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Richard Childress Reflects On Initial Hall of Fame Class, Earnhardt

Richard Childress visited the media center at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon to field questions about his nomination to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the selection of Dale Earnhardt to the inaugural class. The press conference was hosted by Winston Kelly, the president of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Childress owned six of the cars that Dale Earnhardt drove to championships and 67 of his career victories. “I really was surprised because there are so many great pioneers from the ... Read More »

NASCAR Banking 500 Final Practice recap

We’ve heard this story before, but Jimmie Johnson was the dominant car for the last time the cars will be on the track before the race this weekend. With the track cooling down and the grip increasing, the speeds actually went up, and Johnson’s time differential was still basically a tens of a second. . Johnson ran a 29.114 second lap for a speed of 185.478. Mark Martin continued the Hendrick domination again this weekend, following Johnson in yet another session with a 29.213 second lap at 184.849. Denny Hamlin came home third fastest in the session clocking a 29.239 second lap at 184.685. Read More »

NASCAR Banking 500 Practice 2 recap

In a continuation of the first practice and qualifying from yesterday, Jimmie Johnson was the fastest driver in the second practice this weekend for the NASCAR Banking 500. Johnson laid down a lap of 28.852 seconds on his very first lap on the track, which correlates to a 187.162 Miles per hour lap. Johnson has been unheaded all weekend at Charlotte. Also continuing the theme of the weekend, Mark Martin was second fastest in the second practice. After being second fastest in the first practice, and qualifying on the outside of the front row during last night’s time trials, Martin was once again the bridesmaid with a lap of 29.065 seconds and a speed of 185.790 Miles per hour. While the two Hendrick drivers are the class of the field so far this weekend, Johnson is clearly the superior. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Las Vegas 350

Tracking the Trucks : Las Vegas 350

*In a Nutshell:* Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag 2.474 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Sauter took the lead for the final time with 17 laps remaining and never looked back on the way to his first career Camping World Truck Series win. Jason White, Todd Bodine and Timothy Peters rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Heluva Good! 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.560 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Busch took the lead during a round of green flag pit stops in the late stages of the race, and never looked back despite having to face a restart with seven laps remaining. Kevin Harvick, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Ron Hornaday, Jr. had a fast truck Saturday afternoon, and proved it by leading 101 of the 200 laps. With 65 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 33 Copart Chevrolet had built up a nearly two second lead over Kyle Busch in second. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Copart 200

Tracking the Trucks: Copart 200

*In a Nutshell:* Mike Skinner took the checkered flag 0.285 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon. Skinner took the lead after NASCAR black-flagged Matt Crafton for rough driving inside ten laps remaining after Crafton helped cause two wrecks which eliminated several top contenders. Skinner was then able to hold off Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish for his third win of the season. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* As has been the case through most races this season, Hornaday, Jr. again had the strongest truck on the track. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : EnjoyIllinois.com 225

Tracking the Trucks : EnjoyIllinois.com 225

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.580 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch took the lead for the final time with 19 laps remaining on the way to scoring his fourth win in ten starts this season. Colin Braun, Rick Crawford, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started in the fourth position and wasted no time working his way to the front. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Toyota Tundra 200

Tracking the Trucks : Toyota Tundra 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.944 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Hornaday, Jr. again appeared to have the most dominant truck on the track, and easily held on to lead through a green-white-checkered finish. Colin Braun, Timothy Peters, and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Despite having the hood up on the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet prior to the pace laps, Ron Hornaday, Jr. made no secret of the fact that he had a very strong truck. He first took the lead on lap 34 when then-leader Timothy Peters got stuck behind the truck of Stacy Compton. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.202 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider Friday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday, Jr. held off a late race charge from Skinner, who had a fresh set of tires, to score his record fourth consecutive Truck Series win. Aric Almirola, Dennis Setzer and Colin Braun rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. Hornaday, Jr. qualified his No. 33 VFW.org Chevrolet in the fourth position after running fourth in the final practice session. The driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet led twice for a total of 67 laps, the most of any driver, on the way to his 44th career Camping World Truck Series win. Read More »

Brickyard 400 – Race recap

The 16th running of the Brickyard 400 saw the first repeat winner of the event. Jimmie Johnson made a furious late race maneuver to get past Mark Martin on a restart and then held off the oldest pole winner in Speedway history to claim his second 400 in two years and third of his career. Johnson led 24 laps, the last 24 of the race, to claim the victory. It is Johnson’s 43 victory of his Sprint Cup career. Read More »