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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Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
Fantasy Racing: Richmond
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Chevy Rock N Roll 400
Richmond International Raceway
Saturday September 12, 7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Seven times has a Richmond race had only two lead changes. Thankfully, the last time it happened was 1975. We shouldn’t have to worry about that Saturday night… Last year’s race saw every single car running at the finish. With the […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 5:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Richmond
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
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Larry Wood | Senior Writer
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
Just the opposite […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* Did too, did not
I tend to continue right on with what I’m doing when I hear one person involved in professional sports accuse another of cheating. Why interrupt a perfectly good day dream just because one pro calls out another for […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Meyers Nabs Victory in Oregon
Jason Meyers felt like a few wins slipped away from him last year and one of those was at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. His goal coming into this season was to make up for as many of those near misses as possible and he did exactly that on Tuesday night at the high-banked ¼-mile […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Meyers Nabs Victory in Oregon
NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview

Richmond International Raceway hosts the last chance qualifier to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Take a look at the 11 drivers fighting for the final eight Chase positions, and listen to Kyle Busch’s strategy for racing his way into the top 12. Plus, find out why Driver Rating provides hope for both […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview
Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
Carl Edwards has to be wondering what happened to the magic.
A year ago, Edwards was winning races in bunches and throwing  a real scare into Jimmie Johnson, who, at the time, likely saw Cousin Carl as the biggest roadblock to his historic third straight title.
Nine wins – six of them […]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 13:22 | Comments Off on Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?
Pedley: The Big Go Was An Incredible Go Sunday In Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Who would have thought that sitting in front of a television set for five straight hours on a beautiful autumn holiday would ever be considered a wise investment of one’s time? Well, for sure, those who watched the final eliminations at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals on Monday.
It was […]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 7:14 | 14 Comments
Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Brian Vickers is making a habit this season of proving wrong the conventional racing wisdom.
First he got in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, during the season-opening Daytona 500, but wound up getting broad support from fans across the board, including a good many members […]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend […]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 10:00 | One Comment