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  • MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

    Johnson overcomes deficit for title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson wasn’t the best all year. Not even close. When it mattered, though, he couldn’t be beat. For the fifth consecutive year.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010

    Now’s the time to drive, NASCAR contenders

    After all the talk, tweeting and obvious attempts at mind games, it’s time for NASCAR’s three title contenders to get serious about the tightest championship race in seven years. In …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

    Pit stop costs Hamlin

    Carl Edwards marked the end of a 70-race losing streak by climbing into the grandstands at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., for a raucous celebration with the fans. Denny …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010

    Johnson places hope in Phoenix

    AVONDALE, Ariz. – After the fireworks in Texas last weekend, Jimmie Johnson seems on the right track as he tries to pass Denny Hamlin for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

    Texas win changes up Chase with two races left

    A suffocatingly tight Chase race got a Texas-sized shake-up on Sunday. Denny Hamlin held off Matt Kenseth in a three-lap dash at the finish to win the AAA 500 at …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010

    Chase same after Talladega

    It was wild, all right, it just wasn’t decisive. NASCAR’s three title contenders left Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with their championship chances intact, as Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

    Talladega could be trouble

    Denny Hamlin wishes no ill will on Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He wants a clean race today, with no outside interference and an …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

    Gordon builds for future

    CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon has almost finished the lengthy process of building the North Carolina home where he plans to raise his children. That, team owner Rick Hendrick said, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

    Another Hamlin win at Martinsville closes gap on Johnson

    Denny Hamlin figured if he was going to make a run at Jimmie Johnson’s points lead, there was no better place to start than Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Hamlin passed Kevin …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

    McMurray spoils things for speedway leaders

    CONCORD, N.C. — Everyone was waiting for a wild card. What they didn’t see coming was a spoiler.


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010

    McMurray continues his rebound at Charlotte

    CONCORD, N.C. – Jamie McMurray’s career came full circle at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night, where he returned to Victory Lane eight years after grabbing his first win with …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010

    Don’t blame NASCAR ails on Johnson

    CONCORD, N.C. – There’s a theory that Jimmie Johnson is to blame for what ails NASCAR. Falling television ratings are because the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion kills the suspense …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

    Johnson extends Chase lead

    “Smoke” finally got his win in California. Jimmie Johnson could be ready to smoke the field again. Tony Stewart pulled away from Johnson on a late restart Sunday to win …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2010

    NASCAR’s Chase shapes up as chase

    LOS ANGELES – Now this is a chase. NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup title playoff this year is the closest it has been after three races, although Jimmie Johnson is …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

    Mica racer Kopp plans to call it a career after weekend race

    Professional AMA flat-track motorcycle rider Joe Kopp and fellow 41-year-old Brett Favre have something in common besides their age. Both desire to compete and win championships in a younger man’s …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010

    NASCAR chase tightens at Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Greg Biffle is back in the title hunt, and Jimmie Johnson has resumed his normal spot atop the NASCAR leaderboard. Kansas Speedway once again played a …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010

    Drivers know importance of Kansas oval

    There’s plenty of racing left to decide this season’s NASCAR champion, and a bad day at Kansas Speedway shouldn’t cripple a driver’s chances. But statistics show that today’s race at …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

    Up-and-coming drivers head to Yakima Classic

    Motorsports observers, those in the media and even causal race fans say that the hotbed of young driving talent is located in the Southeastern and Midwestern portions of the United …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

    Garber sets out to close deal at Stateline Speedway

    The Appleway Chevrolet Parts Center ICAR Late Model Series has its season finale this weekend with Dan Garber nursing a 14-point lead over the region’s breakthrough teenage driving talent, Blake …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010

    Racing program will supply boost to drivers

    A Southern California marketing company and Post Falls-based Competitive Edge Racing School are teaming up to provide a racing series in 2011 that rewards the overall winner with a ride …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

    ICAR, INSCA heats up at Stateline

    After a successful Idaho 200 weekend, Stateline Speedway continues its August racing schedule with the Appleway Chevrolet Parts Center ICAR Series and the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association. Dan Garber …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

    Austin, Thompson claim drag victories

    Mike Austin and Clint Thompson captured wins and took home trophies for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Thunderfest at Spokane County Raceway on Sunday. Mike Austin ran …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

    Biffle ends skid

    As he closed in on the finish line, Greg Biffle knew the only person worthy of dedicating this victory to at Pocono Raceway. “This one’s for Jack!” he said over …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

    Eagle’s Dillon captures Idaho 200

    Eagle native John Dillon became the first driver from the state of Idaho to win the NAPA Idaho 200 since 2003 winner Darren Ripinski, and in doing so stopped the …


  • MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

    Tire calls cost Montoya, help McMurray win

    Jamie McMurray followed teammate Juan Pablo Montoya around and around historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, almost resigned to settling for a second-place finish. McMurray had already won one big race this …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

    Victory Lane greets No. 3 again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt last drove his famed No. 3 to Victory Lane almost 10 years ago, at Talladega, in the final win of his illustrious career. He was …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010

    NASCAR needs to hear its fans

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR fans are reluctant to change, even when tweaks are made to grossly outdated policies and procedures. They like how things were done “in the old days” …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

    David Garber adds Montana to busy racing slate

    New chall- enges await three-time Inland Northwest Super Stock Association champion David Garber as he prepares to embark this weekend on a run for the Lucas Oil Super Late Model …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

    Caution boosts Denny Hamlin to first sweep at Darlington in 17 years

    DARLINGTON, S.C. – Denny Hamlin became the first driver in 17 years to sweep at Darlington Raceway, winning the Sprint Cup race Saturday night after late mistakes took Jeff Gordon …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

    Gordon, Johnson smooth over feud

    PHILADELPHIA – Jimmie Johnson walked onto a stage where some of his biggest fans got to ask questions of the four-time defending NASCAR champion. One of the easiest suddenly seemed …


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