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Rookie Chase Elliott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
It was the Hendrick Motorsports drivers second pole of the season – the other coming at Daytona for the season-opening 500.
“This is definitely a special place,” Elliott said. “It’s cool to get it done today. This is a […]

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France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Based on the sagging attendance NASCAR has experienced this season, it was only fitting that the organization’s CEO, Brian France, fielded questions Friday morning from a sparse gathering in the Daytona International Speedway media center about the state of the sport.
A variety of questions directed to […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 13:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Hamilton’s Life Was A Hollywood Story
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Last week was the 20th anniversary of the “Days of Thunder” movie, and it brought back a lot of memories.
Not only was it a big deal for the sport because of all the attention and exposure that it brought to NASCAR with its cast of such stars as Tom Cruise, […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Woody: Hamilton’s Life Was A Hollywood Story
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It was a battle of World of Outlaws legends as Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser battled down to the wire on Thursday night at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.C., with Swindell coming out on top to earn his second World of Outlaws win of the season.
Swindell took the lead from Lucas Wolfe on the 30th […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Swindell Edges Kinser At Huset’s
2011 Hall Class Unveiled
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The names of the 25 candidates for the 2011 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame were released Thursday and it included many of the 25 drivers nominated for the inaugural class – minus, of course the five who eventually were elected to the Hall.
The 25 names will be voted upon by the Hall’s election […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 19:51 | Comments Off on 2011 Hall Class Unveiled
Ingram: More Ponies (And Money?) For Nationwide
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla.–- The new racing Mustang sallies forth along with the Challenger from Dodge in Friday’s Nationwide Series race at the France family’s Speedway by the Sea. Will the new cars become a sea change for NASCAR?
What you see is what you get with this new generation of cars, because […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 14:59 | 4 Comments
Minter: Leonard Wood Fueled Success
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Several years back, I was standing in the back of Kyle Petty’s hauler, enjoying one of those rare moments in NASCAR reporting when even the lamest question brings a treasure trove of good quotes.
It happens all the time with Petty, and his father the King. That’s not always the case […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 8:28 | 3 Comments
IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Details regarding the “future car strategy” of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be unveiled on July 14 in Indianapolis. And one of open-wheel racing’s icons is genuinely concerned about the engine/chassis package scheduled to debut in 2012.
“There’s not very manufacturers that can afford to go racing right now,” said IndyCar […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 6:51 | One Comment
Woody: Here Is Who Should Be In The Hall
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The next batch of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be announced Thursday, from which a final five will be selected for next year’s induction.
Here’s my picks:
Anne France
Jim France
Lesa France
Brian France
Paris France
Only kidding. With two of this spring’s first five inductees named France I don’t think we’ll see […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 16:39 | 8 Comments
Harvick On Track To Fulfill Great Expectations?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Few Sprint Cup careers have started as publicly as Kevin Harvick’s. Remember the high drama when he took to the track at Rockingham in the winter of 2001 in the car in which Dale Earnhardt was killed the week before?
And remember how, when he won the race at Atlanta in […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 16:00 | 2 Comments
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Jason Sides reached the three-win mark on Tuesday night in Kasey’s King of Sedalia Presented By Budweiser World of Outlaws race at Missouri State Fair Speedway to surpass his win total from 2009.
Sides earned $10,000 for the victory, which was his second at Missouri State Fair Speedway and his first with the World of Outlaws […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 5:37 | One Comment