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Robert Holman

Robert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
October 28, 2010

The cost of a tire rule

thesportswire.net

As I labored over a few non-beadlock wheels in sweltering 95-degree Tennessee heat a few months back, I realized that tire rules aren’t all that fun. Tire rules are supposed to save race teams money, but sometimes I wonder if that hasn’t backfired.

As far as the expense goes, while everyone points out all the tires these professionals have in their trailer, have you seen the number of wheels they carry with them?

Yes, you can use the wheels over again, but damn, those guys carry a lot of MORE

October 13, 2010

NASCAR's reach

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After taking in the 40th annual World 100 this year, it’s obvious that the influence NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has had at venerable old Eldora Speedway since purchasing the speedplant from long-time owner and promoter Earl Baltes. It was my first trip to Eldora since 2000, when I attended both The Million and World 100.

The changes and improvements from a decade ago are obvious — not that there was anything wrong with what Earl had been doing at the historic half-mile Ohio oval while MORE

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