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Jimmie Johnson talked about his decision to retire after the 2020 season on Thursday.

By Deb Williams | Senior

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he felt he needed to make a decision regarding retirement from full-time NASCAR competition by year’s end, but it wasn’t until October that he knew 2020 would be his final […]

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Woody: Hopefully The Talladega Tingle Will Last
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There are two ways to look at this weekend’s open date on the Sprint Cup schedule:
1. It gives drivers and fans a chance to exhale after last Sunday’s Talladega thriller.
2. Like lifting down the backstretch, the pause will break the tremendous momentum that NASCAR has finally built up.
I tend to take […]

Tue, 04/19/11 – 7:18 | One Comment
Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Aston Martin scored its first over-all victory in the ALMS at Long Beach when the Muscle Milk team beat the only other LMP1 car in the field of Dyson Racing. But it was the fierce street fight for the GT victory that provided the action for most of the two-hour […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
Ingram: Tandems Are Better Than 4-Wide, Formula 1
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Talladega, Ala. – The Top Ten reasons why I like tandem racing at Talladega:
1. It’s the best racing in terms of speed and skill. (Most of the world’s major series were in action this weekend, including an extraordinary Formula 1 race in China. But even the 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 11:37 | 2 Comments
TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
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Thank God It’s Monday:
Had things gone just minutely differently on the last lap of last year’s Indianapolis 500, the look of Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in Long Beach would have been radically different.
Sunday’s winner might not have won because he might be dead, and a most crucial moment of the race might not have […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 10:29 | Comments Off on TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
Hood: A Day Full Of Highlights At Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – A race track known for producing the bizarre churned out several more oddities during Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Observations on a sun-splashed race day in central Alabama, which played out in front of 115,000 spectators:
– For the first time in the history of the massive 2.66-mile […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hood: A Day Full Of Highlights At Talladega
Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass
Mike Conway passed Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 13 laps to go and went on  to win Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
The pass came just two laps after Conway’s Andretti Autosport teammate, slowed and left the track with a mechanical problem while battling Briscoe […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass
Plate Debate Rages On After Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Two of the big debates in racing today involve how the competition today compares to what went on in the so-called good-old days and whether a great
finish is enough to make up for the rest of a race failing to live up to expectations.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:11 | 3 Comments
Johnson Wins Four-Wide Talladega Drag Race
Jimmie Johnson, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushing, slipped past Clint Bowyer and his wing man Kevin Harvick at the finish line on the final lap and won the Aaron’s 499
Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
The margin of victory was .002 seconds.
And that was the margin between first and second. There were six […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:00 | One Comment
Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides
Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Greg Anderson emerged as winners of the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Sunday afternoon.
Worsham won the Top Fuel portion of the event, edging Al-Anabi Racing teammate and defending champion, Larry Dixon.
Worsham gave up four thousandths to Dixon at the starting line (.064 to .068), but he […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides
Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talladega is back and so is the type of two-car drafting that made the 2011 Daytona so, um, memorable.
It’s been called “Pairs Racing”, “Noah’s Ark Racing”, “Dirty Dancing” and, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Crap”.
From the grandstands and couches, some fans liked it, some hated it, some think it’s boring, […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega