Sat, 23/08/14 – 14:10 | 19 Comments

I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I [...]

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Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas _ Dan Wheldon is anxious to return Panther Racing to its glory days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis-based Panther holds the record for most IndyCar wins at TMS with five, including two each by Scott Goodyear and Sam Hornish Jr. The team’s most recent victory was logged by [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Sauter Bags First Trucks Pole
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Johnny Sauter will celebrate his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole Friday morning with his grandmother, and a little yard work, sonny.
Sauter bagged his first Truck Series pole in his 19th attempt Thursday evening during qualifying for the Winstar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:55 | One Comment
Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Pocono 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Pocono 500
Pocono Raceway
Sunday, June 7, 12:30 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Still no official word if double file restarts amongst the leaders will be used on Sunday… Kasey Kahne won this race from the pole in 2008… In all, 13 of the 62 races at Pocono have been won from the top starting position… Despite Pocono’s size, [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It doesn’t sound like Johnny Sauter much likes the term NASCAR nomad when applied to his driving career and that’s understandable. There can be a lot of unflattering connotations connected to that description.
And his grand plan when he decided to follow his father’s lead and become a race-car driver wasn’t [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules
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NASCAR Thursday announced a change to its race format with the addition of “Double-File Restarts – Shootout Style” throughout each race.
Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear: ‘double-file restarts – shootout style’ [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:05 | Comments Off
Ickler, Sauter Pace Texas Practice
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Brian Ickler did his best impersonation of Kyle Busch Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, topping the speed chart during the second practice for the NASCAR Camping World Series Winstar World Casino 400.
Ickler, making his fourth series start of the season, is driving the No. 51 Miccosukee [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:05 | Comments Off
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway officials announced today that the popular All-You-Can-Eat package for the Allison Grandstands returns for HALLOW-DEGA™ weekend, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The $99 package includes a reserved seat in the Allison Grandstand for the Mountain Dew 250 on Saturday, the AMP Energy 500 on Sunday, a Pre-race Pit Pass for [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Ickler Knows It’s Risky To Be Subbing for Rowdy
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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There are several schools of thought on the best way for up-and-coming racers to break into the upper divisions of NASCAR.
One is to start out in the Camping World Truck Series, or the Nationwide Series, in a middle-of-the-pack car or truck. The equipment generally isn’t the best, but the expectations [...]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
“Surprise! Surprise!”
And:
“Gawleeeeeee!”
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in [...]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:50 | 3 Comments