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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The news that Huston Platt is among the inductees into the 2009 class of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame is yet another sign that the 76-year-old former drag racer and his family are finally able to begin moving past one of their family’s and auto racing’s darkest days.
It’s mostly [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:55 | 2 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
There are those who automatically believe that drivers who work for Hendrick Motorsports have a built-in advantage.
No question the Hendrick entries have the best of everything – great cars, powerful engines, top-notch engineering, the best personnel available.
But that’s not the only reason that Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion, Jimmie Johnson [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’m not sure who’s in charge of accounting at NASCAR, but they might want to change the batteries in their calculator. I’m not sure it’s calculating.
NASCAR, which at the end of last season curtailed (but not entirely eliminated) testing as a cost-cutting measure, has announced that it will be permitted next [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Knaus Is Hearing The Sounds Of Success In Cup Garages
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Chad Knaus is beginning to hear exactly what he wants to hear at Sprint Cup tracks and it is not just the sound of well-tuned Hendrick Motorsport engines. Knaus is hearing the sound of fear in his opponents.
He heard it before Sunday’s victory at Dover International Speedway and he heard [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
With the growing “cooperation” between racing teammates, you knew it was bound to happen:
A driver deliberately crashed in order to bring out a caution that helped his teammate win.
It happened in Formula One. Could it happen in NASCAR?
We know there’s a definite trend toward teammates helping teammates. That’s troubling, and if [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:00 | 10 Comments
Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series.
The weather may have produced a premature end, but it also underscored the commitment of fans. An estimated 30,000 [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Recap
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Jimmie Johnson completed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season sweep at Dover International Speedway and closed within 10 points of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader Mark Martin, who finished second. See how the Monster Mile changed the point standings with eight races to go in the Chase.

Sun, 09/27/09 – 23:51 | Comments Off