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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California Sets Up A Decision For Biffle And Team
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Ironically, Greg Biffle’s great run at Kansas Speedway, where he led 113 laps and finished third, poses a dilemma for him and his crew heading into this weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle told reporters this week that his team finally has found a chassis combination that helps his car […]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 9:10 | Comments Off on California Sets Up A Decision For Biffle And Team
Still-Hot Hamlin says Keselowski Refuses To Man-Up
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix on Wednesday he still hadn’t forgiven Brad Keselowski for their on-track skirmish nearly two weeks ago in a NASCAR Nationwide race at Dover, Del.
Hadn’t put it on the back-burner, hadn’t swept it under the rug, hadn’t even bothered to shrug his shoulders […]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 6:21 | 27 Comments
Woody: Bottom-Feeders Need To Chow Down
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Going into this 6th edition of the Chase for the Championship I thought this 12-car field was the strongest in history, top to bottom.
I thought we’d see tight, tense battles and exciting position-shuffling week after week.
I thought the stage was set for one of the most wide-open, dramatic title fights in […]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pepsi 500 Chase Race 4 Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to California and the Auto Club Speedway for the first time in history. Denny Hamlin says it’s a welcome change for competitors and fans alike while Washington state native Kasey Kahne enjoys racing in front of his West Coast fans. Plus, get the top five in Driver […]

Thu, 10/8/09 – 12:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Pepsi 500 Chase Race 4 Preview
Minter: Does NASCAR Need A Southern Accent?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
NASCAR chairman Brian France and executives of the networks that broadcast its races were remarkably candid in Wednesday’s press conference announcing more – and earlier – starting times for races next season. They openly admitted that tinkering with traditions in NASCAR, something that’s been done on a fairly […]

Thu, 10/8/09 – 10:50 | One Comment
Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
One thing about the three-man championship battle in the IndyCar Series:  It’s extremely civil.
No bad-mouthing. No psych-outs. As gentlemanly as a duel, only contested wheel-to-wheel at 200 mph.
Scott Dixon, the two-time and defending champion, is a close friend of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and closest pursuer,  Dario Franchitti. […]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War
Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR chairman Brian France announced Wednesday that starting times for Sprint Cup races in 2010 will be more standardized, with 28 of the 36 events beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
France, during a teleconference which also featured officials from all three of NASCAR’s “broadcast partners”, said the decision was based on […]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back
Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR Chairman Brian France scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a shift to more consistent starting times.
I wasn’t sure if the 3 p.m. start was Central, Eastern or Mountain Time, or if 3 p.m. was when the “pre-press conference” began or if it was when the starting […]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 17:00 | 6 Comments
Woody: The Poor Get Poorer And The Rich Get Warned
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I still don’t understand exactly what went down last week when NASCAR warned a couple of championship contenders that they were about to step out of bounds.
But I’ve got a sneaking suspicion.
I think what we saw was yet another case of NASCAR looking out for the rich & famous – the […]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 9:21 | 8 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order […]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 9:00 | 4 Comments