Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal […]

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Woody: Pressure Could Be Getting To Gordon
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last Sunday’s Texas smackdown between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton was significant not for the physical damage inflicted – I’ve seen better brawls during a blue-light special at WalMart – but because of what it indicated:
Gordon is feeling the pressure.
Not that he didn’t have ample reason to be peeved after Burton […]

Tue, 11/9/10 – 11:44 | One Comment
Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona
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Phoenix, Ariz. – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will win this NASCAR Chase free-for-all?
Denny Hamlin, who has overcome early season knee surgery to collar a series-high eight wins and the lead in the standings entering the final two stops on the schedule beginning with Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500k at Phoenix International Raceway?
Jimmie Johnson, the […]

Tue, 11/9/10 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona
Ingram: Of Monkeyshines and Men In Texas
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Racing in NASCAR’s premier series has got its groove back. It’s wild. It’s wacky and only slightly tacky.
The big stage of the Texas Motor Speedway – heightened by the small monkey selling programs out front – and the bigger stage of a Sprint Cup championship got […]

Mon, 11/8/10 – 12:22 | One Comment
Pedley: Bold Move, But Beautiful?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As questions go, today’s big one is really big. But, it’s the kind we all liked so much in high school because it’s a multiple-choice question and and there are only two choices. And, the correct answer will be posted in less than two weeks.
So, here it is: Was Chad […]

Mon, 11/8/10 – 8:58 | 3 Comments
Cup Notes: Hamlin Crew Chief Says ‘Take That” To Knaus
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Chad Knaus, crew chief for four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, elected to sub in Jeff Gordon’s pit crew for his slumping pit crew during Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Johnson lost time on four of the seven pit stops that he had with his own pit […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 21:00 | One Comment
Gordon Goes Down Swinging
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – It had nothing on the fight between Cale Yarborough and Donnie and Bobby Allison in the 1979 Daytona 500, but by modern NASCAR standards, this was a slobberknocker.
Jeff Gordon confronted Jeff Burton after the two got together during Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 19:57 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Steals The Show At Texas Motor Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Denny Hamlin emerged from the circus-like atmosphere at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday as NASCAR’s new Sprint Cup Series point leader, on a day when the sight of a monkey selling programs ultimately proved mundane.
Hamlin held off Matt Kenseth to win the AAA Texas 500 in a […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 18:56 | 2 Comments
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There are reports out of Europe that Formula One driver Jenson Button was attacked by armed assailants as he left the track in Brazil this weekened.
The assailants reportedly attacked the limo in which he his manager, his trainer and his father were riding after qualifying.
The 30-year-old driver from Britain as he was being chauffeured in […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 15:18 | Comments Off on F1 Driver Button Reportedly Attacked
Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last week, Kevin Harvick said that it would be better for NASCAR if Jimmie Johnson did not win a fifth straight championship this year.
Harvick – who will be third in points behind Johnson when today’s Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway starts – repeated that contention again on Friday.
“I think […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 10:18 | One Comment
Meyers King Of Dirt World Finals
Jason Meyers, Josh Richards and Matt Sheppard were crowned series champions following the fourth-consecutive Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks, while Meyers, Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie took home A-Feature wins in front of a sellout crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
More than 14,000 fans filled the grandstands for the […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Meyers King Of Dirt World Finals