final restart on the bumper of the pace car.
But, but, but…Jeff Burton was there a couple minutes before and Johnson was nowhere in […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 11:16 | One Comment
Ingram: US F1 Parks Hopes, Can It Restart Them?
| Senior Writer

Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is there such a thing as park and start in Formula One?
You might as well ask for a bailout.
That’s why it’s so odd that Ken Anderson, whose under-funded US F1 team has failed to produce a car, should suggest his team be given permission from the FIA, […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 8:20 | 7 Comments
Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
| Managing Editor

Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson survived a late-race charge by Kevin Harvick and won the Auto Club 500 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday.
The victory was the 48th of Johnson’s career. It tied him with Herb Thomas for 12th place on the all-time win list in Cup.
Johnson, gunning for […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Fan Dies; Nitro Finals Postponed
| Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Chandler, Ariz. – Death again showed its ugly head Sunday when a woman attending the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway was killed by debris from a horrible crash involving NHRA Top Fuel driver Antron Brown.
The woman was struck by a tire and transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center, […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 17:34 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: Fontana
| Senior Writer

Watching the Auto Club 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to join him in a live chat as he blogs the race at Fontana.

Sun, 02/21/10 – 10:52 | 2 Comments
Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Momentum is one of the most talked about intangibles in sports. But is it significant or meaningless? That all depends on who you talk to – and whether they have it or not.
It was talked about a lot in the garages at Auto Club Speedway in the days leading up […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today