Carl Edwards Is “Singing in the (Texas) Rain”

Clean air was all it took for Carl Edwards to stretch out his lead and turn it into a win on Sunday night. After a 5 hour rain delay and over 30 minutes of the cars running at caution speed to help dry the track, Edwards handily won the rain-shortened race. Had the race stayed green, there was little doubt about the outcome. Joey Logano led a race high 178 laps and ultimately finished 2nd, but he did not have the speed Edwards had when it counted most.

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Jimmie Johnson Gets to Race for 7th Title

Jimmie Johnson gets to run for his 7th title after winning at Martinsville for the ninth time. The win put the rest of the garage on notice that the 6-time champ isn’t going away anytime soon. He will vie for title number 7, putting him a tie for career Cup championships with The King and The Intimidator.

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RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: Trans Am’s 1966 Pan-American Endurance Race (Part 2 of 3)

The next weekend John McComb was racing again. The Trans-Am Series Six-Hour Pan-American Endurance Race was to be held at Green Valley Raceway in Texas. The sanctioning body mandated a second driver for each team due to the length of the event. McComb chose veteran Brad Brooker, a successful club racer who had logged plenty of miles in the Group 2 notchback’s nearly identical twin, the Shelby GT350.

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Martin Truex, Jr. and “Encumbered Finishes”

Well if the 2016 Chase gives us anything new, it will be a new lexicon for future Chase events. And by that I mean the new nascar encumbered finish. OK, this has been in the oft-unseen rulebook but we haven’t heard the term applied before. Webmaster note:  My apologies for the delay in publishing Chuck Abrams’ column.  Those of you who have been around a while know about my semi-frequent bouts of unemployment and the job search.  Ah, the life of an IT consultant!!!

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