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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Richmond, Va. – There was lots of pushing and shoving at Richmond International Raceway Friday morning.
And that was before the first Sprint Cup car hit the track.
Each week, NASCAR makes the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings and other drivers of note available to the assembled media.
These gatherings […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 15:09 | 2 Comments
Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – When Tom Anderson showed up at Andretti Autosport to begin duty as senior vice president of racing operations late last year, he had with him his list of things he knew he wanted to work on.
Incredibly, the list was a short one. Just four things.
That tells […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 9:28 | 4 Comments
Drivers Say Yes To New Format
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Kansas City, Kan. – The IndyCar Series’ new sub-championships have been met with some disdain by those outside the series, but when asked about the two new championships at Kansas Speedway Thursday, Danica Patrick and Will Power said that they were fans of the idea.
“It’s a good idea because there […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 19:43 | 6 Comments
Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR has had lots of heroes over the years. It has also had lots of heroines – we just don’t hear as much about them. They’re silent and unseen for the most part.
Another word for racing’s heroines is “wives.”
None is more respected and admired than Lynda Petty, Richard Petty’s bride of […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 9:53 | 2 Comments
The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
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Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 7:27 | One Comment
‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Al Unser Jr. had a big smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand as he sat in a white Buick van behind the pit wall at Kanas Speedway Wednesday. Nothing unusual about any of that.
It was the cause of the smile which was […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 17:45 | Comments Off on ‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. shared more than a vision about stock car racing. Visions are a dime a dozen, or nowadays a dollar after inflation.
More practically, they shared a knack for knowing how to turn their vision into reality and a big part of that knack involved […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
It Was A Big Day For Borneman’s Small Team
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By Nick Bromberg | Contributing Writer
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Running his own race team from the money that he makes from his construction company, John Borneman III can’t afford to run the full Nationwide Series schedule. And when he does enter a race, he knows that the first priority is to make the race, and then whatever good that […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 6:39 | Comments Off on It Was A Big Day For Borneman’s Small Team
Woody: ‘Anonymous Sources’ Can Spell Trouble
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Kevin Harvick touched on one of the most tickling questions in journalism last week when he took the media to task for using an anonymous source in a story about a reputed team rift.
The story quoted an unnamed source as saying “Kevin has burned all his bridges” at Richard Childress Racing.
Harvick […]

Tue, 04/27/10 – 6:32 | 4 Comments
Minter: Still Thinking Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random observations from a long day at Talladega Superspeedway:
* Brad Keselowski is becoming more likable by the day. He’s a straight shooter who says what he thinks even when he’s involved in controversy, which is something a lot of other drivers don’t always do.
You always get the feeling […]

Mon, 04/26/10 – 12:40 | Comments Off on Minter: Still Thinking Talladega