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Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and hung to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The finished capped an exciting final 50 or so laps which saw Keselowski and Busch exchange the lead a couple of times and attempt to exchanged it many more times.
The [...]

Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 16:20 | 8 Comments
Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Although NASCAR made no official response to Kyle Busch’s embarrassing guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 Nationwide victory at Nashville Superspeedway, it took notice.
“Mike Helton (NASCAR president) came up to me a few weeks later and said he appreciated how I handled it,” said Sam Bass, the renowned [...]

Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indy Racing League Notes and Quotes:
* IndyCar drivers will have a “push-to-pass” option at their fingertips when the series competes at Kentucky Speedway this weekend.
In addition to previously announced aerodynamic performance-related items, Honda Performance Development will introduce brief bursts of additional horsepower and 200 RPMs (to a 10,500 total) via [...]

McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 15:30 | Comments Off
McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday announced its 2010 Sprint Cup driver lineup and that Jamie McMurray will not be back as part of the lineup.
Instead, Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said that the hope is that McMurray and his team will be absorbed by Yates Racing, which is affiliated with [...]

Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship

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Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the [...]

Brown Sweeps Western Swing
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 20:30 | One Comment
Brown Sweeps Western Swing

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Sonoma, Calif. – Antron Brown became the seventh driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing by racing to victory Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
Tim Wilkerson, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Brown, who won at Denver [...]

Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Rich Feinberg has seen the rating numbers for television coverage of the first half of the Sprint Cup season. As vice president for motorsports at ESPN, it is his job to see and study those numbers. And yes, Feinberg says, they are disconcerting.
Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis [...]

All New Is Not All Good for RCR’s Bowyer
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 18:02 | Comments Off
All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the [...]

Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That [...]

Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there [...]