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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees
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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced nominees for it Class of 2016 on Friday and it includes popular driver Mark Martin and 19 others.
Martin and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham are new to the list of nominees.
Other first-time nominees announced Friday by NASCAR are legendary crew chief Harry Hyde, on […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 19:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
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NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick was fighting – make that BLEEPING – mad with Denny Hamlin after racing her way into the 57th annual Daytona 500 Thursday night.
Patrick rallied for a 10th-place green/white/checkered flag finish during the second Budweiser Duel At Daytona after a spin she felt was intentionally triggered by Hamlin with […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 10:58 | Comments Off on Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
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Hendrick Motorsports continues to motor right along in Speedweeks.
With Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson having already claimed the pole and outside-pole starting spots for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Johnson added a victory in one of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel qualifying races and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. the other.
Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Strong men still are moved to tears at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18, the day in 2001 when we lost Dale Earnhardt.
Fourteen years after “Black Sunday,” Wednesday of Speedweeks 2015 was filled with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice laps, a press conference and all the things that are part-and-parcel […]

Thu, 02/19/15 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
IndyCar Hopes Aero On Target
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Introduction of aerodynamic bodywork kits from Chevrolet and Honda for the 2015 season will mark the start of a highly anticipated era of chassis competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Aerodynamic bodywork designed, manufactured and supplied by Chevrolet and Honda will begin with the revised season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29. […]

Wed, 02/18/15 – 8:54 | Comments Off on IndyCar Hopes Aero On Target
INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Plans for an expanded, 20-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule covering seven months were laid out by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, in a “State of the Sport” news conference during Media Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2015 season got off to a thud in late January when the […]

Tue, 02/17/15 – 19:16 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s revised group qualifying format for the 57th annual Daytona 500 produced a timely pole-winner in Jeff Gordon Sunday amid controversy and questions about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.
The sanctioning body ditched its traditional albeit time-consuming single-car qualifying format for restrictor plate racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile […]

Tue, 02/17/15 – 7:49 | Comments Off on ‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
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Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from […]

Sun, 02/15/15 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the […]

Sun, 02/15/15 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona