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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If you were up before dawn on Sunday to catch a plane, as I was, in hopes of seeing the green flag fall at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Sprint Cup event on TV at home, the idea of watching races live via a computer bears some thought.
On Saturday, the day […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 16:12 | Comments Off on Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com
Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some cold, soggy un-refridgerated Monday morning leftovers:
Somebody once asked me: How in the heck can race fans stay entertained during 12-hour, 24-hour endurance races?
The answer, which was underlined Saturday at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, is: No problemo.
You don’t have to be an avid race fan, or even […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 10:33 | One Comment
Race Notes: Tickets Go Unused
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – It wasn’t a good day to be a ticket scalper outside of Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Folks hoping to peddle grandstand tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Jeff Byrd 500 were spotted up to 10 miles from the .533-mile oval less than an hour before the start […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 18:53 | 6 Comments
Kyle Busch Rolls On In Thunder Valley
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – Kyle Busch’s mastery of Bristol Motor Speedway is still intact.
The 25-year-old driver held off Carl Edwards and led 153 laps on Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Jeff Byrd 500.
It was Busch’s second consecutive weekend sweep and fifth straight NASCAR win on the .533-mile concrete oval.
Edwards managed […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 16:14 | One Comment
Race Day: Earnhardt Jr. Is Riding A Roll
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s solid third-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway gives his legions of fans hope that the third generation driver’s 94-race Sprint Cup losing streak might come to an end today in the Jeff Byrd 500.
The high banks of Bristol have been relatively kind to […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 8:11 | 2 Comments
‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – The Oreca team upheld the pride of Peugeot by winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The private French squad and its older model Peugeot 908 HDi FAP held off the new Honda-backed prototype of Highcroft Racing by 36 seconds to win the 59th running of America’s […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 21:58 | Comments Off on ‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Some observations and quick hits from a race day that actually is a day’s worth of racing at Sebring:
This just has to be painted with the cliche of; only during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
A couple of hours into the race, a gust of wind […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 21:46 | One Comment
Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol
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Kyle Busch was, well, Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday as he won the Nationwide Series race with relative ease.
Busch, who swept three races in one weekend at Bristol last year, beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .5 seconds in the Scotts Easy Seed 300 Saturday.
He led 266 laps in getting […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol
The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – The numbers scream. They put Tom Kristensen in a class by himself in sports car endurance racing. They answer trivia questions.
But, standing in the Sebring infield and looking way cooler than somebody wearing a heavy, itchy driver suit should, Kristensen politely waved off a question about those […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 7:24 | Comments Off on The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
Racing, Wrecking A Hot Topic At New Bristol
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Bristol, Tenn. – One of the subjects being debated on Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway is how the racing on the reconfigured race track and its progressive banking compares to what went on before the 2007 facelift.
The bottom-line question seems to be whether the objective is racing or wrecking. Some say the end of […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 7:00 | 2 Comments