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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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, [...]

Belt-Tightening Is The New Racing Reality
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Belt-Tightening Is The New Racing Reality

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
Nashville – Bobby Hamilton Jr. says the tough economic times have forced some NASCAR teams to confront some belt-tightening reality.
“A lot of teams got fat and spoiled back when times were good, and now they’re having to learn to live within their means,” Hamilton said during last weekend’s race at [...]

Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 14:20 | Comments Off
Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
Gladeville, Tenn. – It was surely the weirdest “victory celebration” in NASCAR history.
Kyle Busch dashed to pieces the $2,000 hand-painted Gibson guitar that for nine years has been Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark trophy following his win Saturday night.
Busch said he wanted to celebrate “rock-star style” and had told his team beforehand [...]

Kyle Busch Rocks Nashville
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 21:35 | 19 Comments
Kyle Busch Rocks Nashville

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Kyle Busch shook free of his Nashville Superspeedway jinx Saturday night to win the Federated Auto Parts 300.
For the sixth straight time in the Nationwide Series, Busch dominated. But the victory was only his second during that span as lousy luck bit him the other four times.
The victory came at a track where he had [...]

Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – A pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series rookies aren’t awed or intimidated by taking on two Sprint Cup stars in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The daunting Cup duo is Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards who are running both series this season. They are ranked 1-2 in [...]