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Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Just a few weeks after a congressional effort narrowly failed that would have prohibited military sports-related sponsorships, Hendrick Motorsports announced on Friday that the National Guard will continue its relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and remain on his No. 88 Chevrolet through at least 2013.
Prior to the [...]

‘Buck’ Not About Bucks; He Was About The Wins
Monday, 13 Aug, 2012 – 17:13 | 4 Comments
‘Buck’ Not About Bucks; He Was About The Wins

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When the news came that Charles Leroy “Buck” Simmons, one of the greatest short track drivers who ever lived, had died at the relatively young age of 66, my mind wandered back to a Friday night some years back, to a race at a track called Highway 106 Speedway in [...]

Edwards Enjoys Reliving Old Times With Old Pals
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2012 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Edwards Enjoys Reliving Old Times With Old Pals

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Relegated to the role of spectator, Carl Edwards reported that he was warmly greeted in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage as the weekend began at Watkins Glen International.
“We haven’t been on the track yet, so they’re all pretty happy to see me. So that’s good,” Edwards [...]

Gordon Hopes To Re-Open The Old Road Show
Saturday, 11 Aug, 2012 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Gordon Hopes To Re-Open The Old Road Show

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon doesn’t spend time thumbing through his back pages, so the four Sprint Cup Series victories he has scored at Watkins Glen International are little more than a rainy day talking point in the summer of 2012.
“I’m very optimistic and excited about this [...]

Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With two victories already bagged, and with a third victory and history-making sweep of the NHRA’s legendary Western Swing perhaps just 17 seconds away, Antron Brown was ready for THE question. And his answer was yes.
And no.
Yes, Brown – who, with four round victories on Sunday in the O’Reilly Northwest [...]

Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory

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Jimmie Johnson broke away from the field after a restart with 20 laps to go and went on to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s fourth at the Brickyard, tying him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the most at the 2.5-mile flat track. It was [...]

Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Penske Cars Sweep Inaugural Indy Nationwide Race
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Penske Cars Sweep Inaugural Indy Nationwide Race

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Roger Penske’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway magic trickled down to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Saturday as his cars finished first and second in the inaugural NNS race at IMS.
Brad Keselowski won the race and Sam Hornish Jr. finished second in Penske Racing Dodges.
The victory by Keselowski gives Penske his first NASCAR victory at the iconic speedway [...]

Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk
Thursday, 26 Jul, 2012 – 9:10 | 7 Comments
Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s becoming an annual rite of mid-summer: Cruise the Internet and read columns and blogs and Tweets about how the Brickyard 400 has become dung and that it’s time to shut it down. One of those babies popped up at the top of the Google search just this morning.
They’ll continue [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves held off Takuma Sato by .8367 of a second to win the caution-free IZOD IndyCar Series’ Edmonton Indy on the 13-turn, 2.224-mile temporary airport circuit on Sunday afternoon.
Will Power, who started 17th because of a 10-grid spot penalty for an unapproved engine change, charged to third and Graham Rahal tied his [...]