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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Historic Double
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For the first time in history (as far as we can tell, that is), one person will attempt to do his thing in two races in a single day. He will attempt to summon up the energy and courage to maintain his edge over the course of 1,000 miles of racing. That person is [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The other half of Stewart Haas Racing, Gene Haas, met with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned to racing after serving prison time for tax evasion.
Haas, seated on the podium in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center between his partner, Tony Stewart, [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:03 | One Comment
Newman On Pole For 600
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The good times continue to roll for Stewart Haas Racing. Four days after team co-owner Tony Stewart gave the team its first win, in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, teammate Ryan Newman returned to the track and won the pole for the 50th running [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Mooresville, N.C. – Don Miller has gone from working with some of the sport’s fastest cars and most talented current drivers to working with cars and drivers that likely will never race again.
And he absolutely loves it.
As president of Penske Racing South, Miller was the overseer for the preparation of [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – Carl Long is a little guy with a big problem. He’s facing one of the most severe penalties in NASCAR history – 200 points, 12 weeks suspension and a $200,000 fine for his crew chief, Charles Swing. The part-time team was hit after the engine in their [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Dixie Whistling Along As A Piece Of Racing Americana
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Saturday night dirt tracks are as much a part of Americana as country churches, state parks and mom-and-pop stores.
For the past 40 years, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., has been entertaining fans with good old-fashioned rock-em, sock-em dirt track racing. The track will celebrate its anniversary on Memorial Day weekend.
First [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:17 | One Comment
Fitzpatrick, KHI Reach New Deal
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Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today that J.R. Fitzpatrick will compete for the team in selected events in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series throughout the remainder of the 2009 season.
 The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada native will pilot a KHI entry in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, beginning [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After weeks of accusations, denials, rumors, official statements and more denials, all we know for sure – for absolute, positive certainty – about the NASCAR/Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing donnybrook is this:
Somebody’s fibbing.
Mayfield, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after testing positive for a “banned substance” said he has not been [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Coca-Cola 600
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Coca-Cola 600
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 24, 5 PM EDT, FOX
Race Facts: Kasey Kahne won last year’s race after Tony Stewart had to pit for a flat tire with just three laps to go… Jimmie Johnson’s win from the 37thstarting spot in 2003 is the furthest back a winner has come from… Johnson’s win in 2003 [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off