Sat, 17/11/18 – 8:33 | No Comment

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ever since Furniture Row Racing made its debut in 2005 Joe Garone has been by owner Barney Visser’s side, but now the organization’s president has to find a new job due to the team’s closing.
A mainstay in racing for more than two decades, Garone said Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he’s not […]

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Woody:  Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
You know what they say when the end of a painful journey mercifully arrives: “Well, now he’s in a better place.”
That was definitely the case in the twilight days of Darrell Waltrip’s driving career. Since his racing retirement almost nine years ago, DW has been in a much better place: […]

Mon, 04/13/09 – 19:45 | 6 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
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By Larry Woody |  Senior Writer
GLADEVILLE, Tn. – Here’s the setup:
Joey Logano, cool beyond his years (18) peeked in his rear-view mirror during the waning laps of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 and saw temperamental teammate Kyle Busch – the driver who’s most loath to lose – straining to catch up.
Jittery? Not Joey.
“I wasn’t nervous,” said Logano […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
It had been a couple of years since Joey Saldana had raced in Texas prior to this weekend, but he quickly remembered how much he enjoys racing in the state after winning on Friday night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore and he backed that up […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Outlaw Saldana Stays Hot In Houston
Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE  – As Sprint Cup interlopers continue to raid NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series, scooping up prize money and sponsorships, the question arises:
Can the series survive?
“I don’t see the doom and gloom at this juncture, but our antenna is up,” says team owner Gary Baker. “Right now we’re seeing full fields […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:26 | 5 Comments
Nemechek Takes A Costly Tumble
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
GLADEVILLE, Tn. – As a driver/owner with limited sponsorship in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, Joe Nemechek has to watch every dollar that’s spent.
On Lap 216 of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 at Nashville Superspeedway, he saw about 60,000 of them go up in a big cloud of dust and smoke. […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:22 | 8 Comments
Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
Joey Logano pulled away from the field on a restart with five laps to go and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Logano.
Behind Logano, to give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2 finish, was Kyle Busch.
Both Gibbs drivers led large portions […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
Edwards Wins Pole In Nashville
Carl Edwards turned the fastest lap in qualifying at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday morning and will start the afternoon race from the pole.
Edwards circled that track in 29.155 seconds on his top lap. The pole was his first at Nashville.
Joey Logano was second fastest and will start on the outside of the front row. 
Michael McDowell was […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Pole In Nashville
Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch takes to the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. He is one of the few Sprint Cup regulars entered in the Nationwide Series race there.
Can’t wait, Busch said this week. He is a Nashville cat and is more than willing to give up a portion of his Easter […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 10:08 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat