“We will put it back in the hands of drivers, and we will say ‘Boys, have at it and have a good time,’” Vice President of Competition for NASCAR Robin Pemberton said.
Careful what you wish for, NASCAR, because you just might get it. After deciding to lift restrictions off bump-drafting and increasing horsepower at the start of the season, Nascar may have given way for a little revenge on the track. At least that’s what it looks like after watching Carl Edwards graze Brad Keselowski’s car and send him flying through the air at the Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday.
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Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are quickly turning the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship into their own private duel.
A two-tire stop for Johnson paid off with a victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, making the Chase a virtual dead heat at the top between the reigning champion and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and friend.
Johnson and Gordon, who came into the Pep Boys Auto 500 separated by 53 points, both struggled with the handling on their Chevrolets most of the day. But, (...)