Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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 […]

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Grand-Am Test At Indy Raises Hopes for Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Do not assume that this week’s test of the infield road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway means that holding a Rolex Grand-American Series race at the world’s most famous track is a done deal.
But also do not rule out the possibility of a sports car race at IMS.
“Right […]

Fri, 09/4/09 – 17:48 | 3 Comments
Force To Go It Alone At U.S. Nationals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – John Force did not really need more incentive at this weekend’s U.S. Nationals. One of his team’s  Funny Car drivers needs a great showing to nail a Countdown to 1 berth, his daughter/driver needs to establish some momentum heading into the Countdown and, oh yes, this is […]

Fri, 09/4/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Force To Go It Alone At U.S. Nationals
Dirt Bike Crash Knocks Elliott Out of Race at Home Track
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
This is becoming the week of living dangerously for Sprint Cup drivers. First Carl Edwards broke his foot playing Frisbee and now Bill Elliott has cracked three ribs riding his dirt bike.
“It was just a freak deal,” Elliott said. He said although he probably could have raced in pain, he […]

Fri, 09/4/09 – 12:10 | One Comment
Lucky Dog My Paw: Racer Ken Butler III Says There’s More To His Story Than A Powerful Papa
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
There are a lot of people who would say that Nationwide Series driver Ken Butler III is a “Lucky Dog” because his dad is president of Atlanta-based Aaron’s and therefore has ready access to the funds required for his son’s racing adventures.
Butler, who does have Aaron’s on the side of […]

Fri, 09/4/09 – 10:25 | One Comment
Woody: The Chase Is A NASCAR Success Story
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When NASCAR does something dumb it gets hammered, and when NASCAR does something smart – well, it often also gets hammered.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup is a case in point. Implemented in 2004 under the reign of youthful NASCAR boss Brian France, the Chase was a brilliant idea that has […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 18:55 | 3 Comments
Edwards Steps Wrong, Breaks Right Foot
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Carl Edwards still plans to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR doubleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite fracturing his right foot earlier this week.
The Roush Fenway Racing driver experienced a freak accident near his home in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday.
“I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 18:50 | One Comment
Brookylyn, Mich.  — Michigan International Speedway and the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross will host the 8th Annual Spirit of America Blood Drive on Friday, September 11 at MIS.
Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America Blood Drive has grown into the largest 9-11 blood drive in the nation with more […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off on MIS To Host Spirit of America Blood Drive
Fantasy Racing: Atlanta
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Pep Boys 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 6, 7:30 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: This is the first race at Atlanta under the lights, so the trends for the fall race probably aren’t all that applicable… However, track position is pretty important, as 79 of the 100 race winners at Atlanta have started in the top 10… Bobby […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Atlanta
Minter: The No. 3 Is Making News Once Again
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday Observations:
* The news this week about Austin Dillon entering the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in a No. 3 Chevy brought to mind a visit to 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., a few years back.
Then, as now, there was great interest in what it would […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:00 | 3 Comments
Phoenix, Ariz – With a goal of enhancing fan experience and adding value, Phoenix International Raceway will provide additional grandstand comfort to race fans for the 2010 season – expanding the average PIR seat width to 22 inches from 18 inches. Additionally, the track is offering its most loyal fans – PIR season ticket holders […]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on PIR Announces Grand Plans For 2010