Race Weekend Central

Holding a Pretty Wheel: When Is a Fight Not a Fight? Only When It’s Between NASCAR Cup Drivers

Fight! There’s one word that’s sure to send people flocking to a scene, and last Saturday, they flocked to pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, specifically to the immediate vicinity of David Starr’s truck. There were several reasons for the sudden congregation. Todd Bodine’s team hurried to the scene to… well, start the fight. …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson and Ron Hornaday Jr. Look to Win Big in Vegas

As the Craftsman Truck Series rolls into Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, all eyes will be on points leaders Johnny Benson and Ron Hornaday Jr. The two are separated by just 74 points going into the first of four intermediate tracks left on the schedule. Last season, Hornaday Jr. led Mike Skinner by 29 …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Ron Hornaday’s Testosterone Use – The Story That Should Have Never Been Told

As the media fanfare surrounding the first race of the 10-event Chase for the Sprint Cup heated up last week, news that defending Craftsman Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. had used steroids stole the headlines. Not just motorsports headlines, mind you… sports headlines, period. ESPN the Magazine broke the story that three-time CTS champion …

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Mirror Driving: Biffle Breaks Out, Is Busch a Bust? & the Trucks Brawl

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Ren Jonsin (Co-Publisher) Tom Bowles (Editor-In-Chief; Mondays/Bowles-Eye View & Wednesdays/Did You Notice?) …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Classic ESPN Speed World Links Past Success, Failure With Present Coverage

Despite all of the resources and talent ESPN possesses, its 2008 NASCAR coverage has been less than spectacular at best. Some moves made in preparation for and during the season – like replacing Rusty Wallace with Dale Jarrett in the booth – have proven to be ingenius, especially since Wallace seems to fit in well …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

1. Not Keepin’ Up With the Times – This past week, Kyle Petty took on NASCAR for not being able to control the number of teams an owner operates, as well as keeping a level playing field for smaller organizations. Petty cited the recent alliance of Stewart-Haas Racing with Hendrick Motorsports as an example, nicknaming …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 at Loudon

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.960 seconds ahead of Johnny Benson to win the Camping World RV Sales 200 Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The driver of the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet held off a hard-charging Benson in a three-lap shootout to win his second …

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David Starr Driver Diary: Thoughts & Prayers With Those on the Texas Coast

It has been a frustrating few weeks for myself and my Red Horse Racing team. My No. 11 Toyota Tundra has been awesome and we’ve been running top 10, but at both Bristol and Gateway, we were involved in wrecks that ruined our potential top-10 finishes. It seems we’ve had this monkey on our backs …

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Mirror Driving: Richmond Renaissance, Dangerous Chasers & Doomsday for Dodge?

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Vito Pugliese (Tuesdays/Voice of Vito) Matt Taliaferro (Thursdays/Fanning the Flames) Amy Henderson (Fridays/Holding a …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond

1. How Low? – “When times are tough, there are certain things that are lower on the priority list than others,” said Dodge Motorsports senior manager Mike Delahanty in announcing that the company would not support any Craftsman Truck Series teams beginning next year. Actually, the only truck team that the manufacturer still funds was …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Camping World 200 presented by Honda Power Equipment at Gateway

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.646 seconds ahead of Dennis Setzer to win the Camping World 200 presented by Honda Power Equipment Saturday afternoon at Gateway International Raceway. The driver of the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on lap 130 and led the …

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