Thu, 19/04/18 – 7:42 | No Comment

Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

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Minter: Earnhardt Jr. Not Just About Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some enterprising PR person figured out that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his 500th major NASCAR start this weekend. To come up with that stat, one has to combine his Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series starts, but it’s a legitimate and appropriate number since much of Earnhardt’s success and […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 6:57 | 9 Comments
Minter: More Tradition Sent Down The Drain
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – With all the talk about Atlanta Motor Speedway possibly losing a race date, it was troubling to see Marcy Scott’s phone number pop up on the cell phone Thursday morning.
Scott is the PR manager at AMS. She was calling to inform me of a hastily-called press conference […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 16:27 | 4 Comments
Woody: Can Duct Tape Solve NASCAR Problems?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s common knowledge that duct tape can make any repair, fix any problem.
So it’s no surprise that NASCAR has decided to use duct tape to cure what ails it: just slap a strip across the mouth of every driver and – presto! No more grousing, no more griping.
If you can’t […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:23 | 5 Comments
Atlanta To Be Stripped Of One Of Its Cup Dates
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway has confirmed RacinToday’s earlier report from Thursday that it was losing one of its two annual Sprint Cup dates.
Early this afternoon, Ed Clark, president of AMS, made the announcement.
“Atlanta Motor Speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:09 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
It’s almost a shock to realize that it’s been a quarter of a century since the first Formula One race just outside of Budapest, site of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix won by Mark Webber. Despite little history of F1 racing, the event near the one of Europe’s most charming […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 6:57 | 5 Comments
Hamilton Jr. Back; Eyes Another Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – After hanging up his helmet for awhile, Bobby Hamilton Jr. is back behind the wheel, and at same time planning to expand his holdings by buying a second race track.
“It’s a busy summer,” quipped Hamilton, who made his racing return last week at Pocono in the NASCAR Camping […]

Wed, 08/4/10 – 7:05 | One Comment
Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The end-of-season rehash and planning session last fall between crew chief Steve Letarte and his driver, Jeff Gordon, was no bed of roses.
The two had a few things to work out after a one-win, third-place season, and it wasn’t just the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who was doing the […]

Wed, 08/4/10 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Normally, engine roll-outs don’t get much attention in NASCAR. They are announced, the engines are lowered into the cars and off they go, to be only obscurely referenced until they are replaced years later.
It has not gone like that for the Ford FR9 engine.
Since it was unveiled last year, it […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 6:02 | Comments Off on Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day
Woody: Where Is The ‘Go’ In Gordon?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If Jeff Gordon never wins another race he is firmly entrenched among the greatest stock car racers ever to wriggle into a cockpit.
But that’s small consolation to the four-time NASCAR champion as he struggles through the longest losing streak of his career. His 6th-place finish at Pocono last Sunday extended his […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 5:38 | One Comment
RRDC Adds To Membership
Indianapolis 500 champions Scott Dixon, Gil de Ferran and Dan Wheldon top the list of 31 new members elected to the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC).
The class of 2010 features drivers who have posted a collective seven Indy Racing League/Champ Car championships, three Indy 500 wins and dozens of major U.S. and international road-racing victories.
“This […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 5:24 | Comments Off on RRDC Adds To Membership