Sun, 14/10/18 – 19:07 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 with two events remaining in […]

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Woody: Single-Title Rule Won’t Cure Nationwide Series’ Woes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR deserves credit for its reported change that will limit drivers to one championship a season. It is intended to provide some relief for its second-tier Nationwide Series, in which
Nationwide-only teams are gasping for air.
Unfortunately it probably won’t help.
The new rule will prevent big-league Cup drivers from making off with […]

Tue, 01/18/11 – 8:06 | 4 Comments
Elliott Set To Put On Chevy Bow Tie
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Bill Elliott’s late father, George Elliott, was as loyal a Ford supporter as they came. His sons went on to carry the banner for Ford Racing in the 1980s, and Bill Elliott spent the last four seasons driving Ford’s most famous car, the No. 21 of the Wood Brothers Race team.
But when testing opens at […]

Mon, 01/17/11 – 16:04 | 4 Comments
Racin’ Notes: Baldwin And Blaney Return To Cup
In Racin’ news today, Monday Jan. 17:
Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that the team will run the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet in its third year of competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Dave Blaney will drive.
The team said it will kick off the season with the 53rd Annual Daytona 500 in […]

Mon, 01/17/11 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Baldwin And Blaney Return To Cup
Ingram: No Rookie Chase Sign Of NASCAR Times
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
What do Blackie Pitt, Ken Rush and Shorty Rollins have in common? They were the first three rookies of the year in NASCAR’s premier series. Fast forward to the coming season and the candidates for the rookie of the year are… non-existant.
It’s the economy, […]

Mon, 01/17/11 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Ingram: No Rookie Chase Sign Of NASCAR Times
Kevin Swindell Wins Silver Edition Of Chili Bowl
Kevin Swindell became the first driver in 25 years to win consecutive Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals  main events on Saturday night.
To get the victory and special Silver Driller 25th Anniversary trophy, Swindell had to hold off his more-famous father, Sammy Swindell – a five time winner of the event, which is held in Tulsa, […]

Sun, 01/16/11 – 9:36 | Comments Off on Kevin Swindell Wins Silver Edition Of Chili Bowl
Hood: Living Rooms Are Full Of Potential Snitches
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A professional golfer is disqualified from a tournament after a TV viewer notices a rules violation and tips off the PGA.
Could a similar scenario play out during a NASCAR event?
Camilo Villegas received a jolt on his 29th birthday a week ago in Hawaii after learning he had been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. He was told that someone watching […]

Sun, 01/16/11 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Minter: Roosevelt Johnson A Hero On And Off The Drag Strip
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Most folks don’t get into the sports reporting business for the money. They do it for chances to write about people like Roosevelt Johnson.
Johnson, one of the South’s pioneering drag racers, died this week at the age of 80. I interviewed him several times over the years, visited in his […]

Sat, 01/15/11 – 10:45 | One Comment
Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When Porsche introduced its 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 2010, the  supercar represented a new wave of performance plus efficiency due to its hybrid power from a lithium-ion battery. At a top speed of 199 mph delivered from a car capable of 78 miles per […]

Sat, 01/15/11 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope
Woody: Laugh Or Cry? Waltrip Picks Former
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A few years ago I interviewed Michael Waltrip for a magazine story about his quick wit and sense of humor.
I asked the Clown Prince of NASCAR where he acquired his funny bone.
“From my mom,” Michael said. “She was the one in our family who always had a joke or a funny […]

Fri, 01/14/11 – 8:46 | 2 Comments
Rex White Gets “Another Win”
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Birmingham, Ala. – Rex White, NASCAR’s oldest living champion of the series now known as Sprint Cup, wasn’t about to let Atlanta’s treacherous, icy roads stop him from making his noontime appointment in Birmingham.
The 80-year-old driver skillfully steered his Mercury across icy patches and through nearly frozen slush and arrived at a Birmingham hotel in […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 17:04 | 6 Comments