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Nashville Opts Out Of NASCAR
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 10:51 | 3 Comments
Nashville Opts Out Of NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – Dover Motorsports has announced it will seek no NASCAR races next year for Nashville Superspeedway and will “evaluate all options for the track, including its possible sale.”
The track, located in Gladeville, Tenn., 40 miles east of Nashville, has struggled with attendance since opening in 2001.
Should Dover sell the [...]

Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 8:05 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – The corn dog looked bigger that the arm of the little kid who was holding it. With it’s popsicle stick at the bottom and thick layer of deep-fried golden corn batter, the corn dog looked both longer and meatier that the little arm.
And neither the 90-plus-degree heat, [...]

Smokin’ Hot Preacher Is Welcome To Come Back
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 7:16 | 6 Comments
Smokin’ Hot Preacher Is Welcome To Come Back

Nashville – The pit-road preacher who gave perhaps the most memorable invocation in NASCAR history will have a chance for an encore performance.
Cliff Hawks, VP/GM of Nashville Superspeedway, says pastor Joe Nelms “will definitely be invited back next year.”
Nelms is minister of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tenn., located a few miles from the Superspeedway [...]

Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2011 – 22:16 | Comments Off
Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Brad Keselowski jumped ahead of Rickey Stenhouse Jr. on a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win the Kroger 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday night.
It was the second victory of the season for Keselowski, who won the series championship last season. [...]

Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]

Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He
Tuesday, 26 Jul, 2011 – 7:30 | One Comment
Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede – A closer look at last weekend’s racin:
As John Force’s 2011 dry spell stretched from spring into summer, he thought he had looked everywhere for its causes. It took Robert Hight, his teammate and company president, to point out one last place where Force had not [...]

Edwards Rocks Nashville
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 21:02 | Comments Off
Edwards Rocks Nashville

Carl Edwards easily overcame an early speeding penalty and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday night.
The victory was the second this year for Edwards at the Nashville track. It was the fifth of the season for Edwards and gave him his 10th top-10 finish in NNS.
He led 125 of [...]

Keselowski Wins NNS Pole
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 17:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins NNS Pole

RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski was quickest in qualifying Saturday afternoon and will start Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway from the pole.
Keselowski’s fast lap was at 155.447 mph.
Second will be Steve Wallace while Carl Edwards will start third in the Federated Auto Parts 300.
Austin Dillon, who won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at [...]

Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 11:31 | One Comment
Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tenn. – Talented young Tennessee racer Trevor Bayne says he has had no recurring problems from the mysterious illness that sidelined him earlier in the season.
“I feel fine, no problems at all,” Bayne said Friday at Nashville Superspeedway, where he will compete in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.
“I’m scheduled to go [...]

Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2011 – 6:11 | 2 Comments
Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th

Loudon, NH – Mark Martin congratulated Kyle Busch after the younger driver matched his record of 49 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Then he smiled and, speaking into a microphone that carried his words to the crowd at the track and to those watching the ESPN telecast, said, “And don’t [...]