Wed, 2/09/15 – 7:10 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at […]

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Woody: Mayfield Stars In ‘As The Urinal Turns’
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I know we shouldn’t be too flippant about a story that has riveted nationwide attention and is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture: “Jeremy Mayfield Goes to the Bathroom.”
But you have to admit, this opera has too much soap to ignore. 
For those who haven’t followed developments, here’s the timeline […]

Tue, 08/4/09 – 10:04 | 11 Comments
Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win […]

Tue, 08/4/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Denny Hamlin bumped his way past Clint Bowyer to grab the lead with 10 laps to go in the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon and then held off Juan Pablo Montoya to get his first victory of the season.
Montoya hung on to finish second and make up […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:24 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap

Only days removed from losing his biggest fan, his grandmother, an emotional Denny Hamlin claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and third at Pocono Raceway. Juan Pablo Montoya earned a runner-up finish, his best result of the season. Hear from both Hamlin and Montoya, and find out how Tony Stewart […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap
Minter: Hornaday Has Become King Of The Truck Series
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If a modern-day driver is going to tie a mark held for 38 years by two giants like Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, it seems only fitting that an old-school racer would be the one to do it.
That’s exactly what happened at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday as Californian Ron Hornaday […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Minter: Hornaday Has Become King Of The Truck Series
Stenhouse Has Found A Home In Nationwide Series
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Newton, Ia. – Following a successful rookie campaign last season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series highlighted by victories at Kentucky and Pocono, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood at a crossroads.
The former USAC National Sprint and Midget standout lobbied team owner Jack Roush during the offseason for another […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:08 | One Comment
Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kenny Brack’s first exposure to motorized Action Sports proved to be an X-cellent adventure.
Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 champion, emerged as the class of Sunday’s X Games 15 Rally Competition with a gold medal-winning performance. Driving a Ford Fiesta entered and prepared by the Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution team of […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy
Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Race Day: Speeders Could Join Track In Weeping
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The guess here is that teams and drivers in today’s weeper-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be paying a bit more attention to their speeds on pit road. Especially those wanting to, say, win.
The Juan Pablo Montoya situation of last week at Indianapolis was one of the top […]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 7:00 | One Comment
Hornaday Streaks On, Smooches Gibson Guitar
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tn. – Ron Hornaday became the first driver in 38 years to win five consecutive NASCAR races when he captured Saturday night’s Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeeday, and afterwards he gave the trademark Gibson guitar trophy a smooch instead of a smash.
When Kyle Busch won the track’s June […]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 16:02 | 2 Comments