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When Ty Gibbs entered the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona Road Course the 18-year-old had never competed in a NASCAR Xfinity race nor had he ever driven one of the series’ cars.
Yet, the …

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IndyCar To Open At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Signature moments in the colorful, controversial open-wheel history of Texas Motor Speedway include a Victory Lane smack down, a cancelled CART race and a winning margin …

Fri, 05/8/20 – 11:26 | Comments Off on IndyCar To Open At Texas
NHRA Now Eyeing August Return
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Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHRA officials have announced a revised plan to resume its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in August.
The Glendora, Calif.-based sanctioning body said in news release it is working with …

Tue, 05/5/20 – 16:12 | Comments Off on NHRA Now Eyeing August Return
Plenty On The Line When NASCAR Returns
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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When NASCAR returns to racing May 17 at Darlington Raceway it will mark the resumption of live sports for the first time since COVID-19 brought everything to a screeching halt …

Fri, 05/1/20 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Plenty On The Line When NASCAR Returns
Flat Spot On: Revisiting Butch Lindley’s Crash
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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There are always events that influence the course of your life, things that stand out when you look back. One such event for me occurred 35 years ago when Butch …

Thu, 04/30/20 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Revisiting Butch Lindley’s Crash
Kenseth To Drive For Ganassi
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Monday that if/when the NASCAR Cup Series returns to complete he remainder of the 2020 season, Matt Kenseth will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro.
Kenseth will be …

Mon, 04/27/20 – 11:44 | Comments Off on Kenseth To Drive For Ganassi
TMS Eyes Early June Doubleheader
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A rescheduled NASCAR spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is a key talking point in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial initiative to “re-open” the Lone Star State for business amid the …

Wed, 04/22/20 – 8:21 | Comments Off on TMS Eyes Early June Doubleheader
COVID-19 Claims Bob Lazier
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Bob Lazier, the 1981 CART Rookie of the Year who made his sole Indianapolis 500 start that season, died Saturday, April 18, due to complications of COVID-19. He was 81.
Lazier is the father of 1996 …

Mon, 04/20/20 – 17:26 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Claims Bob Lazier
Speedway Motorsports Institutes Employee Layoffs
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Speedway Motorsports, LLC has implemented a cost-reduction program that has laid off 180 employees and furloughed another 100 company-wide in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Announced on Tuesday and Wednesday, the cuts have affected approximately …

Fri, 04/17/20 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Speedway Motorsports Institutes Employee Layoffs
Flat Spot On – Larson’s Mistake Another Opportunity for Diversity
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Now that the hyper-sensitivity on the Internet and newsroom envy by sportswriters has peaked, I believe it’s important to point out three elements about Kyle Larson’s use of a racial …

Thu, 04/16/20 – 15:50 | One Comment
Larson Gets Booted By Ganassi
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Kyle Larson, one of the top young drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 27-year-old spoke a racial slur that was caught on live-streaming television over the …

Tue, 04/14/20 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Larson Gets Booted By Ganassi