Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Is the bar about to close in NASCAR?
Jack Daniel’s has announced that it will end its sponsorship of one of Richard Childress Racing’s Sprint Cup cars at the end of the season. Earlier, Jim Beam likewise said it will discontinue its sponsorship of Robby Gordon’s cars.
A couple of years ago Busch […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 7:42 | 4 Comments
Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
For awhile I wrote it off as just some sort of weird coincidence.
I don’t any more.
It can’t be mere coincidence that week after week, race after race, three Hendrick Motorsports drivers do so well while a fourth flounders.
It happened again Sunday in California. Jimmie Johnson won the race. One of […]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 19:25 | 33 Comments
Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – The “Meeting Preparation Materials” packet which the NASCAR Hall of Fame sent out is an inch, inch-and-a quarter thick. It’s filled with names and biographies and info about voting procedures and meeting times.
A friend saw it sitting on the dining room table and remarked that it’s going […]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 19:00 | 2 Comments
Gossage Is Back But With New Priorities
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Irving, Texas – Despite being outshot by NASCAR star Carl Edwards, happiness is a warm gun – and cancer in remission – for Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage.
“I feel great. The doctor tells me I’m in complete remission – don’t have any sign of the cancer – so it’s […]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:58 | One Comment
Roush Introduces The Nationwide Mustang
Roush Fenway Racing headquarters on Tuesday served as the rollout site for the Ford Mustang which will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning next year.
Also at the rollout in Concord, N.C. was the guy who will drive the No. 16 Con-way Freight Mustang, Colin Braun.
Braun, 21, a native of Ovalo, Texas, will make […]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 13:05 | Comments Off on Roush Introduces The Nationwide Mustang
Harris: Silence Greets Thrilling IndyCar Finale
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The Sunday morning newspapers told the story – or rather, they didn’t.
Checking my hometown  newspaper and surveying many of the papers that appear on the internet, it was quickly apparent that Saturday night’s rousing IndyCar Series finale made virtually zero impact outside of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
What a shame.
It isn’t that many […]

Tue, 10/13/09 – 6:16 | 5 Comments
Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin
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By Jonathan Ingram |
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is NASCAR a southern sport?
More to the point – is stock car racing a southern sport?
Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by starting times that were all over the TV-land map, these are appropriate questions.
Last week, France and TV executives […]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 9:05 | One Comment
Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Forged over dinner-and-a-napkin, the story of Dario Franchitti’s second IndyCar Series championship is basically about a driver content with his career decision-making. Moreover, it’s the story of a man quite comfortable with being Dario.
“I’m absolutely where I should be. I should be in Indy-cars,” Franchitti said Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami […]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle
Johnson Wins California, Moves To Top Of Chase
Call Jimmie Johnson “Cream”. It’s Chase time again and, again, Johnson is rising to the top of, well, everything.
Sunday afternoon, in the fourth of 10 playoff races, Johnson moved to the front of the field in the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and won for the second time in the last […]

Mon, 10/12/09 – 8:25 | One Comment

A recap of the action from Sunday’s Auto Club 500 from Fontana. Jimmie Johnson took the win, and with it, the lead in the Chase standings.

Sun, 10/11/09 – 23:12 | Comments Off on NASCAR NEWSCAST Auto Club Recap