Stories by Don Coble

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Surgery delayed by finish Monday

Denny Hamlin was supposed to be in surgery Monday morning to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but rain on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway pushed it back to Monday night.
By Don Coble

NASCAR Newsmaker: Denny Hamlin

After winning Monday's rain-delayed Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin talked about the resurgence of his Joe Gibbs Racing team.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paybacks part of racing

As long as cars are fueled by gasoline and drivers are fueled by emotions and egos, retaliation will be a big, and sometimes necessary, part of the sport.
By Don Coble

NASCAR newsmaker: Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson won for the third time in five races Sunday when a final pit stop decision to change four tires gave him the traction needed to win at Bristol.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bristol changes turn up the heat

Races at Bristol Motor Speedway are known for being tough on a driver's patience and even tougher on their race cars. Now the track itself is getting into the action.
By Don Coble

NASCAR newsmaker: Junior Johnson

Legendary driver/car owner Junior Johnson is 78, but he's hardly slowing down. He visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway to talk about his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Youth movement in NASCAR is over

HAMPTON, Ga. --- Sponsors no longer want a fresh face; they want somebody who knows how to win.
By Don Coble

NASCAR newsmaker: Steve Addington

Steve Addington won more races than any other crew chief in the past two years, but that wasn't good enough for Kyle Busch.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Edwards placed on probation by NASCAR

By putting Carl Edwards on probation for the next three races, NASCAR on Tuesday stood by its edict to let the Sprint Cup Series garage area police itself.
By Don Coble

Monday, March 8, 2010

Edwards pushes limits of policy

After Carl Edwards flipped Brad Keselowski's car on Sunday, NASCAR was left with defining how much is too much for on-track turf wars.
By Don Coble

Extra laps can't deny Busch a victory

Kurt Busch survived a couple of overtime restarts and 16 extra laps to take the win Sunday.
By Don Coble

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Johnson clearly ahead of competition

Jimmie Johnson is experiencing NASCAR's long, sordid history of condemning domination.
By Don Coble

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bumpy track is built for speed

HAMPTON, Ga. --- The most treacherous 1.54 miles in all of racing is the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Montoya angry with teammate after crash

Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray are on the same race team. That doesn't mean they have to like each other.
By Don Coble

Johnson roars to victory in Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson proved his skill, not luck, is the main reason why he's won two of the first three races of the season.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

NASCAR's baby boom is on track

There is a baby boom in the Sprint Cup Series. Chad Edwards should be the next driver to celebrate, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon.
By Don Coble

California track fighting to remain relevant

Auto Club Speedway might lose one of its two annual races, but it won't be without a fight.
By Don Coble

NASCAR newsmaker: Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton is one of three drivers at Richard Childress Racing who has benefited from the company's turnaround.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

For drivers, season starts today

The Auto Club 500 today is the second race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
By Don Coble
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