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Drivers Concerned By Impending KHI Closure
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 7:31 | One Comment
Drivers Concerned By Impending KHI Closure

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick’s decision to no longer field teams in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series surprised some of his fellow drivers Friday while others said they were concerned about the signal it sends about the 17-year-old circuit.
“I think we’ve all seen it for the past few years that [...]

Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A controversy was stirred when four of eight NASCAR drivers blew off President Obama’s invitation to visit the White House Wednesday.
The President – having nothing better to do with soaring unemployment, roller-coaster stock markets, three wars, raging hurricanes, searing droughts and general turbulence from sea to shining sea – decided [...]

Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 14:43 | Comments Off
Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta

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Jeff Gordon held of Jimme Johnson to win the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race Tuesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Gordon, getting his third victory of the season, dominated early and then late to get the win. He led a race-best 146 laps. It was Gordon’s 85th victory in Cup – third most behind Richard Petty [...]

Antron Brown Is The Big Man At The ‘Big Go’
Monday, 5 Sep, 2011 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Is The Big Man At The ‘Big Go’

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Antron Brown beat Del Worsham in the final round to win his first Mac Tools U.S. Nationals championship on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
The victory in drag racing’s biggest event is a first for the Don Schumacher Racing driver in Top Fuel, though he had won before in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Also winning Monday [...]

Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It hasn’t been a call-the-Feds-worthy disappearance, but Ron Capps’ drop from sight on Sundays was sudden and mysterious. Fortunately for the 46-year-old NHRA Funny Car driver, it appears he is re-emerging and at exactly the right time.
When the pro cars fire up for the first round of qualifying tonight at [...]

Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol

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Brad Keselowski grabbed the lead on a restart with 89 laps to go and and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the third of the season for the Penske Racing driver and his second in the last four races. Between the [...]

Busch Wins “A Pretty Big One” At Bristol
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Busch Wins “A Pretty Big One” At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide Series crew chief Jason Ratcliff knew from the first time he met Kyle Busch the Nevada native would eventually earn a record 50 career victories in the NASCAR series. Busch accomplished the feat Friday night in his 219th race – the Food City [...]

Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]

Harvick Wins, Ponders 2012 For His Teams
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 0:43 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins, Ponders 2012 For His Teams

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kevin Harvick dominated Wednesday night’s O’Reilly 200 to collect his third straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, but the California native said he didn’t know what 2012 holds for Kevin Harvick Inc.
“For us, it has a lot to do with winning,” said Harvick, who led 103 [...]

Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – The biggest, most important struggle for Sprint Cup drivers these days is not to be No. 1 in points. It’s to get into the Chase. And for those who can’t get into the Chase on points, it’s to be in the top 20 with a victory or [...]