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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Loose Talk Surrounds New Car
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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The two-day test of the new Nationwide Series car concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, and if there was any consensus among the drivers who tested the car it was that the car was loose. Real loose.
“It just drives with a ton of front grip,” 2008 Nationwide champion Carl Edwards [...]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 17:24 | One Comment
Bowyer Put On Probation
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NASCAR has placed Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 21 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, on probation until June 16 for a rule violation he committed during the race at Dover International Speedway on May 15.
Bowyer was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – aggressive driving) of the [...]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 15:14 | 3 Comments
Vickers To Miss All-Star Race
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Red Bull Racing Team announced today that the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota has requested a driver change and has been cleared by NASCAR to participate in the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday, May 22.
Casey Mears will again pilot the No. 83, due to primary driver Brian Vickers’ diagnosis of blood clots and on-going testing and treatment.
“Given the extenuating [...]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 14:09 | One Comment
Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Now let’s see: Is it four segments with a 10-lap shootout, or is it 10 segments with a four-lap shootout? And is this the one for pole winners or is this the one for race winners or the one with former series champions or the one with former event champions [...]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
Minter: Hagan Already Out To Pasture
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – You wouldn’t think that a guy who gets his kicks running a Funny Car at 300 miles per hour (Matt Hagan) could find much common ground with someone who spends his idle hours bumping along the backroads at 40 miles per hour in an old farm truck [...]

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Judge Dismisses Mayfield Claims
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U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen Tuesday dismissed all claims by owner-driver Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR over a drug test in May 2009 that NASCAR said was positive for methamphetamines.
NASCAR filed a motion last November for Mullen to rule on the case based on the pleadings already submitted, and Mullen issued his [...]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 19:12 | One Comment
Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Absolutely, J.D. Gibbs says: He and everybody associated with the No. 11 team of Joe Gibbs Racing had seen and heard the preseason media forecasts in which Denny Hamlin was picked as the guy who would end Jimmie Johnson’s reign as Sprint Cup champion.
But absolutely not, Gibbs said during a [...]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 9:13 | One Comment
Economy Has Brought Rahal Family Together
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Bobby Rahal is a racer, but he’s also a businessman.
When no major sponsorships developed after the 2008 season, the business side of the longtime open-wheel driving star and team owner realized it made sense to shut down the IndyCar portion of his team for 2009.
The racer side was terribly disappointed.
Rahal, the [...]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Adam Petty’s Death Ended Greatest Dynasty
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the death of Adam Petty, and it’s equally hard to comprehend the changes set in motion by the death of the charismatic young driver.
It ended the greatest family dynasty in the history of sports.
Adam’s father Kyle was a popular driver. His [...]

Mon, 05/17/10 – 9:51 | 6 Comments
Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Nurburgring, Germany –  You’ll have to excuse Hartmut Kristen, the director of Porsche’s motorsports program. If you start talking about green racing, he shrugs with his eyes and doesn’t quite conceal his disdain. Green racing may no longer be oxymoronic, but it’s also a phrase that’s [...]

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