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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Antron Brown Now With DSR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Don Schumacher Racing’s vice-like grip on the NHRA’s Top Fuel class just got tighter.
Already home to six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, DSR announced Tuesday it has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately.
The Matco […]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:38 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Now With DSR
NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled
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Funny Car points-leader Robert Hight has given the new helmet removal system NHRA will implement next season The Eric Medlen Project seal of approval.
NHRA announced earlier this week a series of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime due to oil down leakage in 2010. Prominent among the safety changes will be […]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:30 | One Comment
Minter: Keselowski Too Tough For His Own Good?
| Senior Writer

Many NASCAR fans and media members who are searching for a young aggressive driver to inject some needed enthusiasm into the sport are eyeing Brad Keselowski. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. protégé picked up  his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday at Memphis Motorsports Park using the aggressive style of driving that is […]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 14:24 | 6 Comments
Wheldon To Return To Panther
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Dan Wheldon is settling-in, and aiming-high, at Panther Racing. The Indianapolis-based team confirmed Wednesday that Wheldon will return to the cockpit of the No. 4 Dallara/Honda for the 2010 IndyCar Series season.
Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 champion, finished 10th in the final 2009 point standings. His best result was […]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The last time David Poole sat in a press box was at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year. There, the assembled group of reporters sat behind laptop computers and wrote about a race finish that saw Carl Edwards’ car fly into the catch fence, with strewn parts injuring seven, including one […]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 7:44 | 4 Comments
Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
| Senior Writer

If anyone ever had reasons to quit racing, it would be Timothy Peters.
In 2001, his father, his primary backer, died, but Peters pushed ahead anyway. After finding success on the short tracks of Virginia and the Carolinas, he started getting the calls all aspiring racers dream about.
First it was Bobby Hamilton, offering a truck series […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
NASCAR Penalizes Steve Wallace
NASCAR announced today that Steve Wallace, driver of the No. 66 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined and penalized due to rule violations that occurred immediately following this past weekend’s event at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Wallace has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2009, for violating Section 12-1 (Actions […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 12:02 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Steve Wallace
Morning Memo: Debris Comes In All Kinds of Sizes
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Yep, finally saw some of that mysterious debris which NASCAR officials seem so fond of throwing yellow flags at. It was laying there on the track surface near the start/finish line at Martinsville last weekend and aren’t you conspiracy freaks feeling a bit shamed about your wild theories […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 10:28 | One Comment
Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Earlier this year my cohort Jonathan Ingram reminisced about his first visit to Monaco for the Grand Prix. Allow me to wax similarly nostalgic about my first trip to one of my favorite venues:
Talladega. White-knuckle, breath-taking Talladega down in sweet-home Alabama.
The asphalt had barely cooled on the mammoth track – […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
Richard Petty Motorsports’ transition to the Ford camp for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will begin this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley Tools entry will be re-bodied as a Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Sadler will return to his No. 19 Dodge Charger for the final three races […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:33 | Comments Off on Sadler To Slide Into Fusion