Posts Tagged ‘NASCAR’

 

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 …

Stewart wins, while Johnson pads lead at Fontana

By JOHN MARSHALL on Oct. 10, 2010, at 6:45 p.m.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Stewart figured the only way to work his way back from a big hole to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship was to chip away. He took one small step last week by finishing fourth at Kansas and took a huge one at …

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 …

Patrick nabs top-10 NASCAR finish

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:24 p.m.
DOVER, Del. — Danica Patrick can boast a top-10 finish in NASCAR on her expanding resume. Patrick finished sixth in the K&N Pro Series East race Friday at Dover International Speedway for her first career top-10 finish in NASCAR. “I learned a lot. I’m pleased and thankful that the team …

Angry Bowyer: ‘I wouldn’t cheat’ for victory

By Dave Barber on Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:11 p.m.
DOVER, Del. — Clint Bowyer’s car flunked inspection and few around the garage are buying his alibi. Bowyer is sticking to his story. He gave a defiant defense of his Chase-opening victory on Friday, saying he “wouldn’t cheat” to win a race after his car failed a follow-up inspection. If …

Angry Bowyer: ‘I wouldn’t cheat’ for victory

By Dave Barber on Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:11 p.m.
DOVER, Del. — Clint Bowyer’s car flunked inspection and few around the garage are buying his alibi. Bowyer is sticking to his story. He gave a defiant defense of his Chase-opening victory on Friday, saying he “wouldn’t cheat” to win a race after his car failed a follow-up inspection. If …

Jimmie Johnson takes pole at Dover

By Dave Barber on Sept. 24, 2010, at 8:52 p.m.
DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson is back on top, shaking off a poor finish in the Chase opener to take the pole at Dover International Speedway on Friday. The four-time defending Cup champion turned a lap of 155.736 mph at one of his favorite tracks. Johnson has five career wins …

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 …

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 …
 
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