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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Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:21 | One Comment
Sturbin: The Sarge Is In Command Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Tony Schumacher’s return to the NHRA Top Fuel points lead is full of juicy irony, in that “The Sarge” knocked off the team of former tuner Alan Johnson in the final at Texas Motorplex last Sunday.
Schumacher  – the six-time and reigning world champion – stormed to his fifth victory of […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas […]

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Kligerman Unruffled By Big Jump to Nationwide Series
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – Parker Kligerman has never driven a Nationwide Series car.
Why is that important?
Well, because Kligerman, 19, is attempting to make his Nationwide Series debut at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Yes, you read the first sentence correctly. He’s doing so without so much as turning a practice lap in […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 6:35 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Championship contender Dario Franchitti found himself in the awkward – and certainly risky – position of tire-testing around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval Tuesday and Wednesday with the season-ender looming on Oct. 10.
Franchitti is among three drivers vying for the 2009 IndyCar Series title, but neither Target Chip Ganassi […]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 19:07 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test
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