Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Elliott Sadler Ready For New Role As Cup Sub
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Elliott Sadler steps into the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota this weekend at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since a medical issue sidelined the team’s regular driver, Brian Vickers, earlier this month and the Virginia native said Friday Vickers was handling the situation better
than he [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 15:49 | One Comment
Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 8:42 | One Comment
Hagan’s Job Is To Take Down The People’s Choice
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Matt Hagan’s pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship has cast him in the role of villain, the fate of any number of drivers chasing drag racing icon John Force.
“Well, if you read Facebook there ain’t no Matt Hagan fans out there. That drives you,” said Hagan, who [...]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 7:32 | One Comment
With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As the 2013 Petit Le Mans wound down to a finish at Road Atlanta last Saturday night, as fans began pouring water on trackside campfires, as canvas canopies were folded and stowed, as the big old LMP1 cars were loaded onto haulers, an oh-geez moment struck.
It was a moment of; [...]

Thu, 10/24/13 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s participation in Day 2 of a three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway ended abruptly Tuesday in the Turn 1 wall, which will require a fresh coat of white paint before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 3.
“I have mixed feelings, I guess, on testing,” [...]

Wed, 10/23/13 – 7:07 | Comments Off
IndyCar Champion Dixon Says He’s Ready To Represent
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Unaccustomed as he is to public speaking, Scott Dixon says he is ready to represent the IndyCar Series as its reigning and three-time driver’s champion.
“Absolutely. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy doing that stuff,” said Dixon, who clinched the 2013 title with a fifth-place finish in the season-ending MAVTV 500 [...]

Mon, 10/21/13 – 12:05 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Patrick Needs to Mash The Gas
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – As an unofficial and unauthorized biographer of Danica Patrick, which leaves me well informed on the subject, I must admit to being disappointed in her rookie season in the Sprint Cup. Always one to index herself up to speed and avoid crashing, I wonder if Patrick will [...]

Mon, 10/21/13 – 7:40 | 5 Comments
Talladega Finish Left Some Folks Hungry
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After a long, strenuous hike through the Colorado mountains, Rob had developed a powerful hunger. He ordered a deluxe burger and a large bag of potato chips. The burger showed up at the table looking anything but deluxe.
Rob opened the bulging bag of chips. A big puff of packing gas [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 19:18 | 2 Comments
McMurray Ends Skid By Winning At Talladega
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Jamie McMurray took the lead with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s relatively quiet Camping World RV Sales 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came under yellow and was the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver’s first win since 2010. It was his second win at Talladega and seventh of [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 16:17 | 2 Comments
Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
When he clinched his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship within 10 years Saturday night, Scott Dixon joined a short list of domestic open-wheel drivers who clearly can be defined as “elite.”
At Target Chip Ganassi Racing, however, the adjective used to describe a driver like Dixon is “hardcore” – as in [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 23:27 | Comments Off