Posts Tagged ‘Auto racing’

 

Gordon on pole at Charlotte; Johnson to start 10th

By MIKE CRANSTON on Oct. 14, 2010, at 8:55 p.m.
CONCORD, N.C. — Jeff Gordon’s long winless streak is well documented. His season-long drought without a pole drew less attention. Gordon never thought after a poor practice session Thursday that later that night he’d snap out of his qualifying funk. But after recovering with a speedy lap of 191.544 mph …

Patrick won’t be intimidated running NASCAR

By MIKE CRANSTON on Oct. 14, 2010, at 5:20 p.m.
CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick was giddy Thursday as she recalled racing go-karts as a teenager at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She remembered where she registered, the spot where the trailers entered — and how she once wrecked a young Sam Hornish Jr. Patrick wanted to make it clear that when …

Biffle wins Kansas to keep Sprint Cup hopes alive

By JENNA FRYER on Oct. 03, 2010, at 4:25 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Greg Biffle refused to dismiss his title chances despite two poor races to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He needed to start winning races, though, and that’s exactly what he did Sunday. Biffle clawed his way back into the title picture on …

Santerre provides lesson to Patrick

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 01, 2010, at 8:25 p.m.
Cherryfield’s Andy Santerre has done of lot of things in auto racing. He has been a successful driver, winning a Nationwide Series race and notching four straight K&N Pro Series East (formerly Busch North/East) points championships. He has been a productive crew chief and team owner [Andy Santerre Motorsports] and …

Patient Martin picks spots, waits for openings, and wins

By Tom Hale on Sept. 28, 2010, at 9:26 p.m.
The stands are empty and the roar of racing engines has faded as the second annual Spud 150 is in the books. This year's edition was dedicated to the memory of John Phippen Jr., driver of Late Model Stock car No. 59, who passed away earlier this summer. The pole …

Moulton captures Unity track title

BDN staff and wire reports on Sept. 27, 2010, at 9:42 p.m.
UNITY — Fairfield’s Jeff Burgess earned his fourth Late Model feature victory while Frank Moulton of Burnham finished 10th to claim his third straight Unity Raceway track championship over the weekend. Ed Drake of Vassalboro finished second to Burgess followed by Poncho Darveau of Chelsea, Markus Lowe of Jackson and …

Brackett gains valuable experience from Baineys

By Alex Barber on Sept. 20, 2010, at 8:31 p.m.
LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner Dale Brackett of Strong got the learning experience he was seeking. “These guys really taught us a lot,” said Brackett of the Bainey family, who agreed to join Brackett Family Motorsports for the race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Communication, …

Willette captures Spud’s Late Model Sportsman feature

BDN staff reports on Sept. 19, 2010, at 9:56 p.m.
CARIBOU -Jeff Willette of Presque Isle beat Fort Fairfield’s Therran MacDougal to the line to win the Late Model Sportsman feature Saturday at Spud Speedway. Deane Smart of Bradley finished third followed by Chris Pangburn of Easton and Limestone’s Jerry Williams. Other Spud Results Young Guns: 1. Adam Williams (Limestone), …

Bowyer snaps 88-race drought in Chase opener

The Associated Press on Sept. 19, 2010, at 7:49 p.m.
LOUDON, N.H. — As the last seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Clint Bowyer didn’t land on many lists of legitimate title contenders. Bowyer wasn’t mentioned in the same breath as four-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson, and that spotlight on favorites Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick never …

Clark driving toward third straight PASS title

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 16, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
Hallowell’s Johnny Clark was optimistic at the outset of the season. He was the defending two-time Pro All-Stars Series Super Late Model North Division points champion and was seeking to become the tour’s first driver to win three in a row. He was also looking to become the first driver …

Bainey to give Brackett's team a boost

By Alex Barber on Sept. 15, 2010, at 6:56 p.m.
Strong's Dale Brackett has discovered just how hard it is to run his own team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He attempted to qualify for races at Martinsville (Va.) and O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, only to be sent home before each race. "It's been really tough," said …

Bainey to give Brackett’s team a boost

By Alex Barber on Sept. 15, 2010, at 6:56 p.m.
Strong's Dale Brackett has discovered just how hard it is to run his own team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He attempted to qualify for races at Martinsville (Va.) and O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, only to be sent home before each race. "It's been really tough," said …

Merritt must make changes at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 14, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.
It was a trying year at Hermon’s Speedway 95. A driver and a spectator were banned for life, the track was sold, then unsold, and a popular racing icon, John Phippen Jr. of Town Hill, collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack after the season’s final race. Speedway 95 …
 
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