Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
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Fort Worth, Texas – Ryan Newman’s continued concern over his latest wild ride at Talladega Superspeedway has been mitigated by Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army base with ties to Newman’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team…and his heartstrings.
Newman is nearing completion of his first year as driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
Richard Childress Racing has partnered with Zaxby’s, a southeast favorite for Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, to be the primary sponsor for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team in 2010 with John Wes Townley as their driver.
The fast-casual restaurant chain includes more than 410 restaurants throughout the Southeast.
Townley, 19, is completing his first full season of […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Townley Heads To RCR
NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points
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The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 16:52 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Texas
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Dickies 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 ET, ABC
Race Facts: Matt Kenseth—not surprising—is the worst qualifier to win at Texas. He qualified 31st in 2000… Last year’s race had the fewest cautions in TMS history with five. I have my doubts that we’ll break that record this year (wink wink)… There were also 40 […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Texas
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
Donny Schatz earned the maximum number of points available Thursday night as the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina began with two rounds of time trials which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s racing programs.
Schactz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, was […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Schatz Quick Out of Finals Gate
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Crafton On Trucks Pole at TMS
Matt Crafton on Thursday captured the pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino Camping World Truck race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Crafton, who is second in points to Ron Hornaday Jr., turned a lap at 179.354 mph during the session.
“Our truck is very very good,” Crafton said. “It is obviously the best thing I have ever […]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 21:38 | Comments Off on Crafton On Trucks Pole at TMS
Harris: IZOD Will Dress Up The IndyCar Series
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – It appears the IndyCar Series is going to at least be the best-dressed group in racing for the next six years.
But the announcement Thursday that apparel manufacturer IZOD has signed on as the title sponsor for the American open-wheel series is far more than just great news for […]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 16:34 | One Comment
Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
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According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s […]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 11:09 | 3 Comments