Fri, 23/03/18 – 8:58 | No Comment

In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks are far from cool – […]

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Racing Notes: Fans Won’t Be Bored This Weekend
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Football dominates the headlines each October. But motorsports will flex plenty of muscle this weekend with several major events on tap.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are set to roll at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. The IZOD Indy Car Series will crown its 2010 champion under the lights Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway in south Florida.
Road racing enthusiasts will be keeping a watchful eye […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 10:09 | One Comment
Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history.
For Gene Felton, who will be one of the special guests to help Road Atlanta celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at the Petit Le Mans, it all started as a boy. […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Mo. – Denny Hamlin says that a key to his having a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship is an increased level of maturity on his part and on his team’s part.
Thursday afternoon, Hamlin admitted that his fight to become more mature both in and out […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
Woody: Who’s In NASCAR Hall’s Second Haul?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I think NASCAR erred by limiting its Hall of Fame inductions to a mere five per year, and that’s been reflected in a less-than-anticipated visitor turnout.
Hopefully as the number of enshrinements grow, so will interest and attendance. The HOF was a wonderful, overdue idea. But it should have opened its […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
| Managing Editor

A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Minter: Hall Candidates Lists Should Start With Allison
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With balloting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame just around the corner, there’s already speculation about who’ll make the second class. Surely David Pearson, who was passed over the first time around, will be a shoo-in. Likewise, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip should go it, which could make for an […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 6:54 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
James Buescher will take the wheel of the No. 11 Toyota in this weekend’s Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway.
He will replace Brian Scott, who, it was announced earlier this week, was let go by the Braun Racing team, which was recently acquired by Turner Motorsports.
Buescher will join teammate, Jason Leffler, who drives the Great Clips-sponsored […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:44 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
Wimmer Wants Another Chance
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Wimmer slowly nods along in agreement as it is suggested to him that he must be flattered that his phone rings when big-time race team owners need help launching the careers of people who have more sex appeal than driving chops, or more raw talent than experience.
But then, Wimmer […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Woody: Hamlin Waging Psychological Warfare?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if Denny Hamlin really believes that Clint Bowyer drove a cheated-up Chevy a couple of weeks ago, and that such shenanigans were rampant at Richard Childress Racing.
What Denny REALLY thinks doesn’t matter. What counts is that he got the goat of a lot of folks at RCR’s NASCAR […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 6:54 | 2 Comments