Thu, 11/02/16 – 15:26 | No Comment

Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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Minter: Are Two Frances Too Many In First Hall Class?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The phone began ringing within minutes of the announcement on Wednesday of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
“How could they?” said Bud Lang, a long-time NASCAR fan from the north Georgia hills that produced some of the sport’s earliest stars like Lloyd Seay, Gober Sosebee, […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:50 | 4 Comments
Current Drivers Give First Hall Class Thumbs Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Wednesday’s selection of the inaugural class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has generated a fairly hefty amount of heated discussion among fans and critics. But in the sport’s garages on Thursday, the discussion was nothing but civil and positive.
Driver after driver lined up to say first, […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Charlotte
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Bank of America 500
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Saturday October 17th,7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: I wasn’t going to call this the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America because sorry, that’s just stupid. That’s almost as bad as the Goulds Pumps ITT Industries Salute to the Troops 250 Presented by Dodge… Mike Wallace and the Gunselman […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 11:33 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Charlotte
NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup reaches halfway with a homecoming at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle says he likes racing near his North Carolina home while three-time Lowe’s winner Kasey Kahne sees NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank of America as a chance to rally from 11th and get back into title contention. […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 9:33 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview
The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – Several of those who took part in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame stood up to remind other voters that what they were doing was nothing less than deciding whose faces will appear on the sport’s Mount Rushmore.
If that’s true then […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:20 | Comments Off on The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Charlotte, N.C. – was represented in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame by two of its senior writers. Here is how those two staffers voted and why:
Jim Pedley:
Bill France Sr. – Pretty simple. No Bill France Sr., no NASCAR, no NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill France Jr. – France […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:02 | Comments Off on RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – Being part of the voting panel for the first class to be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was the experience of a lifetime.
Sitting in that meeting room Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was very much like taking a personal tour through NASCAR history.
There were […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
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