Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

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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Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing [...]

Mon, 11/18/13 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Vettel Rewriting German History
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Comparisons between Formula One superstars Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have become routine this season as the “Baby-Faced Killer” continues to accelerate the pursuit of his fellow-German countryman and boyhood idol.
Vettel, so-dubbed on the cover of a recent issue of “AutoWeek,” one-upped his hero via a [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 21:58 | Comments Off
Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship
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It didn’t come without some tense moments, but Sprint Cup championship No. 6 did come for Jimmie Johnson at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson finished eighth in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 but that allowed him to clinch a title that is just one shy of tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the all-time championship [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 18:27 | One Comment
Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments
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Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his [...]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Dillon Wins NNS Championship
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Austin Dillon locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. finished eighth and was deprived of the title by three points.
Making up seven positions in three laps, Brad Keselowski surged to the lead with two laps left and went on to win Saturday [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel’s domination of Formula One long ago exhausted the vocabulary of his critics, and apparently that’s also becoming the case for his comrades.
“Crickey!” said Adrian Newey, designer of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing/Renault RB9 chassis Vettel qualified on-pole Saturday for the second annual United States [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Race; Crafton Wraps Up Truck Title At Homestead
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Kyle Busch won Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, he collected: an owners’ championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Matt Crafton, who qualified eighth, won his first series championship in his 13th full year in the trucks, closing out Ty Dillon simply by starting the race.
“It’s an honor,” an [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Power Unit Turbo Talk Heats Up COTA Weekend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – While Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One World Victory Tour continues through Circuit of The Americas this weekend, the sport’s technical directors are dickering with rules changes that figure to significantly alter the landscape in 2014.
“I suppose in probably less than 10 days’ time is when the focus [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole
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Touring the 1.5-mile speedway in 30.394 seconds (177.667 mph), Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third Coors Light pole award of the year (tying a single-season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.
Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:17 | Comments Off