Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season
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Tony Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose and an shrinking fuel supply to win Monday’s rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Carls Edwards finished third.
Kyle Busch was fourth.
Stewart, the series points leader, will be able to clinch a berth in the Chase with a good run next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory [...]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
“Road course ringers” became a hotter-than-usual topic at Watkins Glen this weekend. When Marcos Ambrose put a surprising but incredibly clean move on Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race, the offended driver and other veterans cried foul in unison.
Next thing you [...]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 11:22 | 6 Comments
Woody: Let It Rain And Let Them Race
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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And now for those most famous words in auto racing:
“Gentlemen, start your umbrellas!”
After back-to-back rainouts at Pocono and Watkins Glen, word is that NASCAR has begun work at its R&D facility on a new AOT (Ark of Tomorrow.)
It’s been so rainy that the AFLAC duck caught a cold.
For two weeks in [...]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 11:15 | One Comment
Stewart Spends Rainy Weekend Thinking About The Future
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Rookie NASCAR team-owner/driver Tony Stewart is mulling the addition of a third team to his Sprint Cup Series stable in 2010. And Stewart, the series points-leader, had plenty of time to consider his options Sunday evening after rain forced postponement of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream [...]

Sun, 08/9/09 – 17:46 | One Comment
Johnson Ready To Stage A Successful Road Show
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There aren’t many holes the size of a pin in the racing resume of Jimmie Johnson, the three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
Forty-three victories, 19 poles , 110 top-five and 170 top-10 finishes in 276 career starts qualifies as enough said.
Still, Johnson’s failure to [...]

Sun, 08/9/09 – 15:02 | One Comment
Dixon An Easy Winner At Mid-Ohio
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Scott Dixon capitalized on pit road troubles by Justin Wilson to win Sunday’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The victory was the 20th of his IndyCar career, giving him Target Chip Ganassi Racing the most ever in the series. He had been tied with Sam Hornish Jr. for most victories.
It was also his fourth [...]

Sun, 08/9/09 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Race Day: This Isn’t California
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Heavy rains  in Upstate New York have forced postponement of the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
The revised schedule calls for the race to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.  There is, however, a chance for more rain in the area on Monday.
When the race does resume, it will [...]

Sun, 08/9/09 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Saldana Made of Iron
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Joey Saldana made history Saturday night, winning the inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. and took home the $20,000 top prize. In addition to putting his name in the record books as the first ever victor in the Ironman 55, he also scored his 13th triumph of the season which set a [...]

Sun, 08/9/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Watkins Glen
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At the Glen?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him here as he follows all the road course action from Watkins Glen International.

Sun, 08/9/09 – 6:22 | 48 Comments
Ambrose Wins Again at Watkins Glen
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Marcos Ambrose pulled a fast one on Kyle Busch Saturday at Watkins Glen International, where the Australian road-racing specialist is now a back-to-back NASCAR Nationwide Series winner.
Ambrose took the lead from Busch on Lap 64 of the Zippo 200 with a self-described “bomb” of an inside [...]

Sat, 08/8/09 – 20:37 | Comments Off