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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

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Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I once wrote a story in which a prominent NASCAR TV commentator was critical of his network – specifically of some racy ads that it ran during race telecasts.
I called a network executive to get his response to the criticism. Shortly afterwards the commentator called me back and pleaded: please [...]

Tue, 12/15/09 – 8:12 | 9 Comments
Harris: Success Is In The Details
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One big reason for the long-term success of Hendrick Motorsports is the attention that team owner Rick Hendrick pays to detail.
He’s got more than 500 people working for his elite team, and many of them are among the best at what they do. That’s how his team has matched Petty Enterprises with nine championships in [...]

Tue, 12/15/09 – 7:51 | One Comment
Pagenaud Jumps To Highcroft
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud, the brilliant young French sports car driver, has joined Patron Highcroft Racing as co-driver to David Brabham in the team’s Acura ARX-01c for 2010.
Pagenaud, 25, won three poles, five races and set six fastest race laps during this year’s 10-race American Le Mans Series season with the Acura team [...]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 9:30 | One Comment
Jimmie Set To Test Endurance
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson’s need to exceed in all manner of race cars has again drawn him to the team that is beginning to feel like Hendrick Motorsports Lite.
Johnson, winner of a record fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, has signed-on for another stint in a Daytona Prototype entered by Bob Stallings Racing for [...]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately, the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this. Once she starts driving NASCAR stockers, Patrick is going to surprise some naysayers.
As an IndyCar rookie, when Patrick [...]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 7:43 | 18 Comments
Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I doubt that any individual in the history of NASCAR has exerted a more positive influence on the sport than Jim Hunter.
During his decades in racing, from running Darlington Raceway to his current role as a NASCAR executive, Hunter was always a friend of the media.
As a former Atlanta sports writer he was able to [...]

Sun, 12/13/09 – 10:42 | 5 Comments
Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Juan Pablo Montoya is not often confused with the game of golf. But according to team co-owner Chip Ganassi, Montoya’s breakout season in 2009 had a lot to do with pitching and putting as well as hitting long drives.
“Juan has learned the game of golf,” said Ganassi, whose driver made [...]

Sun, 12/13/09 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Hood: The Future Of NASCAR Is Crystal Clear
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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OK, I realize the Daytona 500 is still more than two months away. The first Christmas gift has yet to be opened and we’re still three weeks away from a Dick Clark sighting.
But let’s shake the ol’ crystal ball extra hard and see what outlandish predictions we can deliver well in advance [...]

Sat, 12/12/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Duno To Test ARCA Cars
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IndyCar driver Milka Duno will make her stock car debut during the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Daytona International Speedway December 18, 19  and 20.
Duno will participate in the test behind the wheel of Braun Racing’s No. 90 Toyota.
It will be Duno’s first opportunity to go around the 2.5-mile [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Going Trucking
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Kyle Busch announced on Friday that he will enter two Toyota Tundras full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning in 2010.
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), which has fielded Late Models for Busch and others the last three years, will step up to the Camping World Truck Series with youth behind the wheel and experience [...]

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