Thu, 19/04/18 – 7:42 | No Comment

Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Slippery Problem Attacked
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Oildowns occurring during the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will carry potentially championship-altering consequences.
National Hot Rod Association officials announced Thursday immediate implementation of an oildown penalty policy for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Auto […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Slippery Problem Attacked
Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner
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Fort Worth, Texas – Justin Allgaier’s once-promising NASCAR Nationwide Series career at Penske Racing apparently will continue at Turner Motorsports in 2011.
Turner Motorsports, which acquired Braun Racing late last month, has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, reportedly to introduce Allgaier as part of its expanding driver lineup for next season.
The […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:30 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Disagreement over a multi-million-dollar repaving and site improvement project at the City Centre Airport circuit has prompted IZOD IndyCar Series officials to drop the Streets of Edmonton from the 2011 schedule.
The Honda Indy Edmonton was booked for July 24, 2011 as Race No. 10 of a 17-event schedule announced in […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:57 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
First we were forced to witness the somber demise of Petty Enterprises.
Now we’re watching an equally wrenching battle to keep Richard Petty Motorsports afloat.
No family has meant more and contributed greater to any sport than the Pettys have to NASCAR. Somehow it seems unfair that they should be in such a […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
The Captain On Verge Of Victory
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There’s an old saying that good things come to he who waits. Well, Roger Penske has waited and waited and waited for a NASCAR championship.
Twenty-seven years The Captain has waited. But, thanks to Brad Keselowski, it appears the wait is over.
Keselowski goes into Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas with an insurmountable 485-point lead over […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:17 | Comments Off on The Captain On Verge Of Victory
Woody: NASCAR Will Miss Hunter’s Touch
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If every one of Jim Hunter’s friends offered a eulogy we would be – as Hunter used to say, “here all night.”
Just about every sports writer has a personal story about some favor done by Hunter, some request he went out of his way to accommodate, some helping hand he […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 7:18 | One Comment
Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For those doping out Clint Bowyer’s victory last Sunday at Talladega on a what-might-have-been basis, the first stop would have to be numbers.
Just do a little adding and then some subtracting and you have the points position Bowyer would be in today had he not been been issued the death […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 6:24 | Comments Off on Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
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I wasn’t sure if one of my colleagues would write a column about the late Jim Hunter, one of the most popular and important people in stock car racing.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that each of us has our own view of this man who spent more than […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 6:19 | Comments Off on Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
Woody: Judgment Calls Are A Part Of Racing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Judgment calls have always been part of NASCAR and will be till Judgment Day.
Aric Almirola learned that hard lesson last Saturday at Talladega.
He also learned that there are different definitions of “below the line.”
Under NASCAR’s rules drivers aren’t allowed to go below the yellow warning line to make a pass at […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 5:54 | 2 Comments
Force Looks Back, Moves Up
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Motivated by a team meeting and a highlight reel of his old “Brute” self, John Force has a record 15th NHRA Funny Car championship squarely in his sights.
Force raced to an emotional victory in the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday, cutting series leader Matt Hagan’s lead in […]

Mon, 11/1/10 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Force Looks Back, Moves Up