Sat, 22/10/16 – 18:43 | No Comment

Alabama native Grant Enfinger won Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway and in doing so entered the Round of Six in the Chase playoffs.
With a strong push from GMS Racing teammate and Chase driver Ben Kennedy after a restart on Lap 93 of 94, Enfinger surged to the front and stayed there in […]

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Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
| Senior Writer

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Sadler, Harvick To Team Up
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Thursday that Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler will climb behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for KHI in 15 of 25 Truck Series events in 2010.
In 2009, the No. 2 competed as the No. 4 with Truck Series rookie Ricky Carmichael.
Sadler will kick off the 2010 season for […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:32 | Comments Off on Sadler, Harvick To Team Up
Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
While “friendly wagers” for major college football games usually are reserved for politicians of the states or cities of the respective teams, a few presidents have decided to get involved.
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey have come up with a “friendly wager” between the two distinguished speedways for Thursday evening’s BCS national championship […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
Green Light Hires Crew Chief
SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that Jason Miller has joined the team as the crew chief for the No.07 Chevy Silverado truck for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Season.
Miller is a native of Indianapolis who made the transition to NASCAR racing in 1999 working as a mechanic and tire changer for Andy Petree […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:30 | Comments Off on Green Light Hires Crew Chief
Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
Braun Racing announced the 2010 driver line-up for the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Thursday. Brian Vickers and Reed Sorenson will share time at the helm of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota.
Crew chief Trent Owens will return for his sixth year at Braun Racing to lead the team.
Vickers, […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
Biffle […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 9:57 | One Comment
Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker
| Senior Writer

There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 17:15 | 4 Comments
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
| Managing Editor

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 11:47 | One Comment
Front Row Unveils 2010 Plans
Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that it will add an additional full-time Sprint Cup program in 2010.
Front Row’s teams will use engines from Roush/Yates Racing Engines and get technical support from Ford Racing.
“We’re pleased to have Front Row Motorsports switching to Ford for the 2010 season,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “We […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 10:16 | 2 Comments
Woody: Jerry Carroll Deserves Some Credit
| Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Jerry Carroll, one of the founders of Kentucky Speedway, is sometimes portrayed as a cantankerous maverick whose litigious battle with NASCAR stood in the way of the track getting a Sprint Cup race.
Having known Jerry for the better part of two decades – I first met him when he was a […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 7:56 | 6 Comments