Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Harvick Is Top Trucker

Kevin Harvick led the leaders into the pits for the final pit stop with 17 laps to go in Saturday’s E-Z-Go 200 Camping World Trucks Series race, led them out of the pits and then led them to the checkered flag.
Though Harvick appeared to have the fastest truck most of the day – he led […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Harvick Is Top Trucker
Hornaday Tops Qualifying
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the E-Z-GO 200 with a lap of 31.195  seconds, 177.721 mph on Saturday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was his 24th pole in 252 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. He ranks third on the all-time series poles list.
It was his first pole and second […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 11:09 | Comments Off on Hornaday Tops Qualifying
Law Claims Miami GP Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jon Fogarty’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series pole qualifying streak was snapped Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway by a margin that redefines the term “miniscule.”
Darren Law claimed the Daytona Prototype pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami by touring the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road-course in Homestead, Fla., in 1 minute and 11.806-seconds […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 9:29 | One Comment
Meyers Wins WoO Event At Thunderbowl
Jason Meyers had been trying to win a World of Outlaws race at his home track of Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. since 2003. He came close on a couple of occasions, leading laps and being in contention, though never was quite able to make it to Victory Lane with the series at […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Meyers Wins WoO Event At Thunderbowl
Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – There’s a lot of speculation about how the return of a blade spoiler in place of a rear wing will affect racing in the Sprint Cup. Ryan Newman believes the result will be more side-by-side racing and more passing due to side drafting.
Fans may get a preview […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven
An Old Corvette Has Taken Peters To The Top
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Of all the stories in the NASCAR garage, Timothy Peters’ is as good as they come.
His is a story of taking risks, and overcoming odds and pressing ahead in the face of uncertainty with a smile on his face when a more realistic person would be in […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 7:25 | Comments Off on An Old Corvette Has Taken Peters To The Top
Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – As temperatures dropped in the fading evening light at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cool with his lap when he climbed out after qualifying. He was neither ecstatic nor nonchalant, instead acting more like a driver who’s been to the top of […]

Fri, 03/5/10 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole
Full-Time Gig Has Smith Comfy In Furniture Car
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – For most of his Sprint Cup career, Regan Smith has been known for almost winning the October, 2008, Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Some will still argue that he did win since he crossed the finish line first only to be penalized for going below the yellow […]

Fri, 03/5/10 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Full-Time Gig Has Smith Comfy In Furniture Car
Ballew Out To Beat Busch
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Saturday’s E-Z-GO Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be a big test for both Kyle Busch and for his former truck team, Billy Ballew Motorsports.
Together they’ve won four of the past five truck races at Atlanta, Ballew’s home track. But now that Busch […]

Fri, 03/5/10 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Ballew Out To Beat Busch
Minter: AMS Owes Debt Of Thanks To Alf Knight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Ed Clark is the resident Big Man at Atlanta Motor Speedway, both literally and figuratively.
But to old-timers around the Hampton speed plant, the original Big Man at the Atlanta track was Alf Knight.
Knight was a tough, no-nonsense man who gave more to the Atlanta track than he […]

Fri, 03/5/10 – 12:58 | One Comment