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Jimmie Johnson is Always a Champion

Jimmie Johnson won his 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in a row Sunday at Homestead-Miami speedway. Repeating a championship is tough enough as it is, and to do it 5 times in a row is simple unheard of. Jimmie and his team, especially crew chief Chad Knaus, are really a driving force to be reckoned with.

The Good Year Blimp: NASCAR's Biggest Overseer

It’s been as much a part of American motorsports as Richard Petty or the small-block Chevy V8. It’s the Goodyear blimp, circling up there a couple of thousand feet above the racetracks (and above other sports venues), providing an aerial platform for a television camera so we can get a bird’s-eye perspective of the action.

Long Range Investment Pays Off for Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest Formula 1 champion for Red Bull, a team that 14 years ago, when it put Vettel under contract at age nine, did not even exist.  Red Bull has long been considered the party guys of Formula 1, a team born out of Jackie Stewart's old squad.

Messing with a Mona Lisa

Phoenix International Raceway and parent company International Speedway Corporation are seriously considering reconfiguring the famous dogleg mile when the track is repaved after its February 2011 NASCAR race weekend.  

Please Help Shane Hmiel's Recovery

USAC racer (and former NASCAR driver) Shane Hmiel was involved in a violent qualifying accident for the SUMAR Classic at Terre Haute in early October.

Chevy to Give IndyCar a Pulse Again in 2012

Today's announcement about Chevy's return to IndyCar is a godsend for IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard.  It could represent the first domino in a sequence of events that sees more manufacturers join America's oldest form of racing, or it could be just a single, thank-you-Jesus moment that doubles the current number of carm

Who's on Your Mt. Rushmore of American Motorsports?

Let’s say we want to sculpt the Mt. Rushmore of American motorsports: Who do we include? On the one hand, there are the people who built the tracks and organized the races, people such as Big Bill France, Wally Parks, Tony Hulman (in Hulman’s case, it was a re-built of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) and… and here I have a problem as to the fourth and final member of this quartet.

Sunday's Race Recap: Everything is Bigger in Texas

Sundays's race at the Texas Motor Speedway had enough drama for a year's worth, especially if you are a NASCAR official. The story everyone thought was going to be the big one was quickly overshadowed by a fight between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton.

An Average Guy Learns to Race - Part 2

So, let's discuss my autocross events.  Thus far there have been three.  My first was with my local ("local" as in all of Arizona) and informal Corvette club, "Arizona Corvette Enthusiasts" or "ACE".  These folks are great and if I haven't mentioned it in this forum previously, go join a local car club. The informal ones are the best in my opinion.

Waiting Until Next Year ...

The season isn't even over yet and I am already going through the withdrawals, knowing that by the end of the month the 2010 season will be over. There will be no more NASCAR racing until February. It is already making me restless.
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