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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday Observations:
* The Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has a history of being a “can’t miss” event for NASCAR fans. But there are worries in some quarters that the emphasis on the making the Chase will have some of the top drivers points racing and trying to avoid [...]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping [...]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
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Ron Hornaday Jr.’s bid to win his sixth straight Camping World Truck Series race was squashed by Kyle Busch Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch ran away with the victory while Hornaday finished third in the O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline.
Hornaday said he just did not have the truck which Busch had at Bristol.
“I told [...]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off
King Of Trucks Can Nab Another Jewel Tonight
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ron Hornaday Jr. has a chance tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway to extend his Camping World Truck Series win streak to a record six, which would be the first time in decades that a driver in a major NASCAR division won that many consecutive races.
Richard Petty is the all-time leader [...]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Mechanical Malpractice In The Sprint Cup Garages?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Let’s see if I’ve got this straight:
Hendrick Motorsports supplies Tony Stewart with the engines that Tony uses to beat Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers.
Stewart sits atop the Sprint Cup standings and is a lock for the Chase, which means he’ll be a major threat – maybe THE major threat — to Jimmie Johnson’s [...]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:15 | 3 Comments
Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Prior to a recent dinner with Kyle Busch and other mid-Atlantic-area auto racing writers, I wondered what kind of mood Busch would be in. After a few probing questions, would he blurt “Bleep you guys, I’m outta here”?
I’m happy to report that the evening with Busch was very pleasant. He [...]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Vickers Signs New Contract
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Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Vickers has signed a multi- year extension to his contract.
Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
The announcement comes two days after Vickers and Red Bull won the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Vickers started the [...]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 10:30 | One Comment
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does [...]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:48 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
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:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off