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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – An animated Will Power leaped out of his car in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, putting a proper exclamation point on the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
The series points-leader as the night began, Power scored his third victory this season and […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 4:43 | Comments Off on Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth
Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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While Sam Hornish Jr., is enjoying spending more time with his young family these days,  he has missed the weekly racing grind and, particularly, racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series.
The former open-wheel racing star lost his full-time Cup ride at the end of last season when Penske Racing cut back […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming
Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono
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On Friday, Kurt Busch’s Sprint Cup car was a wad of metal. Saturday, it was on the pole for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Speedway.
It was the Penske Racing driver’s second straight pole as he captured the one at Kansas Speedway last weekend.
Busch’s lap was at 171.579 mph. It gave him the 14th pole […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 12:20 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono
Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Endurance racing fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire event.
SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. locally (9 a.m., EDT). And via a partnership […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans
Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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A fictitious character dreamed up to sell a Mexican brand of beer has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the World for a series of TV ads. Is it possible there really is a person who qualifies for this title, a guy who was born in Owensboro, Ky. and will […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 6:48 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Steals Truck Series Victory At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas –  Ron Hornaday Jr. was handed victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 400k Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway when race-leader Johnny Sauter was black-flagged for illegally changing lanes on the night’s final restart.
Sauter, who had passed Hornaday for the lead with […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 6:28 | Comments Off on Hornaday Steals Truck Series Victory At Texas
Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory
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Johnny Sauter was black flagged after he made an illegal move on a green/white/checker restart and that handed victory in the WinStar World Casino 400k Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night to Ron Hornaday Jr.
The victory was the first of the season for Hornaday. It was his 48th in the […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 22:45 | Comments Off on Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory
Tags Is It Again In Qualifying
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Fort Worth, Texas – Alex Tagliani celebrated his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon with a shout-out to his team, and a not-so-subtle message aimed squarely at one of his rivals.
“Being on the pole on an oval is great,” said Tagliani, who bagged P1 for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s with a […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 19:43 | One Comment
When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick has made it no secret that she digs the ovals, meaning the “exhibition” format for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway could play right into her wheelhouse.
A TMS open-wheel record 30 entries began practicing Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s pair […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 15:59 | Comments Off on When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono
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NASCAR team owner Richard Childress met with the media at Pocono Speedway to talk about his run-in with driver Kyle Busch last week at Kansas Speedway.
He took no questions. He only issued a verbal statement.
Busch also met with the media and he did answer questions.
The following is a transcript from Childress:
“Here’s the deal, I’m going […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono