Sat, 23/06/18 – 7:25 | No Comment

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

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Harris: Rich Memories Of Tim Richmond
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The first time I met Tim Richmond was in 1980 when he showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie.
He was a bit cocky, good looking and friendly. I wrote what I believe was the first national feature about him, but I didn’t think much about it, since […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:31 | 4 Comments
Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
News of the Day:
Kasey Kahne Racing driver and USAC open-wheel star, Brad Sweet, will make his Nationwide Series debut this weekend at Gateway International Raceway in the No. 11 Great Clips Camry.
The 24-year-old has made eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts in the No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, with one top-10 finish […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Jamie McMurray’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night will go down in the history books as his third of the 2010 season. But it might also be accurately viewed as his first victory of the 2011 season.
Ditto for other non-Chase drivers who happened to win […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
Woody: Waltrip Is Left Out Of Hall – Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Another NASCAR Hall of Fame class, another snub.
Last year David Pearson was left out. This year it was Darrell Waltrip.
In last year’s inaugural five-person class the selectors incredibly omitted Pearson – No. 2 in victories and considered by many the greatest driver in the sport’s history – in favor of a […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Bill Elliott’s Young Son Was Winchester’s Top Gun
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Bill Elliott isn’t your typical racing dad. Throughout the budding racing career of his now 14-year-old son Chase, Elliott could best be described as The Eternal Realist.
His quotes about his son all sounded a cautious theme:
“We’re just taking this one step at a time,” he’d say. Or, “We’ve still got to get through the teenage […]

Tue, 10/19/10 – 6:55 | One Comment
Richmond Portrayed As One Of NASCAR’s Own
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
The “30 for 30” series of sports documentaries lives up to its reputation with the story on Tim Richmond. To be shown Tuesday night (Oct. 19) on ESPN, the film by director Rory Karpf combines tragedy with celebration and social history with an extraordinary motor racing story.
Although universally compelling, “To the […]

Tue, 10/19/10 – 6:38 | 2 Comments
Harris: Their Time Will Come
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It may sting for a while, but Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough – and their fans – should not get too upset over their failing to make it into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame in the first two five-man classes.
There’s little doubt in my mind that both of them will make […]

Mon, 10/18/10 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Harris: Their Time Will Come
Minter: McMurray Emotes At CMS
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So far, this year’s Chase hasn’t drawn the TV audience or the paying fans that many in NASCAR figured it would, especially given the rules changes and other tweaks intended to make the racing on the track more exciting.
Something just seems to be missing. Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte showed a side […]

Mon, 10/18/10 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Minter: McMurray Emotes At CMS
Ingram: New NASCAR Outshines Old In Charlotte
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
For the first time in recent memory, the future of NASCAR started looking brighter than the past in Charlotte.
Jamie McMurray, the now celebrated comeback kid,  backed up his victories at Daytona and Indianapolis on the double dog-legged Charlotte Motor Speedway layout. McMurray’s terrific come-from-behind drive […]

Mon, 10/18/10 – 7:20 | One Comment
Gordon’s Hopes Are On The Ropes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is, basically, a process of elimination. As the 10-event playoff wears on, drivers begin to be dropped from contention.
On Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looks like it was Jeff Gordon’s turn to get dropped as car problems and head problems relegated […]

Sun, 10/17/10 – 7:39 | One Comment