Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

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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Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Many eyes in the grandstands at Richmond International Raceway for tonight’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will be on the rumble for the final Chase berths. But in the cockpits and pits, eyes will be on what could turn out to be a fairly important prize.
Yes, the really cool guitar [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Saldana Collects Silver Dollar
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Joey Saldana didn’t lead the most laps on Friday night in the second preliminary feature of the 56th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, but he led the four most important ones to score the win over Jason Sides, after tracking down the leader late in the race [...]

Sat, 09/12/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – Would a NASCAR driver intentionally throw a race to assist a teammate?
That was a major topic of discussion on the eve of Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which will set the field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Though several drivers [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 20:43 | 3 Comments
Edwards Wins Richmond Nationwide Race
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Carl Edwards, broken foot and all, won Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Edwards, who started the race dead last, beat Kevin Harvick out of the pits on the final pit stop of the evening and pulled away on the ensuing restart with 20 laps to go, to get the victory.
Edwards cut the [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 20:35 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway,
The veteran toured the .75-mile D-shaped oval at 126.808 miles per hour to edge Martin Truex Jr. for his sixth pole of the [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Denny Hamlin will be on the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway after posting the top speed in qualifying on Friday afternoon. Hamlin’s pole-winning speed was 124.384 mph
Kyle Busch qualified second and Paul Menard was third. Clint Bowyer was fourth.
Carl Edwards, who is chasing Busch for the point lead, qualified [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t think there’s any question that the Tattooed Lady is going to run off and join the NASCAR circus.
The only question is when. And what will her arrival register on the Richter scale?
It appears more and more likely that open-wheel diva Danica Patrick is going to forsake the IndyCar [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 9:10 | 2 Comments
Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The irony is dripping and delicious. Kyle Busch, who showed such disdain for the trophy Gibson guitar he got for a June Nationwide win in Nashville (he smashed it to pieces) needs to win another guitar Saturday night at Richmond or his slim Chase hopes are likely dead.
Busch is 14th in [...]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Force Fined; Grudge Race Proposed
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Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
Videotape from the event showed Force making physical contact with an NHRA official at [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:05 | 17 Comments