Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Busch holds off Bodine for Trucks win
Kyle Busch survived a scrape with the wall and held off Todd Bodine in a two-lap dash to the finish to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who owns the No. 18 Toyota he drove to victory, crossed the finish line .228 seconds […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 2:00 | One Comment
Hight Leads Funny Car Field
TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight took the provisional No. 1 qualifier position on Friday and showed he is a contender to win his third race of the season during the first day of qualifying for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Antron Brown and Mike Edwards also take […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 21:00 | One Comment
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The list of drivers who have qualified for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is impressive. But the list of drivers who have not qualified is, well, kind of interesting, too.
In fact, the not-qualified list includes some of the top drivers in the sport. Drivers who have […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 7:53 | One Comment
Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
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Much as I hate to disagree with my esteemed colleague Larry Woody, I believe his criticism of the IRL’s multiple championships is wrong.
I covered the now-defunct CART/Champ Car World Series for many years and was firmly convinced it was the toughest racing series in the world.
The drivers had to race on road courses, street circuits, […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
Woody: One Champ Is Enough
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The Indy Racing League this season plans to award a championship to the driver who scores the most points on road courses and another championship to the driver who does the best on oval tracks, in addition to its overall championship.
My question is, why stop at two?
Why not also award […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 10:24 | One Comment
The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
One of five NASCAR legends set to be inducted into the sport’s inaugural Hall of Fame class on Sunday, Richard Petty contends there are other stock car racing pioneers who should have been voted in ahead of him.
“I feel like there were people more important in getting NASCAR started than Richard Petty,” said Petty, who owns a […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 9:55 | Comments Off on The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
The pit crew of Denny Hamlin’s Sprint Cup team earned several important things Wednesday night – the pride of being the best, some money and the best pit stall for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race.
With Hamlin’s girlfriend, Jordan Fish, steering the car and Hamlin cheering outside of it, the Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew won […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
Loose Talk Surrounds New Car
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
The two-day test of the new Nationwide Series car concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, and if there was any consensus among the drivers who tested the car it was that the car was loose. Real loose.
“It just drives with a ton of front grip,” 2008 Nationwide champion Carl Edwards […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 17:24 | One Comment