Fri, 28/05/10 – 18:21 | One Comment

John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
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Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Even mighty Bristol Motor Speedway is feeling the wrath of the Great Recession.
Thunder Valley has long been considered the toughest ticket in NASCAR. But Sunday’s Food City 500 isn’t sold out.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton admitted on Friday that the sport is in the midst of the worst economic climate […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Minter: Ah, Bristol – What A Place
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In spite of its reputation as a place where tempers get out of hand and wrecks just seem to happen, Bristol Motor Speedway also has the feel of a down-home friendly place.
For those of us on the print and Internet side of the media, it’s one of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 12:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
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Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
If there is anybody out there who thinks that Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will be letting bygones be bygones this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to adjust medication.
If you think air-clearing sessions with NASCAR officials, sponsors, team owners or clergyman is […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Marlin Gives Ownership A Whirl
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Sterling Marlin, retired after 30 years as a driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, is involved in the sport in a new role: team owner.
Well, sort of.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion is listed as co-owner of a new team, BD Racing, which plans to compete in the Sunoco National […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 6:46 | 6 Comments
Dale Jarrett Talks Feuds, Paybacks and Coverage
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
With emotions at a fever pitching heading into this week’s race at Bristol – NASCAR’s most cantankerous track – the media has to walk a fine line between pro wresting and Masterpiece Theater.
That’s the opinion of Dale Jarrett, who will be calling Saturday’s Nationwide race for ESPN, even as all eyes […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 6:32 | Comments Off on Dale Jarrett Talks Feuds, Paybacks and Coverage
Texas HOF To Induct Gibbs, Sturbin
Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Gibbs, once considered a rival to many in the state of Texas as Super Bowl-winning head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, will finally be hailed by the Lone Star State as the latest motorsports icon inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Also earning induction into the Hall is […]

Wed, 03/17/10 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Texas HOF To Induct Gibbs, Sturbin
Woody: Keep Eye On The Tiger
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
“They were accessible, likable, knowable, conversant, as gracious in loss as they were in victory, and above all, amazingly helpful to those of us in the print lodge who covered them … they endured demands on their time, but they handled it courteously, often with ease and enjoyment.”
A lot of […]

Wed, 03/17/10 – 7:23 | 2 Comments
Woody: Enough Of The Gripes Of Wrath, Already
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Judging from all the media hissing and moaning, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski should be ashamed of themselves, whaling away on each other and disturbing NASCAR’s nap-time.
Yeah, Keselowski took a wild ride at Atlanta. So?
Wild rides are what stock car racing is all about. Or at least it used to be, […]

Wed, 03/17/10 – 6:46 | 10 Comments