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If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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Woody: It Will Be A Hollow Hall Without D.W.
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Which of the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 should be inducted?
Every one of ‘em.
But since Oz, or whoever’s behind the curtain, is adamant about restricting each class to five, here’s my choices for the third round:
Darrell Waltrip
Cale Yarborough
Fireball Roberts
Curtis Turner
Tim Flock
How there can be […]

Tue, 04/26/11 – 7:29 | 12 Comments
Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
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NASCAR’s Kyle Busch was named recipient of the Driver of the Year Foundation’s Driver of the Year award for the first quarter of the 2011 auto racing season, it was announced Monday.
Busch beat out fellow NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick in voting for the award.
Helping Busch earn the award – which goes to […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 14:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 9:12 | 2 Comments
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all […]

Sun, 04/24/11 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
New ‘Go Canada’ Nationwide Team Is On The Go
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Nashville, Tenn. – Go Canada Racing, a new NASCAR team owned by a Canadian businessman and based in Nashville, made its debut in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Nashville Superspeedway and announced big plans for the future.
Team owner Steve Meehan said his plan is to run “about’’ 10 Nationwide races and two […]

Sun, 04/24/11 – 7:07 | 2 Comments
Edwards Brushes Busch Aside To Win Nashville
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Carl Edwards ended a six-race tumble at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday when he won the Nashville 300 Nationwide Series race.
Edwards pushed past Kyle Busch as they fought for the lead with 35 laps to go. They exchanged the lead a couple times but Edwards finally got ahead and stayed ahead to kill Busch’s hopes for […]

Sat, 04/23/11 – 18:03 | One Comment
Another Class, Another Debate For Hall Of Fame
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With the announcement of the latest five nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte comes the renewal of the debate over the wisdom of inducting just five people each year.
Much of the focus the past couple of years has been on who gets left out, focus that instead should be on the ones […]

Sat, 04/23/11 – 7:46 | 4 Comments
Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
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Kyle Busch dominated and won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. He led all but 10 laps.
The only time Busch’s victory was threatened was late in the race when he was passed by Ron Hornaday Jr. on a restart with nine laps to go.
Busch appeared to be ready to re-take the […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
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Jimmie Johnson was presented with the 2010 Driver of the Year Award trophy last week during ceremonies at the International Hall of Fame dinner in Talladega, Ala.
Johnson, who in 2010 won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, was presented with the trophy and a Tissot watch by Driver of the Year Foundation president Barry Schmoyer.
The […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Drag racing icon John Force said he felt “out of place” but certainly not out of words on the night he was honored as the 13th and latest inductee into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“I’m really struggling with this,” Force said before the formal presentation […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It