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Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
Friday, 11 Jun, 2010 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby

Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion [...]

Colin Braun Back In No. 16
Wednesday, 9 Jun, 2010 – 18:00 | One Comment
Colin Braun Back In No. 16

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Colin Braun will make his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky Speedway after giving way to new teammate Brian Ickler for two races.
This is Braun’s first time back in the car after a 10th-place finish at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago, his highest finish of the season. Last weekend, Braun practiced the [...]

Petree Not A Big Fan Of Starting And Parking
Tuesday, 8 Jun, 2010 – 7:03 | 8 Comments
Petree Not A Big Fan Of Starting And Parking

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – ESPN commentator Andy Petree thinks its time for NASCAR to take the “start” out of start-and-park racing.
“I hate it and I don’t think it should be permitted,” Petree said in response to a question about the controversial practice prior to last week’s Nationwide Series race in Nashville.
“I guess if [...]

Practice Makes Perfect For Keselowski
Saturday, 5 Jun, 2010 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Practice Makes Perfect For Keselowski

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – Extra effort paid off for Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski said coming in for a Friday practice session in preparation for Saturday night’s Nationwide race at Nashville Supespeedway – while two other Sprint Cup double-dippers elected to skip it and remain at Pocono – helped propel him to victory in the [...]

Woody: Nashville Team Smokin’ – For Now
Saturday, 5 Jun, 2010 – 11:09 | One Comment
Woody: Nashville Team Smokin’ – For Now

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Is a promising season for Baker Curb Racing about to go up in smoke?
Maybe that’s not the correct term, since it’s “smokeless” that’s the issue.
A federal ban on smokeless tobacco advertising by sports teams goes into effect June 22 and will cost the Nashville-based team its Red Man Tobacco [...]

Nationwide Point Standings About To Scramble
Friday, 4 Jun, 2010 – 18:41 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Point Standings About To Scramble

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – Come late Saturday night, look for the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings to experience a major shakeup about the same time the Grand Ole Opry closes up shop across town for the umpteenth time.
Four of the top 10 drivers in NASCAR’s junior circuit will skip Saturday evening’s [...]

Woody: Kenny Wallace Is A Gush Of Fresh Air
Friday, 4 Jun, 2010 – 7:16 | One Comment
Woody: Kenny Wallace Is A Gush Of Fresh Air

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – I’d forgotten how much fun it can be to talk to a NASCAR driver who seems to enjoy the company, and how simple and easy it is when you don’t have to hack your way through layers of PR guardians.
I got a reminder the other day when Kenny Wallace [...]

Villeneuve Hired By Braun
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 10:26 | One Comment
Villeneuve Hired By Braun

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Braun Racing has announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series’ inaugural event at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) and at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.
Villeneuve earned his first career CART Series win at Elkhart Lake and the return [...]

Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 16:07 | Comments Off
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was [...]

Ickler To Get First Roush Start
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Ickler To Get First Roush Start

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Brian Ickler will make his Roush Fenway Racing debut this weekend in the Tech-net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway driving the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion. It is Ickler’s fourth career Nationwide Series start, but his first at the 1.5-mile track.
Ickler takes the place of Colin Braun, who was taken out of the truck after [...]