Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No 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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Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
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When Mark Martin accepted Rick Hendrick’s invitation to run a full season in one of his cars, Martin said he would do it because he figured it would give him a final shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship which has eluded him his entire career.
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, it appeared that Martin [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off
De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – The Acura ARX-02a of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud claimed victory in the American Le Mans Series sprint in the streets of Long Beach. The de Ferran Motorsports entry was leading the Highcroft Racing Acura of David Brabham by 9.5 seconds when a full-course caution [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves was exonerated by a jury on Friday and on Saturday his part-time replacement, Will Power, exonerated himself by winning the pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Power, who had to switch to a third Penske entry with the of Castroneves to [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 500 tonight?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Phoenix  race.

Sat, 04/18/09 – 17:30 | 63 Comments
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode back and forth from her husband’s pits to the starting line on the same bicycle she had at the track [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jack Roush is one of those. He is one of those people who simply will not let the emotional wall down so others can get a peek.
Friday night in Phoenix, the emotional masons were out there doing their best to change all that. They were flailing away at the wall [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
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Jason Meyers felt like a win slipped away from him and his team last season at Paducah International Raceway as he had just taken the lead when a caution flag flew prior to the lap being completed, placing him back in the second spot, where he would eventually finish. He made up for the near [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 23:08 | One Comment