Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:36 | No Comment

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the […]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 16:26 | One Comment
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the […]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series one and only visit to the track this season. Jeff Gordon says his mile-and-a-half program could earn him a third victory at the facility while Carl Edwards says nothing would be bigger than a win at his home […]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Kansas
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Price Chopper 400
Kansas Speedway
Sunday October 4, 2PM ET, ABC

Race Facts: Granted, Kansas Speedway has only hosted eight races, but Jeff Gordon is the only multiple winner. Given the fact that Jimmie Johnson has the highest driver rating at Kansas Speedway, a second Kansas win for Johnson would probably be an even money bet… Five of […]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Kansas
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the […]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 21:19 | Comments Off on Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the […]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports […]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The news that Huston Platt is among the inductees into the 2009 class of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame is yet another sign that the 76-year-old former drag racer and his family are finally able to begin moving past one of their family’s and auto racing’s darkest days.
It’s mostly […]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:55 | 2 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s […]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
There are those who automatically believe that drivers who work for Hendrick Motorsports have a built-in advantage.
No question the Hendrick entries have the best of everything – great cars, powerful engines, top-notch engineering, the best personnel available.
But that’s not the only reason that Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion, Jimmie Johnson […]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:08 | 4 Comments