Sat, 23/06/18 – 7:25 | No Comment

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

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Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie
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Yes, we know. Jimmie Johnson continues to perform in crunch time just as smoothly as an ex-NBA superstar with the initials MJ used to do for umpteen years for the Chicago Bulls.
All of sport’s greats are like that. Somehow, some way, they always seem to know how to come through when it counts most. Remember […]

Sat, 11/27/10 – 10:14 | 8 Comments
Clauson The Star Of Turkey Night
Bryan Clauson won the USAC National Midget portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Thursday night.
Clauson, who started the race with the championship wrapped up, took the lead on the ninth lap and held it until the end. Caleb Armstrong was second and Dalton Armstrong was  third.
Clauson, of Noblesville, […]

Sat, 11/27/10 – 9:23 | One Comment
Minter: The Chase Does Not Need ‘Game 7’ Feel
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Regardless of what you think of the current state of affairs in NASCAR, you have to give the brass some credit for trying to get the ship back on course.
Of course some might say that all the changes made in recent years have led to the problems of today, and […]

Sat, 11/27/10 – 7:52 | 13 Comments
Bernie Ecclestone suffered a minor head injury when he was attacked and robbed outside of his office in London.
He reportedly had jewelry worth $314,000 taken from him.
Ecclestone, the 80-year-old boss of Formula One, was treated at a hospital after being punched and kicked by four men. He has been released from the hospital.
No arrests had […]

Fri, 11/26/10 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Ecclestone Attacked, Robbed
Five-Time Champ Jimmie Johnson: A Q and A
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
What can you say when you’ve said it all?
Jimmie Johnson was faced with that problem this week after wrapping up an unprecedented fifth straight NASCAR Winston Cup championship.
But, somehow, Johnson finds a way to say what he’s said before in a way that sounds new and interesting.
Here’s a sampling of […]

Fri, 11/26/10 – 8:57 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has […]

Fri, 11/26/10 – 8:35 | One Comment
Hood: Serving Up Multiple Helpings Of Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Before carving the turkey, let’s take a moment and reflect on the just-completed NASCAR season:
I’m thankful for Jamie McMurray winning the Daytona 500, just a few months after it appeared he was headed for the unemployment line.
I’m thankful Brad Keselowski wasn’t injured after Carl Edwards decided to retaliate at 190 miles […]

Thu, 11/25/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Hendrick Says Changes Not Aimed Just At Junior
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In a teleconference with the media on Wednesday morning, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick said the massive changes that are being implemented within his organization are simply the result of his belief that people on his team had “got complacent”.
And he said that since the decision to swap crew chiefs […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 11:43 | 5 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Shouldn’t Over-Tweak
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR boss Brian France says some “significant changes” will likely be made in the way the sport determines its champion next season.
Brian hasn’t asked me, but if he should, this is my advice:
Beware of over-tweaking.
As they say, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. And I don’t detect any major cracks […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 8:48 | 9 Comments
Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order
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Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announced Tuesday that his four-car team is instituting a multi-team swap of crew chiefs.
The reason, Hendrick said in a statement, is a general lack of satisfaction with performance.
Steve Letarte, who has been crew chief for Jeff Gordon for the last five seasons, will move over to the team of […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 18:34 | 4 Comments