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New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 19:23 | Comments Off
New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]

Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the [...]

Stewart Ignites Late-Race Fireworks In All-Star Race
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 17:24 | 2 Comments
Stewart Ignites Late-Race Fireworks In All-Star Race

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. –  After 90 laps of relatively uneventful, follow-the-leader racing in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s finest decided to put on a slam-bang show for the final 10 laps.
But it was Tony Stewart, with hardly a scratch on his car, who passed Matt Kenseth heading [...]

Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an [...]

Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dallas – When it comes to the manly art of cooking, Helio Castroneves has more in common with Chef Boyardee than Chef Stephan Pyles.
“The only thing I am good at making at a restaurant is reservations,” Castroneves said Monday afternoon, two days removed from qualifying on-pole for the 93rd Indianapolis [...]

Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride

By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with [...]

It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 15:40 | 2 Comments
It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If you were a NASCAR fan in 2003, if you were one of those lunatics whom the straight world looked down upon with a roll of the eyes because you enjoyed watching loud, dirty cars go around in circles for hours on end and then could not wait until the [...]

Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]

Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 8:45 | One Comment
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]

Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:10 | 3 Comments
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, with its skyscraper banking, oxygen-sucking speeds and 200-mph traffic jams, has always been a beast of a different breed.
It’s the one track that keeps drivers awake the night before a race.
At 2.66 miles Talladega the biggest, baddest slab of asphalt in NASCAR. Predictably, after last Sunday’s wild crash-o-rama, [...]