Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No Comment

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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NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions
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NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 13:21 | One Comment
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Cool temperatures in a night qualifying session for the Carlyle Carolina Nationals resulted in one track record being set and another being equaled as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began Friday at zMAX Dragway.
Cruz Pedregon’s elapsed time of 3.980 seconds was not only a [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Penalized Penske Wins Front Row At Chicagoland
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Less than three hours after NASCAR placed the organization on probation for alleged collusion last Saturday at Richmond, Penske Racing  drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski qualified 1-2 for Sunday’s GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the expanded Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Logano, who streaked around the 1.5-mile track in 28.509 [...]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 18:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – In a surreal moment, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon will be added to this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, which begins with the Geico 400 here on Sunday.
“We’ve decided that, due to the totality of the events [...]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 15:02 | 34 Comments
NASCAR Continues To Discuss Adding Gordon
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – Speculation continues to mount that NASCAR will add Jeff Gordon to the field of drivers in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
As practice got underway shortly at noon for Sunday’s Geico 400, there were numerous reports circulating that NASCAR officials were huddling here at Chicagoland [...]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Robert Hight’s NHRA resume is golden. Basically, it’s a long list of victories, final-round appearances and a Funny Car championship. But two weeks ago at this time, Hight was wondering if it was also a mirage. A list perhaps built more on circumstance that driving talent.
“You do start believing, wow, [...]

Thu, 09/12/13 – 17:53 | Comments Off
Logano To Be Booted From Chase?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The final word on what happened on Saturday night in the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway may not yet have been spoken.
Fox Sports is reporting Wednesday afternoon that Joey Logano of Penske Racing may gotten into the Chase with help from David Gilliland and his team late [...]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 15:50 | 10 Comments
Kurt Busch Offers Solution To Inequities Of Recent Penalties
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In the wake of the penalties issued this week for the late-lap crimes committed by Michael Waltrip Racing at Richmond on Saturday, there have been loud cries to not just put Ryan Newman into the Chase field, but to add Jeff Gordon as well.
Other people have [...]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 15:08 | 6 Comments
NASCAR Should Have Issued Penalty To NASCAR
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Who’s to blame for the biggest debacle/scandal/travesty (take your pick) in NASCAR history?
NASCAR, that’s who.
For years it turned a blind eye toward blatant points tampering by teammates, and it finally got bit where it hurts worst – in its credibility.
Now it’s stuck with a tainted championship Chase. No matter who wins, it’ll be a tarnished [...]

Wed, 09/11/13 – 14:11 | 17 Comments