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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NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview
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Richmond International Raceway hosts the last chance qualifier to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Take a look at the 11 drivers fighting for the final eight Chase positions, and listen to Kyle Busch’s strategy for racing his way into the top 12. Plus, find out why Driver Rating provides hope for both [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Carl Edwards has to be wondering what happened to the magic.
A year ago, Edwards was winning races in bunches and throwing  a real scare into Jimmie Johnson, who, at the time, likely saw Cousin Carl as the biggest roadblock to his historic third straight title.
Nine wins – six of them [...]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 13:22 | Comments Off
Pedley: The Big Go Was An Incredible Go Sunday In Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Who would have thought that sitting in front of a television set for five straight hours on a beautiful autumn holiday would ever be considered a wise investment of one’s time? Well, for sure, those who watched the final eliminations at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals on Monday.
It was [...]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 7:14 | 14 Comments
Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Brian Vickers is making a habit this season of proving wrong the conventional racing wisdom.
First he got in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, during the season-opening Daytona 500, but wound up getting broad support from fans across the board, including a good many members [...]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – Just when Kevin Harvick appeared primed to snap a 105-race winless streak, one of his Richard Childress Racing teammates wound up breaking his heart.
When Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Chevrolet slid through the grass to bring out the final caution in Sunday night’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – There was plenty of electricity in the air when the lights came on at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night for the Pep Boys Auto 500.
One of the most competitive races in the track’s history, won by Kasey Kahne in front of an estimated crowd of 111,300, was merely icing [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap
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Kasey Kahne won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the next-to-last event in the Race to the Chase, climbing five spots in the point standings to sixth. Hear from Kahne and runner-up Kevin Harvick, and find out who is in and out of the Chase for the NASCAR [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 1:00 | Comments Off
No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – If the key to winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway is navigating the 1.54-mile quad-oval’s sweeping turns, avoiding  incidents on pit road at 45 miles per hour is a close second.
That was the case for Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to be in the cat’s bird seat after [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Pedley: Answers And Questions From The Nationals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – The eliminations are set for Monday’s finals at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.
Tops seeds are: Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Robert Hight in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
After rain subsided and the track opened for final [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 19:00 | One Comment