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Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts

RacinToday.com
NASCAR announced Friday the addition of double-file restarts – “Shootout Style” – throughout each race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Beginning next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the first- and second-place cars will line up side-by-side as the green flag is displayed for each restart.
Double-file restarts were introduced at the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race [...]

Edwards Gets First Nationwide Win
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 22:35 | Comments Off
Edwards Gets First Nationwide Win

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Carl Edwards got his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won the NorthernTool.com 250 at the Milwaukee Mile.
It was Edwards’ second-straight victory at the track.
Kyle Busch finished second. In doing so, he was able to retain his points lead in the series.
Asked if he was satisfied with his finish, [...]

Woody: Handful Of Morons Keep Reviving NASCAR Stereotypes
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 17:03 | 6 Comments
Woody: Handful Of Morons Keep Reviving NASCAR Stereotypes

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – I don’t know if a member of Rusty Wallace’s Nationwide Series team cast a “racist slur” toward a black driver following the June 7 race at Nashville Superspeedway or not.
But that’s what has been alleged, and we know that Wallace was furious over the incident and that the [...]

Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano may have saved the life of the trophy which goes along with winning at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night when he passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then hung on for the Nationwide Series victory.
The victory was the second straight at Kentucky for Logano and in [...]

GM Has Cutting Remarks For NASCAR
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 19:49 | 3 Comments
GM Has Cutting Remarks For NASCAR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The new General Motors will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a significantly reduced financial stake in NASCAR.
GM announced Friday it has cut off funding to its Chevrolet Racing teams in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, according to several published reports. Among the affected organizations are Kevin Harvick [...]

Woody: The Breath Of Fresh Air Needs A Tic Tac
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 17:15 | 7 Comments
Woody: The Breath Of Fresh Air Needs A Tic Tac

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, thought Kyle bashing his trophy to bits last Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway was “cool.”
Really? Then how about this: Let artist Sam Bass, who spent countless hours hand-painting the classic Gibson guitar, crash Kyle’s brand-new race car through [...]

Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended

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NASCAR announced today that Bryan Berry, crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended due to a rule violation that occurred during this past Saturday’s event at Nashville Superspeedway.
The car is driven by Brendan Gaughan and owned by Rusty Wallace Racing.
Berry was suspended for violating Section 12-1 [...]

Leffler Hoping to Run Over Cup Guys
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Leffler Hoping to Run Over Cup Guys

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Jason Leffler’s fifth-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, on top of his remarkable consistency so far this season, has created the possibility of a Nationwide Series points championship battle involving a driver who’s not also a full-time Sprint Cup competitor.
Leffler currently sits third, 188 points behind leader Kyle Busch [...]

Woody: Nashville Not Into Punk Rock; NASCAR Shouldn’t Be Either
Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2009 – 13:30 | 15 Comments
Woody: Nashville Not Into Punk Rock; NASCAR Shouldn’t Be Either

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – There’s a catch-all clause in the NASCAR rule book that says drivers are held accountable “for actions detrimental to the sport of stock car racing.”
If what Kyle Busch did in Nashville last Saturday night wasn’t detrimental to the sport then nothing is.
Busch bashed to bits Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark [...]

Smashed Guitar Strikes Sour Chord In Music City
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 7:52 | 32 Comments
Smashed Guitar Strikes Sour Chord In Music City

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Images of Kyle Busch’s guitar-smashing antics following last Saturday’s victory at Nashville Superspeedway have gone ‘round the world, creating a sensation on YouTube and other internet outlets.
Meanwhile on Monday, Nashville Superspeedway vice president/general manager Cliff Hawks said, “It’s still hard for me to watch.”
Renowned racing artist Sam Bass, [...]