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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Sprint All-Star Race
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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NASCAR Sprint Showdown
Lowes Motor Speedway
Saturday May 16, 7:00 PM ET, SPEED
Sprint All-Star Race
Lowes Motor Speedway
Saturday May 16, 9:00 PM ET, SPEED
If you’re playing fantasy racing for the Sprint All-Star Race, you need help. I can’t blame you for watching it or getting into it because it is a great way to cheer on your favorite [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Mayfield Case Doesn’t Make Sense
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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I became acquainted with Jeremy Mayfield when he moved from Owensboro, Ky., to Nashville as a teenager, following the career path of his hometown hero Darrell Waltrip.
Mayfield, like Waltrip, began racing at historical old Fairgrounds Speedway while working at Sadler Racing. He swept floors, did body work, handled odd jobs around [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 8:00 | 7 Comments
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Danny Lasoski had close to getting his first victory for Parsons Motorsports for all season. He finally broke through on Tuesday night, dominating the World of Outlaws return to Delaware International Speedway to pick up the $10,000 top prize.
For Lasoski, it was his first World of Outlaws win since February of 2008 and the 82nd [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman on 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week
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Ryan Newman talks about his hopes for his team during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge Presented by Craftsman.

Tue, 05/12/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
RCR Makes Nationwide Crew Chief Change
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Richard Childress Racing has made changes to the crew chief positions of the No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express team and No. 2 Chevrolet team.
Doug Randolph will assume the crew chief duties for RCR’s No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express Chevrolet while Dan Deeringhoff, who led Clint Bowyer to the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Showing Up For The Showdown Can Be A Good Career Move
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Sprint Showdown, the opening event of the night for NASCAR’s All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next Saturday, has become a preview of things to come – for that night and for the future in the Sprint Cup Series.
In the Showdown, and in the Sprint All-Star Challenge all-star race [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 In the movie “Field of Dreams” the baseball greats who show up to play ball in an Iowa farmer’s field aren’t exactly real. But when the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association holds its annual picnic on the old Minter family farm in Inman, Ga., the racing greats who [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Reality Pays Visit To NASCAR Nation
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I met Kevin Grubb only a couple of times but I was impressed by what a nice guy he seemed to be.
He was always open and friendly, smiling and outgoing even as the first dark clouds began to rumble over his racing career.
In 2004 Grubb was suspended by NASCAR for [...]

Mon, 05/11/09 – 15:50 | One Comment
Sharp Cuts It Close But Earns Spot In Another 500
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Sharp rediscovered the gamut of emotions that typically accompany qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday when he and Panther Racing teammate Dan Wheldon emerged from the wringer with second-day starting spots in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Sharp, the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion, qualified for his 14th Indy 500 on [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR drivers usually honor their moms at Darlington Raceway because the Southern 500 is run on the night before Mother’s Day.
For the past five years, mothers of Sprint Cup drivers have served as Grand Marshals for the Saturday night race.
Like Carl Edwards’ mom, Nancy Sterling.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 18:32 | One Comment