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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Flag to Flag: Michigan
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Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Sun, 08/16/09 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off on Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:16 | One Comment
Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualified No. 1 in their fields at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. They were joined atop the packs by Mike Neff in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
On-again, off-again rain – including a three-hour delay in the middle of […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off on De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski took advantage of a last-lap on-track battle between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch – a battle which continued on into the pits after the race – to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Afterward, Busch called Vickers stupid, Vickers called Busch a cry baby and Keselowski […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One
Vickers Collects Nationwide Pole
Brian Vickers is pole perfect at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
On Saturday morning, Vickers won the pole for the Nationwide series race which will be run later in the afternoon.
That pole victory came a day after Vickers won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at MIS in his Red Bull Racing Toyota Camry.
Trevor Bayne […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 11:45 | Comments Off on Vickers Collects Nationwide Pole
Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd
Cory McClenathan, Bob Tasca III, Mike Edwards, and Karen Stoffer grabbed the qualifying leads Friday at qualifying for the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. The event is the 16th of 18 events that make up the regular season of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
With just […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd
Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin […]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Atlanta this week, promoting the upcoming Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s part of the obligations that fall on recent race winners in NASCAR. Each track gets a day’s time from recent winners to use to promote upcoming races. As bad as […]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:21 | 17 Comments