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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Briscoe Wins Kentucky Speedway Derby
Nobody was apologizing for the quality of the racing after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Not with the closeness and on-track intensity that went on in the Meijer 300.
Ryan Briscoe won the race but few knew that until the tapes of finish were replayed and showed that his victory was by a […]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 21:25 | One Comment
Hornaday Gets Fifth In Row
Ron Hornaday Jr. made it a series record five victories in a row Saturday night when he won the Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.
Hornaday pulled away during a green-white-checkered finish. The victory was his first at Nashville and he got by being fairly dominating.
Hornaday, driving a Kevin Harvick Racing Chevrolet, added to […]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 21:20 | Comments Off on Hornaday Gets Fifth In Row
Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and hung to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The finished capped an exciting final 50 or so laps which saw Keselowski and Busch exchange the lead a couple of times and attempt to exchanged it many more times.
The […]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
NASCAR Set To Announce Plans For Nationwide COT
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Newton, Ia. – NASCAR is expected to notify Nationwide Series teams as soon as next week if the Car of Tomorrow will make its debut on that circuit at Talladega in April or the July race at Daytona next season.
Three days after gathering with Nationwide Series team owners at NASCAR’s R&D […]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 7:48 | Comments Off on NASCAR Set To Announce Plans For Nationwide COT
Wet Track Good For Scott Dixon
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A wet track handed IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon the Peak Motor Oil Pole Award for Saturday night’s Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s race at Kentucky Speedway.
Dixon will become the first IndyCar Series competitor to start consecutive Kentucky Speedway races from the pole position and will attempt to become the […]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Wet Track Good For Scott Dixon
IndyCars Going To Brazil in 2010
The 2010 IndyCar Series schedule was released on Friday and it shows the addition of two new venues.
Beginning next year, the series will race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, and also in Brazil, home country of several of the top drivers in the sport.
The race in Brazil, which will be held at a “series […]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off on IndyCars Going To Brazil in 2010
Rain Puts Stewart On Pocono Pole
Rain has forced the cancelation of Sprint Cup qualifying at Pocono Raceway so the starting field for Sunday’s race will be set by points.
That means Tony Stewart will be on the pole. In the front row with Stewart on Sunday will be Jimmie Johnson.
“I’ll take it,” Stewart said of the pole and the pits stall […]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Nationwide Race In Iowa Has Set Rusty’s Tongue To Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Newton, Ia. – Rusty Wallace looked like a proud papa Thursday morning moments after landing at the airport overlooking Iowa Speedway.
As 51 teams began preparations for this weekend’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at the .875-mile D-shaped oval, one of Wallace’s first duties was to brag to a group of reporters […]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 7:56 | One Comment
Woody: NASCAR Traffic Police Got Their Man
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I suppose by now everybody has heard about Juan Pablo Montoya getting ticketed for speeding down pit road at Indy last Sunday while eating a McDonald’s breakfast burrito and talking on his cell phone.
NASCAR crossing guard John Darby said he repeatedly blew his whistle in an attempt to get “El Speedo” […]

Fri, 07/31/09 – 7:30 | 6 Comments
Some Say NASCAR Monitoring System Is Darn Good
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Despite the pit road speed limit fiasco of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and driver Juan Pablo Montoya at Indianapolis, it’s likely somebody will be caught speeding in the pit lane during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono by running too fast between the nine timing loops.
Is it a fair system?
“It’s a […]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 18:50 | One Comment