Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Sturbin: Richmond Will Be All About Kyle Busch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
If Kyle Busch fails to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup cut this weekend, it won’t solely be because of one sorry Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Or even that so-so 13th-place finish the previous Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“It’s more of the season that we’ve had [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 17:26 | 2 Comments
Skinner Wins Wild One At Gateway
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Mike Skinner not only survived, but won the crash-filled Copart 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill. on Saturday.
Skinner got the victory by holding off Johnny Sauter on a green-white-checkered restart.
With less than 10 laps to go, Todd Bodine attempted to block Matt Crafton but instead was sent spinning [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Richmond
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Chevy Rock & Roll 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action as he live blogs here, Flag to Flag, the race at Richmond.

Sat, 09/12/09 – 17:00 | 45 Comments
Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Many eyes in the grandstands at Richmond International Raceway for tonight’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will be on the rumble for the final Chase berths. But in the cockpits and pits, eyes will be on what could turn out to be a fairly important prize.
Yes, the really cool guitar [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Saldana Collects Silver Dollar
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Joey Saldana didn’t lead the most laps on Friday night in the second preliminary feature of the 56th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, but he led the four most important ones to score the win over Jason Sides, after tracking down the leader late in the race [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – Would a NASCAR driver intentionally throw a race to assist a teammate?
That was a major topic of discussion on the eve of Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which will set the field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Though several drivers [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 20:43 | 3 Comments
Edwards Wins Richmond Nationwide Race
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Carl Edwards, broken foot and all, won Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Edwards, who started the race dead last, beat Kevin Harvick out of the pits on the final pit stop of the evening and pulled away on the ensuing restart with 20 laps to go, to get the victory.
Edwards cut the [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 20:35 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway,
The veteran toured the .75-mile D-shaped oval at 126.808 miles per hour to edge Martin Truex Jr. for his sixth pole of the [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Denny Hamlin will be on the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway after posting the top speed in qualifying on Friday afternoon. Hamlin’s pole-winning speed was 124.384 mph
Kyle Busch qualified second and Paul Menard was third. Clint Bowyer was fourth.
Carl Edwards, who is chasing Busch for the point lead, qualified [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t think there’s any question that the Tattooed Lady is going to run off and join the NASCAR circus.
The only question is when. And what will her arrival register on the Richter scale?
It appears more and more likely that open-wheel diva Danica Patrick is going to forsake the IndyCar [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 9:10 | 2 Comments