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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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Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge
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Sunday was separation day in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Separating in a positive direction was Jimmie Johnson, who finished third and will head to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend as the prohibitive favorite to pick up his sixth Cup championship.
Separating in a negative direction was Matt Kenseth who started [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Quiet Kenseth Refuses To Give Too Much Away
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Back in the day when such things were still allowed, a “sit-down” interview was held with Matt Kenseth in his hauler in the infield of a NASCAR track. Kenseth’s PR rep was more than happy to set the thing up. Kenseth, still a couple years away from winning the 2003 [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 9:36 | Comments Off
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Daryn Pittman won the World of Outlaws World 2013 championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. on Saturday night.
Pittman edged Donny Schatz for the championship by finishing 12th in Concord.
Paul McMahan drove to victory for the fourth time this season.
Pittman became the ninth different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Langdon Clinches Top Fuel
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Shawn Langdon locked up the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship upon completion of qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals on Saturday.
Antron Brown needed to make up three points during qualifying to have a shot at overtaking him, and he was unable to it.
Meanwhile, Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), John [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Busch Wins NNS Race; Dillon Pads Points Lead
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Kyle Busch drove the No. 54 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota  to victory in the ServiceMaster 200 NASCAR Nationwide Race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Bush finished more than four seconds ahead of race runner-up Justin Allgaier, who passed series leader Austin Dillon for the second position on the final lap.
Dillon held third, followed by Regan [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Schatz Gets Friday Win At Finals
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Donny Schatz, Darrell Lanigan and Brett Hearn each scored A-Main wins Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals in Concord, N.C.
Fans from 50 states, seven Canadian provinces, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands filled the stands and pit area for the second night of [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Jeggie Appears Set To Add To Stock Of Trophies
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. says it takes “an extreme amount of discipline” to successfully drive an NHRA Pro Stock car. And as the four Coughlin drag racing brothers continue to prove, a bit of genetic engineering doesn’t hurt.
“Sometimes we’re a product of our surroundings, right?” said Coughlin, poised to clinch his [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Teen Jones Wins Truck Race; Crafton Tightens Grip On Title
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Erik Jones pulled away from Ross Chastain in the final 10 laps of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, becoming the youngest winner in series history.
The 17-year-old Jones took the lead on Lap 142 of 150, short-cutting to the inside of Chastain through the dogleg on the backstretch.
Jones eclipsed Chase Elliott, a [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Langdon Closes In On Top Fuel Championship
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A provisional-pole winning performance on Friday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona has put Shawn Langdon into position to clinch his first Top Fuel world championship as early as Saturday during the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
John Force (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in [...]

Fri, 11/8/13 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Johnson On Pole At PIR
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Jimmie Johnson topped Sprint Cup qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
With a record run at 139.222 mph (25.858 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, the next-to-last race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the top four drivers in qualifying broke the previous mark Kyle Busch set a year ago.
It [...]

Fri, 11/8/13 – 21:00 | Comments Off