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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

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Could It Be Gordon Who Dethrones Johnson?
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Phoenix, Ariz. – That was no mirage Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That really was Jeff Gordon riding around the slick, 1.5-mile oval as if he owned the place.
You remember Gordon, don’t you? Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships. No. 6 on the all-time list with 82 wins.
So where’s he been?
Well, where he was Sunday […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 15:42 | One Comment
De Silvestro To Run Full Season
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In a collaborative effort with Team Stargate Worlds, HVM Racing will enter driver Simona De Silvestro in all 17 races of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Known as Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing, the No. 78 entry will carry primary sponsorship from Stargate Resistance and associate sponsorship from Bernard Richards Manufacture, FireSky, Cheyenne Mountain Games, and Cardinal […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 8:18 | One Comment
Woody: Racers Not Immune To Fear
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Bobby Isaac was leading a race at Talladega in 1973 when suddenly, over the scream of the engines, he heard “strange voices” warning him to get out of the car or he would die.
Isaac immediately pulled off the track, parked his car and got out.
When he explained why – he was obeying voices in his […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 8:01 | 2 Comments
Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR president Mike Helton says there is a “doggone good chance” that Sprint Cup cars will be sporting rear spoiler blades in place of their current raised wings at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Samsung Mobile 500 scheduled on April 18 will […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 23:09 | Comments Off on Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
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Victory Junction kicked off its “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign Monday by announcing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the elite list of Victory Junction Founders, as he commits to donate $1 million to build and maintain The Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheatre at the Randleman, N.C. camp for children with serious illnesses.
Victory Junction is […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
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The color of the car was different. The man on the pit box was different. But after that, things surrounding the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of driver Matt Kenseth had a familiar look to them over the weekend.
The kind of look they had back in the days when no list of top contenders […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 16:49 | Comments Off on No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
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Jake “Suitcase” Elder didn’t have any fancy degree in mechanical engineering or aerodynamics. They don’t teach quantum physics in the third grade, which is where Jake’s formal education petered out.
Some said Suitcase couldn’t read or write. I don’t know if that’s so. All I know is that Suitcase Elder was a heckuva crew chief whose […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup Series is leaving Las Vegas and headed to Atlanta. That brings up the question of whether a Sprint Cup date might be leaving Atlanta headed in the direction of either Las Vegas or the Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2011, which is shaping up […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 7:49 | One Comment
Montoya Rips Into McMurray
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You’ve got to wonder how much vitriol would have flowed if Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya were not teammates at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. The way it was, gallons flowed.
The two drivers collided on the race track early in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Afterward, Montoya was anything but delicate with his […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 19:54 | 2 Comments
Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas
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Jimmie Johnson passed teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead with 16 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The pass came after Johnson took four new tires on the final pit stop, which was preceded by a caution that came out with 39 laps to go, while […]

Sun, 02/28/10 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas