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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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Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens
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Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way and captured race No. 3 of the Series’ 10-race playoff.
The victory was Johnson’s first of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and the loss [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
NHRA Field Set At Gateway
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Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan earned the top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Top Ten Tweets from the first two weeks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:
1. Matt Kenseth is threatening to make the Chase boring by winning too much. (Poor guy still gets credit for creating the need for the Chase format after NOT winning enough in 2003 when the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:02 | 3 Comments
Logano Wins Again At Dover
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s 5-hour Energy 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was a record four straight events at the Monster Mile.
No other driver has ever won four straight races at Dover in any of NASCAR’s top three national series, and Logano accomplished the feat decisively, finishing 14.590 seconds ahead of [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Taylor, Angelelli Win Final Grand-Am Championship
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Wayne Taylor Racing’s driving tandem of Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor needed to finish fourth or better in Saturday’s season-ending Grand-Am Rolex race to win the 2013 Daytona Prototype championship. They finished better. Much better. Best, in fact.
With Taylor, the team owner’s youngest son, behind the wheel for the final stint at Lime Rock, the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Reminder: Auto Racing Is Not Stick-And-Ball
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Auto racing has been around like, what,  more than a hundred years, right? Yet there are still people in media centers at race tracks who can’t quite get the basics of the sport nailed. How else to explain some of the questions that are asked of drivers and teams.
Like the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 8:29 | 2 Comments
Langdon Provisional P1 At Gateway
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Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead in the Top Fuel category Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Claims Pole At Dover
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole Friday for Sunday’s AAA 400, the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Earnhardt’s fast lap at the Dover mile was clocked in 22.243 seconds (161.849 mph) and was a track record.
Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Chase races this year, was second fastest – .006 [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 16:54 | Comments Off
IZOD To End IndyCar Sponsorship
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INDYCAR announced today that apparel-maker IZOD will conclude its title sponsorship of the IndyCar Series after the current season.
“We are proud of our partnership with IZOD over the past six years and we’re grateful to PVH Corp., owner of the IZOD brand, for its support, creativity and vision,” said Mark Miles, chief executive officer of [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 15:11 | Comments Off
Pruett, 01 Car In Odd Position At Lime Rock
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Pruett isn’t crazy about the position in which he and his Chip Ganassi Racing team find themselves heading into this weekend’s Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at Lime Rock. And he’s not crazy about the way he feels they got there.
But Pruett also knows that come late Saturday afternoon, [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 12:05 | Comments Off