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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Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award

By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Award
Ron Hornaday Jr., proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award.
Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, was named on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor.
He […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:21 | One Comment
Minter: Some Orders Are Tough To Swallow
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Team orders can be troubling for those who like their sporting contests to be as pure as possible.
The issue arose in the NHRA a couple of weeks back when John Force appeared to give his teammate Robert Hight a round win that allowed Hight to make the NHRA’s version of […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:00 | 5 Comments
Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at […]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 10:10 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Dover
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AAA 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday September 27, 2PM ET, ESPN
Race Facts: If Scott Wimmer wasn’t driving a Morgan-McClure entry this weekend, everyone who’s entered for the race would make the race… Jimmie Johnson chased down Tony Stewart over the last eight laps to win the spring race… 61 of the 79 Dover races have been won […]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Dover
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Mark Martin tells you why Dover International Speedway is one of his favorite racetracks while Kurt Busch talks about the demands of racing at the Monster Mile. Plus, with three men in the top five in Driver Rating, Roush Fenway Racing could have a turnaround weekend.

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview
Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
Mark Martin doesn’t expect to win races.
Each time he does, the pessimism and humility seem to pour out of the diminutive driver.
“I’d better enjoy this one because it might be the last time I win one,’’ he’ll say.
Or: “I got lucky this time, but you can’t always have that kind of […]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:48 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Testing Policy for 2010
NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series.
The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West.
In 2010, however, […]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:45 | One Comment
Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Morning Memo today:
Brian Wolfe often wears a suit, but he is not what is often derisively referred to as “a suit”. The head of Ford’s racing operation, Wolfe has no problem with speaking directly to issues and offering his and Ford’s opinions. The […]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 9:45 | Comments Off on Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies
Woody: A Goose-Egg Champion? It’s A Possibility
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR has never had a winless champion, although it has come close a couple of times. Benny Parsons (1973) and Matt Kenseth (2003) both were one-win wonders.
But there’s never been a goose-egg champion.
Could this be the year?
Of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, four have not won […]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Woody: A Goose-Egg Champion? It’s A Possibility