Sun, 27/05/18 – 12:28 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

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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
IndyCar Spanks Castroneves
IZOD IndyCar Series officials have fined driver Helio Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remaining six races of the 2010 season for his actions during and after the July 25 race at Edmonton City Centre Airport.
Castroneves was penalized for refusing to follow the direction of officials as well as portraying unsportsmanlike conduct […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 16:44 | Comments Off on IndyCar Spanks Castroneves
Minter: Smoldering Issues Flare Anew After Pocono
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The events of the past week on the NASCAR circuit show among other things, just how many difficult issues are being faced not only by NASCAR officials and track owners but also by the members of the ever-shrinking media corps and fans themselves
When word of NASCAR’s decision to fine drivers […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 9:28 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not often that a 500-mile race at Pocono answers a lot of important questions about the Sprint Cup, but that’s what happened on Sunday.
Has the Roush Fenway Racing team been behind because of both horsepower and handling issues? Greg Biffle’s team answered the first question […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 6:47 | Comments Off on Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away
Biffle Is ‘Two’ Fast For The Field; Wins At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Biffle used a two-tire pit stop during the final pit stop of the day to get the lead and then the win in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
Tony Stewart finished second and Carl Edwards – Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate – was third.”This […]

Sun, 08/1/10 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Biffle Is ‘Two’ Fast For The Field; Wins At Pocono
Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Sprint Cup teams and drivers are racing at Pocono Raceway today. But stashed somewhere in the backs of their minds will be the upcoming race at New Hampshie because all who still have realistic hopes for the championship will need to be in 12th-place or better when that race […]

Sun, 08/1/10 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum
Kyle Busch Becomes The King Of Corn Country
Kyle Busch passed Kevin Harvick for the lead with 24 laps to go and went on to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.
Busch led 183 of the first 250 laps but surrendered the lead to Harvick on a pit stop with about 50 laps to go. Havrick […]

Sat, 07/31/10 – 21:17 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Becomes The King Of Corn Country