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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Ricky Taylor To Team With Angelelli
Wayne Taylor Racing of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series has announced that Ricky Taylor will team with Max Angelelli to drive the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara in 2010.
Taylor, the 20-year-old son of team owner and three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor, returns to the team after co-driving the No. 10 SunTrust entry […]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Ricky Taylor To Team With Angelelli
Schrader To Drive in Shootout
Ken Schrader is headed back to Speed Weeks. He will drive the No. 82 Sprint Cup car for Red Bull Racing in the Bud Shootout.
When NASCAR announced a revised format for this season’s race, two-time Shootout winner Schrader came knocking on Red Bull Racing Team’s door. With Schrader’s past winners spot, and a team eager to start […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 15:49 | One Comment
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
| Senior Writer

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Sadler, Harvick To Team Up
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Thursday that Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler will climb behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for KHI in 15 of 25 Truck Series events in 2010.
In 2009, the No. 2 competed as the No. 4 with Truck Series rookie Ricky Carmichael.
Sadler will kick off the 2010 season for […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:32 | Comments Off on Sadler, Harvick To Team Up
Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
While “friendly wagers” for major college football games usually are reserved for politicians of the states or cities of the respective teams, a few presidents have decided to get involved.
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey have come up with a “friendly wager” between the two distinguished speedways for Thursday evening’s BCS national championship […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
Green Light Hires Crew Chief
SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that Jason Miller has joined the team as the crew chief for the No.07 Chevy Silverado truck for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Season.
Miller is a native of Indianapolis who made the transition to NASCAR racing in 1999 working as a mechanic and tire changer for Andy Petree […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:30 | Comments Off on Green Light Hires Crew Chief
Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
Braun Racing announced the 2010 driver line-up for the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Thursday. Brian Vickers and Reed Sorenson will share time at the helm of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota.
Crew chief Trent Owens will return for his sixth year at Braun Racing to lead the team.
Vickers, […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
Biffle […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 9:57 | One Comment
Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker
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There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 17:15 | 4 Comments
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
| Managing Editor

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 11:47 | One Comment