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Memorable Remarks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Richard Childress:  I’d like to start out by saying only in America.  Only in America could a kid selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium have a dream of becoming a race driver someday, and then he goes out and buys him an old ’47 […]

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Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Talladega is back and so is the type of two-car drafting that made the 2011 Daytona so, um, memorable.
It’s been called “Pairs Racing”, “Noah’s Ark Racing”, “Dirty Dancing” and, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Crap”.
From the grandstands and couches, some fans liked it, some hated it, some think it’s boring, […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
Pedley: NASCAR Teams Getting Too Cozy?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Auto racing. One-on-42. A driver and his team against the world. Asking for nothing and giving less. It’s a sport were a helping hand is often slapped away with a snear and a hiss.
Well, used to be. And still is for all but four races a year.
In those four races, […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 6:41 | One Comment
Gordon Wins Pole, Suggests Big Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports land rush during qualifying and won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. And then he issued some shocking suggestions to NASCAR officials.Gordon’s pole winning lap was at 178.248 mph.
The three cars behind Gordon’s on the speed […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 6:07 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins Pole, Suggests Big Changes
Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach
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Will Power of Team Penske on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Power will start along side of Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport on the front row.
“I was up on the lap by a half-a-10th coming into the last three corners and I knew the […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach
Force, Worsham, Line Win 4-Wide Poles
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John Force inched closer to the one major NHRA record that eludes him when he collected his 136th career No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Del […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Force, Worsham, Line Win 4-Wide Poles
Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race
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Kyle Busch won the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon and in restrictor-plate racing 2011 style, got essential help from drafting partner  Joey Logano.
Logano finished second.
Joe Nemechek finished third and Brad Keselowski was fourth.
Elliott Sadler, the polesitter, was fifth and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was sixth.
The race was wild […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 17:18 | 3 Comments
Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
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Team Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power topped the combined practice (two sessions) time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series drivers prepared for three rounds of qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Briscoe, whose top-five starts in the first two races have been negated by contact, turned a lap of 1 minute, 10.7403 […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
Smith Says He’s Closing In On His First Victory
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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To say Regan Smith is due for some good fortune is probably an understatement.
Despite going through his first 102 NASCAR Sprint Cup races without a win, Smith goes into Sunday’s race at Talladega with a feeling of certainty that he is capable of taking the checkered flag. That feeling is […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Smith Says He’s Closing In On His First Victory
Hight On Top At Four-Wides
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Funny Car points leader Robert Hight continued his torrid start to the 2011 season by earning the provisional No. 1 qualifying position at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Doug Kalitta […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Hight On Top At Four-Wides
Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – There were a lot of jokes about the wind and darkness at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, where rain shut down the second Sprint Cup practice early followed by gallows humor about the tornado warnings. “You need a place to stay?” offered Matt Kenseth when asked by […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 18:09 | Comments Off on Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light