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Kevin Swindell Wins Chili Bowl
Sunday, 17 Jan, 2010 – 8:15 | One Comment
Kevin Swindell Wins Chili Bowl

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Kevin Swindell won Saturday’s 50-lap Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals main event at the QuikTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Swindell led the final 26 laps and at 20 years old, became the youngest winner in Chili Bowl history.
He is the son of five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell.
Darren Hagen started from the pole. Cory Kruseman spent [...]

Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors

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With  the 2010 World of Outlaws season opening at the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park in three weeks, Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana are still being lauded for their strong 2009 campaigns, as both were honored this week by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll.
Schatz, who claimed his [...]

Ragan Warms Up By Warming Up Fans in Georgia
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 21:44 | Comments Off
Ragan Warms Up By Warming Up Fans in Georgia

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – With the remnants of snowfall serving as a backdrop, two participants from the 2005 Roush Racing Gong Show headlined Sunday’s 100 lap Late Model race at Lanier National Speedway.
On a day when the temperature struggled to reach 32 degrees, Sprint Cup driver David Ragan and short track ace [...]

Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice [...]

Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2010 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model [...]

Minter: Short Tracks Remain Racing’s Backbone
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Minter: Short Tracks Remain Racing’s Backbone

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some weekend observations:
When it comes to government, the most important things tend to happen on the local level. The actions by the local councils, commissions and school boards often impact people’s lives far more than anything the folks in Washington might do.
A good argument can be made that the same [...]

Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable
Sunday, 13 Dec, 2009 – 10:42 | 5 Comments
Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable

I doubt that any individual in the history of NASCAR has exerted a more positive influence on the sport than Jim Hunter.
During his decades in racing, from running Darlington Raceway to his current role as a NASCAR executive, Hunter was always a friend of the media.
As a former Atlanta sports writer he was able to [...]

Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing

A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]

Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 8:14 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball

Pensacola, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch was the first driver to cross the finish line in Sunday’s 42nd annual Snowball Derby.
But Super Late Model racing was the big winner over the weekend.
At the close of a year ,when race teams have been forced to search for sponsorship in the worst economy since the Great [...]