Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:10 | Comments Off
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Sunday July 26, 2009
2:00 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Oddly enough, last year’s race set the Indy record for most lead changes and leaders… The 1995 race just had one caution while, believe it or not, the 2004 race had the most cautions with 13… However, last year’s debacle had the most caution [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Lasoski And Smith Win Twin 30s
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Sarver, PA— July 22, 2009—Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith made history on Wednesday night at Lernerville Speedway as they split the first ever Twin-30 lap features in the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the high-banked track located just outside of Pittsburgh as the “Month of Money” rolls on for the World of Outlaws.
Lasoski [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:28 | One Comment
Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shakes hand with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, widely acknowledged as the premier promoter in domestic motorsports, is being treated for cancer.
Gossage’s condition [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:13 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Two Indiana drivers and former Brickyard winners, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, talk about what it means to win at their home track and why Goodyear Tires are ready to go. Stewart tops the Driver Rating list, and see who else to pick [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
There’s A New Marlin Taking To The Race Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Sporting the red No. 711 that her grandfather made famous in the 1960’s, and with her two-time Daytona 500 champion dad coaching her over her radio headset, Sutherlin Marlin chased down her destiny Saturday night.
Sutherlin, 19, finished 8th in a 40-lap Supertruck feature at Fairgrounds Speedway, the track [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 9:49 | 4 Comments