Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:36 | No Comment

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A week from Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will return to the South for a Labor Day weekend race. Traditionalists likely will argue that the race should be held at Darlington Raceway, where the Southern 500 was a Southern Labor Day spectacle for decades.
But there are many around Atlanta who […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – If Kyle Busch’s plan was to mend some fences with a return visit to Nashville after June’s embarrassing guitar-smashing tirade, he failed miserably.
Busch, coming off Saturday night’s Sprint Cup victory at Bristol, ran a Champion Racing Association (CRA) race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway and sparks started flying well before […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 19:40 | 7 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Infineon
Dario Franchitti led at the start and led at the finish and led every lap in between in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway.
His margin of victory was just a couple of feet over second-place Ryan Briscoe, but the closeness of that was attributable to the fact that a restart with four laps to […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Saturday was a great day for Australian Marcos Ambrose, not just a G’day, mate.
See, there are few things which Ambrose wants more in racing than to be able to ditch the rep of being a road-race guy. And on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Ambrose took a big swing […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap

Kyle Busch held off Mark Martin for the season sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway as both drivers fought for every point available in their quest to make the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup. Hear from Busch and Martin and find out who is on the Chase bubble with just two races to go.

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:36 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap
Schatz Adds Name To 100-Win List
Heading into the 2009 season, only four drivers in the history of the World of Outlaws had won at least 100 career A-Feature events. Donny Schatz added his name to this illustrious list on Saturday night in his home state of North Dakota, picking up the monumental win at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, to join […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Schatz Adds Name To 100-Win List