Sun, 22/04/18 – 8:54 | No Comment

Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

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Harris: Wishin’ And Hopin’ 2011 Style
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It seems like 2010, with all its action and drama, just flew by. Now it’s the start of 2011 andtime to start thinking about the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Here’s what I think a NASCAR  wish list for the new year would look like:
– Dale Earnhardt Jr. would like a competitive […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 13:35 | One Comment
Ingram: Hagan Reflects On ‘Tremendous’ Season
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
Christiansburg, Va. – It’s been a longer winter than usual for Matt Hagan on his hilltop farm nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Back-to-back snowfalls have kept him busy getting feed to his herd of Black Angus cattle. In the evenings, there’s the […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 7:56 | 4 Comments
Hood: Anybody Have Directions To Perfection?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
In the lengthy history of NASCAR, have we been treated to a perfect race?
It all depends on how you define perfection.
Richmond International Raceway, arguably one of the most competitive tracks on the NASCAR circuit, bills its facility and events as Racing Perfection.
But it was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 2009 when Jimmie Johnson proceeded to pace each […]

Sun, 01/2/11 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year
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If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you. is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. […]

Sat, 01/1/11 – 11:48 | 3 Comments
Woody: Jimmie Becomes Monk, Other Predictions
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
About this time every year, sports writers gaze into their crystal punch bowls and predict what the New Year holds.
Here’s what I see swirling around in the ice and Jack Daniel’s:
– Jimmie Johnson, bored with the incessant winning and his life of wealth and luxury, decides to forsake the worldly pleasures […]

Sat, 01/1/11 – 9:24 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season
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It amazes me how many sports fans and media have what seem to be super human powers of recollection. They remember in astonishing detail what happened to which driver in races that occurred decades ago.
They’ll sit around bottle-strewn tables at restaurants and bistros, or huddle in small groups in infield press centers and debate the […]

Fri, 12/31/10 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Independent Action: RAB Takes Big Step Forward
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For those who would like to see NASCAR’s Nationwide Series be something more than mostly Cup Lite, there was a bit of encouraging news last week.
Independent Nationwide car owners Robby Benton and Brack Maggard, the guys who pulled off a major upset when they won at Montreal this past season […]

Thu, 12/30/10 – 8:11 | 2 Comments
Harris: 2010 Was A Year Of Hype And Have At It
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
In a wide-ranging telephone conversation this week, my son suddenly said, “I have an idea for a column you could write.’’
Now this isn’t something I’ve heard often from anyone in my family. Usually, even if they read what I’ve written – which is not a given – the most I […]

Wed, 12/29/10 – 8:04 | One Comment
Bromberg: Five Old Acquaintance Not Forgot
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
The 2010 Sprint Cup season was far from the same-old, same-old even though Jimmie Johnson was crowned champion. We saw cars flying through the air – again – drivers having at it both on and off the race track, and that doesn’t even include what happened at Texas in November.
Here’s […]

Tue, 12/28/10 – 8:23 | One Comment
Ingram: Some Pretty Damned Impressive Statistics
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. With that understanding, it seems to me worthwhile to return to one of the more interesting statistics of the 2010 Sprint Cup season.
While it’s always advisable to cast a jaundiced eye on any numbers emerging from NASCAR’s stat bureau, […]

Mon, 12/27/10 – 12:59 | One Comment