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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Indianapolis – Race fans visiting the IMS Online Store and Brickyard Authentics Gift Shop locations during the holiday season can purchase a candy cane tree ornament to benefit charity through Shop For A Cause program.
The candy ornaments cost $3 each, with $2 from each sale being donated to The Salvation Army. The ornaments can be […]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 20:59 | Comments Off on IMS Candy Cane Ornaments Benefit Salvation Army
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
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A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that […]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Happy With ’09, Excited about ’10
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch […]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 11:16 | One Comment
Drivers Pumped By New Tires
Two dozen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series teams came away from a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway impressed with the Pirelli tires they will be using when the 2010 season begins with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31.
“Perfect,” said Max Angelelli, driver of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara.
“The tires are […]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 8:12 | One Comment
Road Atlanta Gets Intercontinental Cup
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
The Automobile Club de L’Ouest, which organizes the Le Mans 24-hour race, has announced a three-race Le Mans Intercontinental Cup championship for LMP1 cars beginning in September of 2010. It includes the 1,000-kilometer race at Silverstone and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a third Asian round to […]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Memo: Cold Shoulder For Danica?
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
James Brown sang that this is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothin, nothin, wahaaaa!, without a woman or a girl. When it comes to the NASCAR garages, you might run into the opinion that Brown was only half right.
The first half.
One of the interesting things about […]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Grand-Am Cars Fire Up
Twenty-four cars that were entered for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 December Test Days – a two-day Pirelli tire test at Daytona International Speedway – participated Tuesday in preparation for next month’s Rolex 24.
Some teams – including Action Express Racing (Daytona Prototype) and ZMG, Magnus Racing and […]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:54 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays […]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick, who has yet to make a lap in a stock car, has generated a bigger media blitz and fan buzz than Jimmie Johnson did with his record-busting fourth-straight NASCAR championship.
And if you think Danica-mania has created a stir thus far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Just wait ’til this Tigress […]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 7:51 | 11 Comments
Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup
Roush Fenway Racing announced its 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Kelley will remain with Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Copart/Fastenal team as Edwards seeks his second Nationwide Series championship in four years.
Kelley was moved to the No. 60 team for the final three races of 2009 and racked up one win, […]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 14:54 | Comments Off on Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup