Thu, 24/05/18 – 16:22 | No Comment

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

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Pedley: All You Can Eat Buffets Have Tighter Rules
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The message NASCAR sent to drivers earlier this year about their on-track conduct came accompanied by the phrase of “Have at it”. And a cool phrase it is.
It’s folksy, as befitting a sport with rural roots. It’s easy to remember. Gosh knows that it rolls off the tongue with such […]

Wed, 07/21/10 – 7:40 | 5 Comments
Carl Not Automatically The Bad Guy
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
In the immediate aftermath of the third round of Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski’s ongoing feud at Gateway Saturday night I wasn’t surprised to see media members and fans alike instantly taking sides. The vast majority of those reactions sided with Keselowski.
It it was a presidential election, it would render […]

Wed, 07/21/10 – 7:23 | 32 Comments
Hood: Time To Spread The Wealth
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
When it comes to scheduling professional golf tournaments, it’s common for the PGA Tour to visit a venue just once each season. That model has worked well for decades, while players such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods became household names.
A novice golf fan, I must admit it would […]

Tue, 07/20/10 – 7:30 | One Comment
Woody: NASCAR’s Nationwide Dilemma Continues
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Ah, the Annual Rites of Summer: cookouts, swimming holes and NASCAR’s mid-season promise to do something to rescue its second-tier Nationwide Series.
We’re told that NASCAR’s serious this time. Really. Cross its heart. It’s not just kidding like it was last year. And the year before. And the year before …
As Nationwide […]

Tue, 07/20/10 – 7:16 | 7 Comments
Fogarty/Gurney Win Jersey
With three minutes remaining Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were looking to make Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 history.
Then, Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty made some history of their own.
One day after Fogarty gave the team its first pole position of the […]

Mon, 07/19/10 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Fogarty/Gurney Win Jersey
Power Continues On As King Of The Roads
Will Power claimed his fourth IZOD IndyCar Series win of 2010, taking the Honda Indy Toronto, after overtaking polesitter Justin Wilson on a late-race restart.
Wilson looked to be on his way to victory with 20 laps left in the 85-lap event on theExhibition Place street circuit. But Will Power overtook Wilson on Lap 72 of […]

Mon, 07/19/10 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Power Continues On As King Of The Roads
Confident Capps Is Back
Funny Car driver Ron Capps ended a one-year winless streak Sunday with a victory at the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
The other winners at the 15th race in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Michael Phillips (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
The […]

Mon, 07/19/10 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Confident Capps Is Back
Ingram: Edwards Plays ‘Chump And Run’
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s gut check time for Carl Edwards.
Fans appreciate a guy who hates to lose. They hate a guy who can’t accept the fact he got beat.
Since Sprint Cup rookie Brad Keselowski beat Edwards at the Talladega in the spring of last year, the Ford driver […]

Mon, 07/19/10 – 6:55 | 12 Comments
Minter: Gateway Should Serve As Wakeup Call
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
NASCAR reached another low point in the “Have at it” era when Carl Edwards wrecked Brad Keselowski on the frontstretch on the final lap of Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at St. Louis.
Edwards made no secret of the fact that he intentionally dumped Keselowski. He didn’t address the issue of […]

Sun, 07/18/10 – 12:39 | 6 Comments
Woody: This Is Getting Dangerous
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Admit it: we all enjoy a good spat, especially in sports, where rivalry translates to drama.
But the festering feud between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski is about to spin out of control.
“Don’t kill my boy,” declared an emotional Bob Keselowski Saturday night as he headed to the infield care center […]

Sun, 07/18/10 – 10:23 | 22 Comments