Sun, 19/08/18 – 16:39 | No Comment

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith said Saturday that with the creation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL it was possible that IMSA and/or the Verizon IndyCar Series could return to the iconic facility.
IMSA visited the facility in the early 1980s, utilizing the speedway’s old road course. Indy Cars raced on […]

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Five-Time Champ Jimmie Johnson: A Q and A
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
What can you say when you’ve said it all?
Jimmie Johnson was faced with that problem this week after wrapping up an unprecedented fifth straight NASCAR Winston Cup championship.
But, somehow, Johnson finds a way to say what he’s said before in a way that sounds new and interesting.
Here’s a sampling of […]

Fri, 11/26/10 – 8:57 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has […]

Fri, 11/26/10 – 8:35 | One Comment
Hood: Serving Up Multiple Helpings Of Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Before carving the turkey, let’s take a moment and reflect on the just-completed NASCAR season:
I’m thankful for Jamie McMurray winning the Daytona 500, just a few months after it appeared he was headed for the unemployment line.
I’m thankful Brad Keselowski wasn’t injured after Carl Edwards decided to retaliate at 190 miles […]

Thu, 11/25/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Hendrick Says Changes Not Aimed Just At Junior
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In a teleconference with the media on Wednesday morning, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick said the massive changes that are being implemented within his organization are simply the result of his belief that people on his team had “got complacent”.
And he said that since the decision to swap crew chiefs […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 11:43 | 5 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Shouldn’t Over-Tweak
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR boss Brian France says some “significant changes” will likely be made in the way the sport determines its champion next season.
Brian hasn’t asked me, but if he should, this is my advice:
Beware of over-tweaking.
As they say, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. And I don’t detect any major cracks […]

Wed, 11/24/10 – 8:48 | 9 Comments
Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order
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Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announced Tuesday that his four-car team is instituting a multi-team swap of crew chiefs.
The reason, Hendrick said in a statement, is a general lack of satisfaction with performance.
Steve Letarte, who has been crew chief for Jeff Gordon for the last five seasons, will move over to the team of […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 18:34 | 4 Comments
Harris: Where Does Hamlin Career Go From Here?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The look on Denny Hamlin’s face after Sunday’s race at Homestead told the whole story.
An upbeat season in which Hamlin lived up to his promise to contend for a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion ended on a downbeat note when Jimmie Johnson beat the odds and Hamlin to win an unprecedented […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Martin Dignified, Determined In Defeat
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They say you can tell more about a man’s character in defeat than in victory.
I’m not sure that applies to Mark Martin.
Mark is so even-keeled that he’s dignified win or lose. Through good times and bad, amid highs and lows, his personal compass invariably remains stuck on “classy.”
This year, for […]

Tue, 11/23/10 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Woody: Johnson Has ‘Choke Hold’ on Competition
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last Sunday King Jimmie the Fifth was crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway, concluding a race and a season that followed a familiar scenario for success:
Jimmie Johnson did a masterful job of driving.
And the competition did a masterful job of choking.
Denny Hamlin, Johnson’s closest challenger, spun out early in the race.
Kevin Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 18:39 | One Comment
RPM Has Been ‘Restructured”
A statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports on Monday seems to indicate that the team will continue on in NASCAR.
The statement, issued by Richard Petty regarding “plans for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond” says:
“Richard Petty Motorsports has completed its restructuring process and is now in the process of moving forward. RPM […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 14:13 | 2 Comments