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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Dollanski Rushes to Victory
Ever since winning his first race of the season on July 26 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York, Craig Dollansky has been on a roll, finishing in the top three in five of the next six races. He added to this hot streak on Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. […]

Sat, 08/22/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Dollanski Rushes to Victory
Vickers Says He Feels Sorry For Anger-Filled Busch
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In Brian Vickers’ mind, Kyle Busch is out of rope.
Fresh off a win in Sunday’s CARFAX 400 in Michigan, Vickers showed up at Thunder Valley Friday morning with Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye prepared to talk about his new contract extension.
Instead, the media seemed more […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 21:35 | 3 Comments
Ragan Gets A Nationwide Win
David Ragan blew past leader Carl Edwards on a green-white-checkered restart and hung on to win the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
The victory came with the yellow flag waving as a wreck caused by Steve Wallace prevented a green-flag finish and any hope for an exciting finish.
Brad Keselowski, who was involved […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off on Ragan Gets A Nationwide Win
Lucas Fails to Slow at Maple Grove
Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana continued on hot streaks, pacing the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle fields, respectively. Joining the duo atop the sheets were Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Lucas and Arana were winners a week ago at Brainerd, Minn.
Only one session of qualifying was […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Lucas Fails to Slow at Maple Grove
Martin Speeds To Pole at Bristol
Mark Martin turned a lap at 124.484 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Martin and comes at a great time as he is fighting to secure a berth in the Chase for the Sprint […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Martin Speeds To Pole at Bristol
Minter: Pithy Bits From Bristol
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – There’s nothing quite like a morning spent in the pit area at Bristol Motor Speedway  to get some lively debate going about all things NASCAR.
Early on a somewhat gray day, Mike Brown, the general manager of TRG Motorsports’ Sprint Cup effort, leaned against a stack of tires […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 14:20 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Trips to Austria on the company tab. NASCAR race team on the rise. Generous backing from a corporation which has solid financial footing. Brains. It would be pretty dang easy to envy Jay Frye these days, to want to live his life, except then you would have had to deal […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 10:08 | One Comment
Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The testing ban implemented by the NHRA this season has affected different drivers and teams in different ways. It has helped some, hurt some and had little effect at all on others. Put the Funny Car team of Robert Hight down in the “hurt some” category.
It has adversely affected Hight […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
In the rich history of stock car racing, few events can top the night the USAR Pro Cup Series visited Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. on May, 23, 2009
That’s when two-time Pro Cup Series champion Clay Rogers pulled off an improbable four-wide pass in the fourth turn on the final lap (see […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Three Wide Was For Sissies At Langley Speedway
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview

The Bristol Motor Speedway — the World’s Fastest Half-Mile with 160,000 fans and three-wide racing — welcomes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin tells you why it’s his favorite track, and Juan Pablo Montoya talks about how racy it is. Plus, you’ll never guess who has the top Driver Rating in Thunder Valley.

Thu, 08/20/09 – 15:38 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview