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Terry Labonte: The Ice Man goeth
By Mike Harris
Auto Racing Editor
First, he was Texas Terry, the smooth, young driver from Corpus Christi with all the potential in the world. Then he became the Ice Man, known for his cool demeanor and unflappable personality.
Chase too close to call; 4 races left
HAMPTON, Ga. — Even Mark Martin is feeling optimistic these days. The longtime NASCAR star heads into Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway seventh in the season standings, 96 points behind leader Matt Kenseth with four races remaining in the Chase for the championship.
Johnson back in title hunt; Chase driver capsules
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is back in the hunt for the Nextel Cup title after being written off after the first round of the Chase for the championship.
Grown-up Gordon reunites with Ford
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Robby Gordon readily admits his first stint with the Ford Motor Co. didn’t end well, when he embarrassed the manufacturer by kicking at its blue oval logo on national television after one of its engines failed in his car.
Burton maintains lead in NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup
Jeff Burton maintained his lead in the NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup championship with a total of 5,511 points. Denny Hamlin is 69 points behind.
Burton leads in NASCAR's Chase points for 1st time since 1999
Jeff Burton made a big jump up the ladder in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup to move into first place. It's the first time he's been on top of the points race since 1999.
Top 10 in Chase for the Cup
Matt Kenseth leads the Top 10 drivers who will be competing during the season's final races in the NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.
Heart problems don't slow race driver Muldoon
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — When Shawn Muldoon slips behind the wheel of his 900-horsepower supermodified and goes racing, he never thinks about what could happen.
After blowing two engines, Marlin leaves Watkins Glen frustrated
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — After blowing an engine in practice and another while qualifying, Sterling Marlin was more than ready to say goodbye to Watkins Glen International.
Sharon Speedway history in print
By Cary Snyder
Herald Staff Writer
Ron Pollock spent countless hours reading newspaper archives and pouring over microfilm to compile information on the races that have been held at the Sharon Speedway since it opened in 1931.
Stewart needs to practice what he preaches
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Tony Stewart is many things, but the Emily Post of NASCAR etiquette is most certainly not one of them. Stewart wants to preach a give-and-take attitude on the race track. Yet when it comes time to practice it, NASCAR’s champion only wants to take as much as he can get.
Childress team is surging
By MIKE HARRIS
AP Motorsports Writer
Richard Childress never got to the point where he hated coming to the race track, but there were times in the past five years when he rather would have been hunting or fishing.
Stewart suddenly in Chase trouble
Tony Stewart once said he should be fired if he failed to make NASCAR’s Chase for the championship.
5 ways to make The Chase better
By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Less than three years into the Chase for the championship, NASCAR chairman Brian France wants to tweak his title-crowning format.
NASCAR format to be changed
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France promised slight changes to the sport’s championship format, hoping to add more drama to the 10-race title hunt.
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