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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held a press conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday morning. The press conference came just hours after it was announced that he would not drive in the next two Sprint Cup Series races because he suffered a concussion.
The following is a transcript of that press conference. It features Earnhardt Jr., team [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Skip Next Two Races Because Of Concussion
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Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not drive this upcoming weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, nor next weekend at Kansas Speedway, because of a head injury first suffered during a wreck during a tire test at Kansas in late August.
It was reported by Hendrick Motorsports early on Thursday morning that the concussion was sustained [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 7:53 | Comments Off
NASCAR Looking For Inner Beauty In 2013 Cars
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – If beauty is in the eyes of the car-owner, then NASCAR star Greg Biffle believes Ford fans will have plenty to like about the 2013 version of the Sprint Cup Series Fusion.
But it’s all the mechanical stuff underneath the updated sheet metal that has “The Biff-Man” [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 7:25 | One Comment
Kansas Going Extra Miles To Ready New Pavement
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Veteran NASCAR driver David Green said he was concerned when he arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first NASCAR event after that oval was repaved and reconfigured with variable banking in 2003. He figured there would be substantial growing pains.
His concerns were allayed, however, as soon as his Nationwide Series car hit [...]

Wed, 10/10/12 – 15:08 | Comments Off
New Sprint Cup Cars Hit The Track At Texas Motor Speedway
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars took to the track again on Tuesday and Wednesday and they continue to get good reviews from the drivers.
This week’s tests are being held at Texas Motor Speedway. Doing the driving are Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya, who tested Goodyear Eagle’s on the next [...]

Wed, 10/10/12 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Neff Uses Extra Day To Win In Reading
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Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive by racing to victory Monday at the rain-delayed Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel) and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.
Neff defeated veteran driver [...]

Mon, 10/8/12 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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So, at what point does racing cease being a sport and commence being mere spectacle? For a significant number of NASCAR drivers, that point is race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. For them, race weekend at Talladega is spectacle weekend and they plain don’t dig it.
That was made obvious – again [...]

Mon, 10/8/12 – 15:37 | 3 Comments
Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of eliminations for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway until Monday at 11 a.m.
Nearly two rounds of racing was completed in Top Fuel, while only one round was finished in Funny Car and Pro Stock before rain showers moved into the area Sunday [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal
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With much of the field wrecking behind him, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch third.
Those drivers survived the wild final lap after a green/white/checkered restart.
The big wreck, which happened between turns 3 and 4 on the [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 16:25 | 2 Comments
Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Watching fans file past the press box at Talladega Superspeedway makes one wonder which of the Chase contenders would be able to bring back the blue-collar fans who have deserted NASCAR in recent years.
Talladega was and is Earnhardt country, as Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. have been [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 12:52 | Comments Off