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Allmendinger impresses at Kansas

September 29, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
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Allmendinger impresses at Kansas

A.J. Allmendinger doesn’t have long left in the No. 84 Red Bull car. Allmendinger, who is expected to be let go by Red Bull, is now in search of a new job. Last weekend, Allmendinger impressed on the Kansas Speedway at the Camping World RV 400 after finishing in a career-best ninth place overall.
Allmendinger started the race in 14th and moved up to a high of sixth place in the race, yet finished in ninth. “I always feel like I have something to prove, especially when you’re told you might not be the guy that’s going to …read more

Camping World RV 400 Preview

September 28, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
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Camping World RV 400 Preview

Good news for those involved in the Chase. Saturday’s practice times/speeds were faster for most than qualifying. Three of the top six times were the likes of Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle – the top three in the Chase standings.
Biffle’s No. 16 car posted the fastest time during the practice round, cutting up the Kansas Speedway at 167.385 MPH. Biffle is tied for second in the Chase standings, along with Johnson, who finished the practice round with a top speed of 166.528. Edwards posted the third-best top speed in the No. 99 car at …read more

Jimmie Johnson earns Kansas pole after Montoya DQ’d

September 27, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
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Jimmie Johnson earns Kansas pole after Montoya DQ’d

Jimmie Johnson received a nice gift Friday as Juan Pablo Montoya was disqualified from the pole position of Sunday’s race after NASCAR officials reported a technical violation from Montoya’s car.
Johnson is tied for second in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, trailing Carl Edwards by 10 points entering Sunday’s race in Kansas. Montoya thought he had earned his first pole position in NASCAR Sprint Cup before he was notified of the violation, which turned out to be improper gas pressure in his rear shocks. The ageless wonder, Mark Martin, will start next to Johnson on the front …read more

Links for Friday 9/26

September 26, 2008 by Tony Baldwin  
Filed under Racing

Links for Friday 9/26

Getting this page back in the groove begins now. As NASCAR heads to Kansas this weekend, we will take a quick trip around some other sites to get some insight on what is going on right now.
Tony Stewart says “Sliced Bread” is a good replacement for him.
Jeff Foxworthy is coming out with a new animated show about a NASCAR family. We can only hope it doesn’t bomb like “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” did.
Bruce’s NASCAR Bits and Pieces wonders where A.J. Allmendinger will be ending up after being let go by Red Bull.
From the Marbles compares Jimmie Johnson to …read more

List of the Week: Longest Winless Streaks Inside the Top 20

August 11, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

List of the Week: Longest Winless Streaks Inside the Top 20

The winless streaks by drivers such as Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick have ranked amongst some of the biggest stories so far this season. They came into this week’s race at Watkins Glen as some of the odds-on-favorite to win, but alas, Kyle Busch shut the door on those plans yet again. This week’s “List of the Week” will feature the 10 longest winless droughts amongst the drivers inside the top-20 in points.
10. Matt Kenseth – 22 races – Last Win: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Fall 2007
9. Jeff Gordon – 27 races – Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Fall 2007
8. Greg Biffle …read more

Is Ambrose the Ticket for the Wood Bros.’ Return to Prosperity?

June 23, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Is Ambrose the Ticket for the Wood Bros.’ Return to Prosperity?

Through 55 years of racing at NASCAR’s top level, the Wood Brothers have established themselves amongst the all-time winningest teams in the sport’s history with an accumulated 97 wins amongst the organization. The organization has housed such legendary names as Cale Yarbrough, David Pearson, Davey Allison, AJ Foyt, Tiny Lund, Dale Jarrett, Ricky Rudd, and Dan Gurney. The team made history in the late 70’s when they were invited to the White House by former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter … Yet, Wood Brothers Racing has not visited Victory Lane since Elliott Sadler’s 2001 win at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the …read more

Speed Finds Speed at Dover

May 31, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Speed Finds Speed at Dover

For the third consecutive week, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crowned a first-time winner, and this time in came in the form of former F1 Series driver, Scott Speed. In only his sixth career start in the Truck Series, Speed drove away from the field after a late restart in the race, and cruised on into Victory Lane to win the AAA Insurance 200 at Dover, topping his best previous finish, which was 8th at Kansas.
Jack Sprague held off his Kevin Harvick Inc. racing teammate, Ron Hornaday, to finish second, while Travis Kvapil finished fourth, and last week’s race winner, …read more

KHI Sports a 1-2 Finish in Kansas

April 27, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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KHI Sports a 1-2 Finish in Kansas

The Kevin Harvick Inc. trucks of Ron Hornaday and Jack Sprague lined up 1st and 3rd for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday evening, and once the green dropped, the KHI drivers flexed that muscle that everyone expected from the organization at the start of the season.
Horndaday – the defending Craftsman Truck Series champion – went virtually untouched the entire day, giving up the lead only three times, each of which was under caution. Hornaday led an impressive 136 of the 167 laps, and beat Sprague back to the line on the final lap by a …read more

NASCAR Taketh Away

April 24, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

NASCAR Taketh Away

Peyton Sellers won the season-opening Camping World East Series event this past weekend at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, SC for Andy Santerre Motorsports. Following the race, however, NASCAR officials found that the 16-year-old’s car was in possession of an illegal shock, and NASCAR in turn stripped him of his victory. This is the first time in recent memory that I believe NASCAR has stripped a driver in any series of a win for any rules infraction, but the team definitely feels like they’re being made an example of.
Santerre said to reporters, “Needless to say we are shocked and disappointed. We …read more

3-Peat is in the Works

September 30, 2007 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

3-Peat is in the Works

So, why exactly does it appear that Tony Stewart could be in line for his third Cup Championship in just six years?  Stewart has a history of being one of the hottest drivers this time of the year every season, and 2007’s not looking much different.  Despite leading the most laps on the circuit in the early portion of the year, various on track mishaps and mechanical failures prevented the driver of the no. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet from picking up what appeared to be inevitable victories.  Stewart finally broke his string of bad luck on July 15 when he …read more

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