Sun, 22/03/15 – 15:31 | No Comment

Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win [...]

Tue, 08/4/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Denny Hamlin bumped his way past Clint Bowyer to grab the lead with 10 laps to go in the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon and then held off Juan Pablo Montoya to get his first victory of the season.
Montoya hung on to finish second and make up [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:24 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap
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Only days removed from losing his biggest fan, his grandmother, an emotional Denny Hamlin claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and third at Pocono Raceway. Juan Pablo Montoya earned a runner-up finish, his best result of the season. Hear from both Hamlin and Montoya, and find out how Tony Stewart [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Minter: Hornaday Has Become King Of The Truck Series
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If a modern-day driver is going to tie a mark held for 38 years by two giants like Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, it seems only fitting that an old-school racer would be the one to do it.
That’s exactly what happened at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday as Californian Ron Hornaday [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:18 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Has Found A Home In Nationwide Series
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Newton, Ia. – Following a successful rookie campaign last season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series highlighted by victories at Kentucky and Pocono, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood at a crossroads.
The former USAC National Sprint and Midget standout lobbied team owner Jack Roush during the offseason for another [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:08 | One Comment
Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kenny Brack’s first exposure to motorized Action Sports proved to be an X-cellent adventure.
Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 champion, emerged as the class of Sunday’s X Games 15 Rally Competition with a gold medal-winning performance. Driving a Ford Fiesta entered and prepared by the Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution team of [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Speeders Could Join Track In Weeping
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The guess here is that teams and drivers in today’s weeper-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be paying a bit more attention to their speeds on pit road. Especially those wanting to, say, win.
The Juan Pablo Montoya situation of last week at Indianapolis was one of the top [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 7:00 | One Comment
Hornaday Streaks On, Smooches Gibson Guitar
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tn. – Ron Hornaday became the first driver in 38 years to win five consecutive NASCAR races when he captured Saturday night’s Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeeday, and afterwards he gave the trademark Gibson guitar trophy a smooch instead of a smash.
When Kyle Busch won the track’s June [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 16:02 | 2 Comments
Rain Pushes Pocono Back To Monday
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Rain and a wet track forced postponement of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The decision to postpone by NASCAR officials was made late in the afternoon, about two hours after the scheduled starting time.
The has been rescheduled to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.
Heavy rains deluged the track Sunday morning. The weather began to [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off