Sun, 22/03/15 – 15:31 | No Comment

Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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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
Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – With clouds hanging low and rain seemingly in no hurry to leave the Lowe’s Motor Speedway area, many involved in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship were put into grumpy moods. They were worried that qualifying would be washed out and that points-leader Jimmie Johnson would [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 21:10 | One Comment
Minter: Are Two Frances Too Many In First Hall Class?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The phone began ringing within minutes of the announcement on Wednesday of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
“How could they?” said Bud Lang, a long-time NASCAR fan from the north Georgia hills that produced some of the sport’s earliest stars like Lloyd Seay, Gober Sosebee, [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:50 | 4 Comments
Current Drivers Give First Hall Class Thumbs Up
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Wednesday’s selection of the inaugural class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has generated a fairly hefty amount of heated discussion among fans and critics. But in the sport’s garages on Thursday, the discussion was nothing but civil and positive.
Driver after driver lined up to say first, [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Charlotte
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Bank of America 500
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Saturday October 17th,7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: I wasn’t going to call this the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America because sorry, that’s just stupid. That’s almost as bad as the Goulds Pumps ITT Industries Salute to the Troops 250 Presented by Dodge… Mike Wallace and the Gunselman [...]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 11:33 | Comments Off