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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Budweiser To Sponsor Harvick
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick and his team owner, Richard Childress, have likely faced their last question about sponsorship of their No. 29 Chevrolet next season.
On Tuesday at morning, it was announced that Budweiser will replace Shell as the primary sponsor of the car.
The announcement – complete with trademark Clydesdale horses – was […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 9:05 | One Comment
Pedley: Fords Are Smokin’ Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jamie Allison was way too upbeat as we stood in the back of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a month ago. The head of Ford Racing, Allison was sporting a game-show host attitude at a time when his NASCAR operation was looking quite ordinary.
Was he laughing to keep […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 8:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
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Veteran open-wheel racing consultant Tony Cotman has been hired to coordinate development of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ambitious engine and chassis technical programs set for implementation in 2012.
In his role as project manager Cotman will be responsible for leading the 2012 car initiative, including writing technical regulations for both engine and chassis, coordinating with suppliers […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Woody: Beware The Open Microphone
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s surprising that there aren’t more on-the-air-bloopers like the one ESPN commentator Rusty Wallace let slip awhile back when he called Kyle Busch a “dumb a..” following a Nationwide victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
Rusty apologized in a statement: “I made an unfortunate remark regarding Kyle Busch. There’s no excuse and I certainly […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:50 | 5 Comments
Richardson To See Doctors
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Robert Richardson Jr. has scheduled a follow-up visit with a physician in Texas early this week after briefly blacking-out during a crash with 13 laps remaining in Saturday’s Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
A 28-year-old native of McKinney, Texas, Richardson was involved in a crash with […]

Mon, 08/16/10 – 6:21 | Comments Off on Richardson To See Doctors
NHRA Countdown Is Set
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Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and Funny Car veteran Bob Bode was the lucky one who struck paydirt.
The other winners at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series […]

Sun, 08/15/10 – 17:50 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Is Set
Harvick Rolls To Victory At Michigan
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Last week, Kevin Harvick dreaded the thought of racing at Michigan International Speedway. On Sunday afternoon, he was probably thinking he couldn’t wait to return.
Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at MIS.
It was his first ever […]

Sun, 08/15/10 – 15:07 | Comments Off on Harvick Rolls To Victory At Michigan
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In Racin’ News today:
Eight spectators were killed after a truck competing in the California 200 off-road race rolled into the crowd.
Reports say that at least 12 other spectators were injured, some seriously.
The crash took place early Saturday evening in San Bernadino County northeast of Los Angeles.
According to reports, the truck took a jump, came down […]

Sun, 08/15/10 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Racin News: Eight Fans Killed
Race Day: Chase Talk Moves To Front Burner
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR has entered that period of the season when it is no longer possible for its teams and drivers to brush aside questions about the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The playoffs are in the competitors’ faces. Questions about the Chase can no longer be dealt with by such […]

Sun, 08/15/10 – 8:44 | One Comment