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A Few Words With: David Stremme
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 20:15 | Comments Off

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David Stremme is Penske Racing’s new man in the driver’s seat this year. He has taken over for Ryan Newman in the No. 12 car and has shown flashes of success. This week, he took some questions from the media about his gig. In his own words, it went like this:
 
Question: After your 14th place [...]

Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve [...]

Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 16:48 | Comments Off
Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC

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A new generation will soon be taking over the top spot at International Speedway Corp.
Beginning June 1, Jim France will step down as CEO of the company which builds and operates major race  tracks in the country’s top markets, and Lesa France Kennedy will take over in that role.
So, while ISC will stay a France-family [...]

Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series [...]

Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races [...]

Bud Moore Heads Hall’s Class of ‘09
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off

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TALLADEGA, Ala.  – You could exactly fill out a 43-car NASCAR field just by using the drivers who raced for car owner Bud Moore over the years. And for the most part, it would be an all-star caliber field.
 During a career that encompassed the entire second half of the 20th century, Moore worked with some of the greatest racers [...]

Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In the sponsor-driven world of NASCAR, one must be willing to adapt.
For example, Clint Bowyer basically has traded a shot glass for a box of crayons and a sauce pan this season in his role as spokesman for his newest sponsors.
Bowyer spent the first three seasons of his NASCAR Sprint [...]

Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2009 – 15:33 | 3 Comments
Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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There’s gotta be some mistake. I didn’t know they raced Pony-acks at Indy.
But I’ve re-read the story – real slow, moving my lips and everything – and that’s what it says: Richard Petty is going to race at Indianapolis.
Well, sorta.
Petty is going to field a car for John Andretti to [...]

Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to [...]

Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 10:14 | 2 Comments
Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Awarding a driver points for winning a pole makes about as much sense as awarding a football team points for field goals made by its kicker during pre-game warm-ups.
Winning a pole is not related to winning the race – no how, no way – so why on earth should it [...]