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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
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The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Teen-age racer Dylan Fetcho hopes Scott Borchetta can do for his racing career what he’s done for Taylor Swift’s singing career.
Borchetta, founder and owner of Big Machine Records, discovered Swift several years ago when she was 14, and helped turn her into one of country music’s [...]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 13:11 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
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TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – [...]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 12:31 | One Comment
Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl
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Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell to score his first preliminary victory during Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night, highlighting Day 2 of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The second first-time winner on the quarter-mile clay surface at Tulsa Expo Center in as many nights, [...]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Beason Pays Tribute To Former Teammate At Chili Bowl
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Almost two years to the day, Oklahoman Jonathan Beason paid tribute to friend and former teammate Donnie Ray Crawford by notching his first Chili Bowl preliminary win during Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifier at Tulsa Expo Center.
Beason dedicated his win on the opening night of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General [...]

Wed, 01/15/14 – 7:29 | Comments Off
Chili Bowl Going Live
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Grassroots racing’s “Super Bowl” is headed for live, primetime TV.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will mark its inaugural live broadcast on MAVTV American Real for its championship round on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and scheduled for three hours, the national broadcast will be the [...]

Sun, 01/12/14 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Dillon Tops Speed Charts At Thunder
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Day Two brought dryer weather to Daytona International Speedway and that allowed the Sprint Cup cars to take to the track for the first time in Preseason Thunder testing.
Much of Friday’s test, which concluded at 9 p.m., featured single-car runs.
Fastest of the test was Richard Childress Racing rookie Austin Dillon, who posted a top speed [...]

Sat, 01/11/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off
TV Guys Won’t Be Strangers To The Cup Garages
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte are headed to new jobs as NBC broadcasters, but in many ways they’re remaining on the same side of the NASCAR fence.
They’ll still be a part of the fraternity of competitors. They’ll still be spending weekends living in the same motorcoach [...]

Fri, 01/10/14 – 12:19 | Comments Off
Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a surprise announcement, crew chief Steve Letarte, who has been leading Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team at Hendrick Motorsports, is leaving pit road to be a TV analyst for NBC, beginning with the 2015 season when the network returns to the sport.
”I’ve always been impressed with [...]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 17:33 | Comments Off
Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway for the 2014 version of preseason testing, there are visible signs of a major renovation of the facility. Well, sort of.
The cranes being used to remake the frontstretch seating area were mostly obscured by fog and low clouds for much of [...]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 15:23 | Comments Off