Articles tagged Mike Helton

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Gordon Kirby

United colours of NASCAR NASCAR’s top teams have formed Race Team Alliance (RTA) to “explore common interests, reduce costs and collaborate on initiatives to promote and expand NASCAR”. Traditionally, NASCAR has always been firmly opposed to unions of drivers or team owners and RTA’s creation marks the first time in the series’ history that teams will be represented by a formal organisation. RTA...

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Tomorrow's world

For better or worse, stock car racing’s unloved ‘spec car’ has arrived By Gordon Kirby Over the course of last season, NASCAR phased in a new standard ‘spec’ car, called, to amusement from some quarters, the ‘Car of Tomorrow’ (CoT). Its arrival probably represents the biggest single change in NASCAR’s long and successful history, yet the move to the larger, taller car has been criticised by...

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Rubbin's racin'...

If there’s an essential art to stock car racing it’s using the fender. Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt was a master of the art, winning quite a few races over the years by employing the technique. Earnhardt was known first as ‘Ironhead’ and then took on the mantle of ‘The Intimidator’, the man in the black No3. That image was the source of Earnhardt’s legendary popularity and the master...

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