Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Ingram: France Jr. Should Have Been Held Back
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Welcome to the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility when that day arrives?
This sort of calculation, [...]

Mon, 10/19/09 – 6:48 | 5 Comments
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Brooklyn, Mich.  ­— Ticket/camping renewals for the 2010 season are under way so fans of Michigan International Speedway have been taking advantage of the lower pricing the Irish Hills track is offering until the November 6 deadline.
Race fans that renew before the deadline are guaranteed the best prices for 2010, which include lower prices in [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 10:54 | Comments Off
Montoya Takes Shot, Gives Shot
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Juan Pablo Montoya has been called a lot of things during his driving career. Shy? Not one of those things he’s been called. And certainly not a thing he will be called following Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
After having major blows struck to his car and his hopes for a Cup [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Johnson Makes It Two Straight Wins, Takes Aim At Fourth Title
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – For Jimmie Johnson, it was the perfect race weekend. For the rest of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup competitors, it was a recurring nightmare.
Johnson took another big step toward a record fourth consecutive Cup championship with a solid victory Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway as the 10-race Chase [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 0:10 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chase Is Becoming Championship Stare-Down
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – The 2009 Chase seems to be becoming a stare-down.
The drivers who remain in realistic contention appear to be waiting to see if the others will blink. Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and are all averaging top-five finishes through the first four races.
Like, 3.5 finishes.
Between rain [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Shepherd Moves On As A Driver And A Cause
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – As a steady drizzle fell over Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd found time Thursday afternoon to disclose how he celebrated his 68th birthday on Monday.
“I gave everybody the day off and I worked on the race car,” said Shepherd, as a wide-smile flashed across his face.
A driver [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 7:30 | 4 Comments
Healthier Kyle Busch Wins Lowe’s Nationwide Race
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Looks like Kyle Busch is returning to normal. Physically and on the race tracks. Friday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The victory ended an 11-race slump for Busch and came a week after having to get out of his car because of a battle with pneumonia.
Busch led 137 laps [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Flag To Flag: Charlotte
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank America tonight?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action from Charlotte.

Sat, 10/17/09 – 7:00 | 44 Comments
Johnson Has Chasers Thinking ‘Uh-Oh’
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – At the very least, the 11 drivers who now trail Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship are publicly keeping stiff upper lips. They are saying Johnson’s lead is not insurmountable, there are still six races to go and that anything can happen in [...]

Fri, 10/16/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: Johnson And Team Face Changing Times
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – If Jimmie Johnson captures a fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, he’ll do so despite being forced to use three different rear-tire changers during the final third of the season.
After rear-tire changer Jeremy West was sidelined by back surgery following the night race at Bristol in August, crew chief [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 21:15 | One Comment