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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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
Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The NASCAR circuit is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, so that means the home folks have to brace for another round of stories questioning whether the track should lose one of its Cup dates.
The talk doesn’t make sense to them for a variety of reasons. Even with the […]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:56 | One Comment
Morning Memo: Your Thoughts On Cooling Down?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s just see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* I’ve always been torn by the media interview procedure in racing.
As a journalist, I like the fact that you are allowed to walk up to a driver who has just climbed out of his car after a wreck or after […]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview

NASCAR returns to the South for Labor Day weekend as Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its first Sprint Cup Series night race. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman say racing under the lights will make one of NASCAR’s fastest and most competitive tracks even better. Plus, find out why Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a good chance of […]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview
Come to the track as a fan. Leave as a hero.
That’s the mantra in 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway for NASCAR fans, who have the chance to save a life just by rolling up their sleeves.
Phoenix International Raceway, with the American Red Cross Arizona Region and the NASCAR Foundation, is one of over 20 NASCAR […]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 6:11 | Comments Off on PIR Hosts Blood Drive
Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Throughout his long and storied career in the circuit now known as Sprint Cup, Richard Petty enjoyed much success in the state of Georgia, where the Cup circuit runs this Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton.
Petty grabbed six of his 200 career wins at […]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 20:26 | 3 Comments
Richard Childress Racing returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway on September 5 with Austin Dillon making his series debut in the No. 3 RCR 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Silverado.
RCR won the first NCWTS race, at Phoenix International Raceway, and went on to capture the series’ first […]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Dillon To Drive RCR Truck At Iowa
Busch To Donate Guitars To Students
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Kyle Busch has donated $30,000 to buy 150 guitars for some local schools, apparently as atonement for smashing a classic Gibson guitar in an embarrassing “rock star-style celebration” after a June Nationwide victory.
But Busch refuses to put his mouth where his money is.
He declines to apologize for the guitar-smashing […]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 10:10 | 7 Comments
Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.
Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.
Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this […]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer

It was odd to hear Ray Evernham, who started and parked a race team, woofing about start-and-park drivers.

Tue, 09/1/09 – 7:00 | 10 Comments