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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

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Harris: Emotion Got Best Of Helio
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves is an emotional guy.
A few years ago, my wife and I had the good fortune to travel to Rome for an interfaith conference at the Vatican on traveling professionals in sports.
Among the others in attendance was Castroneves, who was called upon to talk about the ministry being provided […]

Tue, 07/27/10 – 8:47 | 3 Comments
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HAMPTON, Ga. – NASCAR fans have just two weeks remaining to take advantage of a built-in $5 discount on tickets to the Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 4.
General admission tickets to the Great Clips 300 cost just $25 until Monday, Aug. 7 when the price […]

Tue, 07/27/10 – 7:34 | One Comment
Minter: Silencing Is Not Golden In NASCAR
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The rumors were flying this past weekend that NASCAR had fined some of its top drivers as much as $50,000 for comments series officials considered detrimental to the sport.
Then on Monday, the Associated Press reported the same thing. Although no sources were quoted directly, the story matches the word passed […]

Tue, 07/27/10 – 7:14 | 5 Comments
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Daytona International Speedway is offering race fans the exclusive opportunity to purchase a ticket to both witness and receive a piece of history.
Beginning on Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. and running through midnight on Aug. 8, fans purchasing tickets for the 53rd annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 20, […]

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Minter: McMurray Has Been An Overlooked Wheel Man
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random thoughts on a post-Brickyard Monday:
As Jamie McMurray lined up with the lead, although with only two fresh tires, in the closing laps of the Brickyard 400, I thought back to a conversation in the Nationwide Series garage at Charlotte some months back.
Several veteran crew chiefs were talking. […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 20:52 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Ganassi Gets Trifecta Plus One
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his driver Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400 following the sudden demise of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, team owner Chip Ganassi described himself as “the luckiest guy on the planet.”
And that was before Scott Dixon gave Ganassi a clean sweep on the day by winning […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 7:19 | One Comment
Dixon Wins, Helio Freaks
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Dixon presented team-owner Chip Ganassi a second victory late Sunday afternoon via a bizarre finish to the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Edmonton.
Dixon’s victory was nowhere near as squeaky-clean as Jamie McMurray’s win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400, as it came wrapped amid heated controversy. Dixon […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 7:05 | 6 Comments
Kalitta, Hight, Johnson And Hines Win Mile High Nationals
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Allen Johnson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season and his third win in the last four years at Bandimere Speedway to finish off a successful weekend for his team Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 19:28 | One Comment
France Talks Schedule, Chase And Changes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis –  NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian Francemade a surprise appearance in front of the assembled media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway late Sunday morning to field questions on a variety of topics.
Below is a complete transcript of his Q&A:
Q. As you probably know, Ryan Dennis, the chairman of McLaren, is […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Notes: No Laps For Sadler
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The action got fast and furious during the first lap of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
That’s when Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota stepped out of line in Turn 2 and made contact with Sam Hornish’s Dodge.
The contact triggered a seven-car pileup, which left Elliott Sadler and […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 18:07 | 4 Comments