TEAMMATES BATTLE ON AND OFF THE TRACK

There is a story line that has become increasingly common on NASCAR’s Cup tour in 2010. Teammates racing each other hard, having an on-track incident, and not being happy about it after the fact.The lack of love lost between drivers in the same stable has boiled over and the public has seen the steam. Jimmie Johnson did not raise his status on Jeff Gordon’s Christmas card list after the pair rubbed each other the wrong way during the April race in Texas.  The Hendrick Motorsport ...

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TEMPERS BOILED AT POCONO

“His wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him what to do. It’s probably not his fault,” said Joey Logano about Kevin Harvick.“I hardly talk to A.J. anyway. I don’t think I’ll talk to him about this,” said Kasey Kahne about A.J. Allmendinger.Logano and Kahne were two angry drivers over what happened in the final stages of Pocono’s NASCAR Cup Series race. A spin by Logano with slightly over a lap remaining set up a green-white-checkered ...

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ALLMENDINGER FLASHES PETTY COLORS

Watching Dover’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race brought back a pleasant sight. The usual sights were in order naturally. Kyle Busch claiming another win, a strong performance by Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick finishing well for Richard Childress Racing. The image I ended the day with was a competitive run by A.J. Allmendinger sporting a Richard Petty throwback paint scheme. I grew up as a Petty fan. When I was first exposed to motorsports as a young boy in the 1970s, my driver to root for w ...

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OPEN WHEEL POWER SHINES AT ATLANTA

 Kurt Busch won the spring Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. He did it with a new crew chief, but the same car owner. Roger Penske strolled to victory lane on a day when the influence of single-seat and open cockpit racing became evident at the finish.  Penske, or "The Captain" as he is known around racing circuits, is synonymous with motorsports success. He has many owner trophies from NASCAR and even more from various Indycar-style series.& ...

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