Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Solidifying an ownership alliance with Doug Yates and Yates Racing, Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins announced Tuesday a name change to the organization. With the addition of Yates, the team will now officially be titled Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing.
Doug Yates will be the listed owner of the No. 37 and No. […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 14:52 | Comments Off on Front Row Adds Yates To Name
Woody: Big Teams Face Small Pinches To Pocketbooks
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If you glance on the side of the road as you travel to the track this season you may see Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart huddled on the corner holding hand-scribbled cardboard signs:
Then, again, maybe not.
The financial pinch that has prompted NASCAR to make a 10-percent cut in race purses […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 9:41 | One Comment
The Peach Bowl Drove ‘Em Mad In Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If you’ve been watching the History Channel’s “Madhouse” series about short track racing at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C., and wonder if all the buzz about an in-town short track has been contrived for the cameras, don’t bet the grocery money on it.
A little history lesson from down […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 7:38 | One Comment
Baldwin Out To Make New Memories
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Tommy Baldwin Jr. simply would not let a recent talk about racing turn into a mushy, emotional look back at Speedweeks 2009. He deftly turned aside questions about being one of the great stories of last year’s Daytona 500 during a phone call last week. He gave short answers to the questions he did answer […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 17:52 | One Comment
Front Row Motorsports will compete in the 2010 Daytona 500 with a three-car entry.
It was announced Monday that John Andretti will return to the No. 34 Window World-supported Ford Fusion and Travis Kvapil will move into the No. 37 ExtenZe Ford. Kevin Conway will return to that seat for the Sprint Cup Series second […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Front Row Completes Lineup
Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I guess I’m stuck between a rock and a gold brick when it comes to the announcement by NASCAR that it’s cutting back on the race purses.
I’ve said all along during the Great Recession that the Sprint Cup teams will manage to get the cars around […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Busch Goes Bow-less In Georgia
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Braselton, Ga. – After dominating and winning Sunday’s SpeedFest at Lanier National Speedway, Kyle Busch committed a major blunder during his post-race celebration.
The 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion grabbed the checkered flag and took his customary victory lap around the .375-mile paved oval in his No. 51 Toyota Camry.
But when his feet hit the ground in victory lane, […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 21:25 | One Comment
A De-beauty! Action Express Wins Rolex 24
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By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The first race is often the hardest for a newly formed team. For Action Express Racing, the first race was also the most difficult on the Grand-Am schedule. But in one of the biggest upsets in Rolex 24 at Daytona history, the new team won the […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 19:26 | 2 Comments

Darlington, S.C. – Darlington Raceway has partnered with several local hotels to form a new program called Race Rates for Race Fans announced track President, Chris Browning.
Hotels on the new program have agreed to reduce minimum stay requirements and offer rooms at a reasonable rate for the 2010 Southern 500 on Mother’s Day weekend.
“One of […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 13:04 | Comments Off on Darlington Raceway Announces Race Rates for Race Fans

Darlington, S.C. – Darlington Raceway will expand its family section seating for the 2010 Southern 500 announced track President, Chris Browning.
Family sections will now be available on both straight-aways at Darlington Raceway. Wallace grandstand section V on the frontstretch and Colvin grandstand section X on the backstretch will be designated family sections. Each family section […]

Sun, 01/31/10 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Darlington Expands Family Section for Southern 500