Sat, 23/06/18 – 16:29 | No Comment
Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit in Northern California on Saturday.
Larson laid down the fast qualifying lap at the 1.99-mile road course in 75.732 seconds (94.597 mph).
The pole was the California native’s second of the season, his second at Sonoma […]

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Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names will be released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot

Auto racing was in the throes of transition in 1967.  A.J. Foyt became the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and also the only driver to win the grand race in both a roadster and a rear-engine car.  Young drivers like Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock and Al Unser were pushing out the old guard […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Driver Of The Year History
Changes At Top At Indy
The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced June 30 that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies effective July 1.
Brighton, currently executive vice president and chief legal counsel, will become president and CEO of […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Changes At Top At Indy
Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Remember those five bonus points Jimmie Johnson gave teammate Mark Martin by letting him lead a lap at Dover back on May 31?
Remember how I said it was shameful?
Remember how I said hurt the integrity of the sport?
Remember how some readers said it was no big deal?
Well, try telling Kasey Kahne […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 14:50 | 7 Comments
“Pappy” Powell Still Collecting Racing Hardware at 85
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Whitesburg, Ga. – Anyone who gets a warm feeling from watching Mark Martin win Sprint Cup races at the age of 50 ought to get a real charge out of seeing Pappy Powell race his dirt track car at the ripe old age of 85.
Roston “Pappy” Powell isn’t some old […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 8:05 | One Comment
Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 3-5, 2009.
Taylor Earnhardt, 20, Earnhardt’s youngest child, will drive the car in demonstration runs during […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can bet that in some circles, the sour talk about the method by which Joey Logano got his first Sprint Cup victory started long before the rain stopped at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
You can bet phrases like “fuel mileage win” and “freakish luck” and “asterisk-mark ending” were […]

Mon, 06/29/09 – 10:58 | Comments Off on Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, […]

Mon, 06/29/09 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It turns out that Sliced Bread can cut it in Sprint Cup.
Rookie Joey Logano got the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday when he won the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano took the lead in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 when others opted to pit for […]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:57 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap

Rookie and New England native Joey Logano became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at his home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hear from Logano and Jeff Gordon, runner-up in the rain-shortened race. Plus, find out how far Gordon is behind leader Tony Stewart in the point standings

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:56 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap