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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, [...]

Mon, 06/29/09 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It turns out that Sliced Bread can cut it in Sprint Cup.
Rookie Joey Logano got the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday when he won the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano took the lead in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 when others opted to pit for [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:57 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap
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Rookie and New England native Joey Logano became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at his home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hear from Logano and Jeff Gordon, runner-up in the rain-shortened race. Plus, find out how far Gordon is behind leader Tony Stewart in the point standings

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:56 | Comments Off
Birthday Boy Beckman Wins At Norwalk
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Norwalk, Ohio – Jack Beckman received a birthday gift as he raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals a first for him at this track.
Larry Dixon, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
SunTrust Indy Challenge Highlights
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Highlights from Richmond International Raceway.

Sun, 06/28/09 – 11:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot has been made this weekend about the fact that nobody has repeated as a winner in a Sprint Cup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the last eight races. In the Nationwide series, there has never been a repeat winner – that is a span of 23 [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 9:19 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: New Hampshire
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching The Lenox Industrial Tools 301?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action from New Hampshire as he blogs Flag to Flag.

Sun, 06/28/09 – 9:00 | 50 Comments
Pedley: Montoya Makes Point Of Telling It Like It Is
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s like a mantra for NASCAR drivers. It’s a standardized response which appears to be taught to them during initiation ceremonies into the NASCAR-driver club in true Free Mason fashion.
Saying that NASCAR drivers always race for victories and never for championship points, you’ve got to believe, is drilled into incoming [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off
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Terry McCarl had been in contention a number of times for wins this season with the World of Outlaws and came up just short. He entered Saturday night’s event at his home track of Knoxville Raceway in Iowa with three runner-up finishes in 2009 and also three second-place finishes at the legendary half-mile.
McCarl put the [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Economics Continues To Trump Racing In Garage-Area Buzz
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Loudon, N.H. – The 10-race stretch to determine who’s in and who’s out of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins with Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The scramble to score precious championship points on the flat, 1.058-oval is weighing heavy on every driver’s [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 7:47 | Comments Off