Mon, 19/02/18 – 9:29 | No Comment

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Minter: Bodine Chased From Spotlight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The championship of the Sprint Cup circuit has a way of overshadowing about everything else in motorsports. That’s why Trevor Bayne’s amazing Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of the biggest stories coming out of that race and why Carl Edwards’ win at Phoenix last week, one that […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 14:01 | One Comment
Hood: You Got To Love Edwards’ Grandstanding
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
As post-race celebrations in NASCAR go, roughly 99 percent of them are about as interesting as watching a crew member apply glue to lugnuts.
But thanks to Carl Edwards, I’m back on the edge of my seat when I see the checkered flag wave.
I happened to be standing with a group of people on pit […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on 2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
The Force Will Be With Us For A While
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In the days leading up to his championship showdown with Matt Hagan, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force insisted the focus of his entire 2010 season wasn’t solely about adding another bullet-point to his drag racing resume.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t just John Force trying to win […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 13:06 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Edwards Lost In The Desert
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards got lost on Sunday. Got lost among a sea of frontstretch fans at Phoenix International Raceway and, more importantly when it comes to the history books, got lost in NASCAR Nation’s mind’s eye.
Yep, one of the worst things about the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championships is that […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 9:18 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A professional race car driver’s life often travels between extremes, especially for those who would be champion.
Denny Hamlin led the most laps at the Phoenix International Raceway and was the odds-on favorite to turn next weekend’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Fla. into a coronation […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 7:24 | One Comment
Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
John Force clinched his NHRA-record 15th Funny Car championship on Sunday to complete an improbable and emotional comeback from the horrific accident in Dallas three years ago that left his racing future in serious jeopardy.
The 61-year-old Force – who also won the race, his sixth of 2010 – became the oldest champion in NHRA history […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 22:12 | Comments Off on Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
An emotionally-exhausted Matt Hagan was left to ponder his bright future, and graciously praise 15-time Funny Car champion John Force, at the conclusion of the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Hagan finished as runnerup to the 61-year-old Force as the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series concluded […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 20:53 | Comments Off on Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough
Edwards Wins PIR; Chase Race Tightens
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards won the race at Phoenix International Raceway and Jimmie Johnson won his late-race fuel gamble, but NASCAR fans wanting a close battle for the 2010 Sprint Cup championship may have come away the biggest winners Sunday.
The series will head to Homestead-Miami Speedway with the top three drivers all […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 18:19 | One Comment
Race Day: This Is About As Close As It Gets
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Fans keep hearing that this year’s Sprint Cup points race is one of the closest in recent history. Three drivers separated by 59 points with just today’s Kobalt 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to go.
Why is it so close, with Denny Hamlin, Jimmie […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 10:08 | One Comment