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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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Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
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On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
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Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:57 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Alters Selection Process
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NASCAR on Thursday announced a number of changes to the selection process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, including a modification to driver eligibility parameters and the creation of a new award to honor significant contributions to the growth and success of the sport.
In all, six changes and updates will be made starting with the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]

Mon, 12/2/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Iowa Speedway Has New Owner
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In a move designed to solidify the future of one of the premier racing and entertainment facilities in the Midwest, NASCAR has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized Wednesday under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
“Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” said Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice [...]

Sun, 12/1/13 – 9:46 | Comments Off
Black Friday Deals For Gear Heads
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Again, it’s “Black Friday” which leads to “Cyber Monday” and maybe even to “Ruby Tuesday” _ days made for people who drive Honda Odysseys in search of holiday bargains both real-and-imagined.
Anyone with a really, really cool car _ for instance, a Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo _ wouldn’t think of battling traffic over to the [...]

Fri, 11/29/13 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time [...]

Thu, 11/28/13 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. [...]

Wed, 11/27/13 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence [...]

Mon, 11/25/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off