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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid […]

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Gossage Welcomes F1 To Austin; Not IRL To Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he would not consider the announced addition of Austin to the 2012 Formula One schedule as “an invasion” of Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s Lone Star State turf.
“I hope they have success because that’s what makes more race fans,” said Gossage, […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:33 | 3 Comments
Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In his bid to win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves will rely upon spotter Rick Mears to help him avoid another Come-to-Jesus moment.
Like the one, for instance, Castroneves said he experienced Saturday during Pole Day qualifications for the 94th edition of the race under the […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:11 | Comments Off on Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
Ickler To Get First Roush Start
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Brian Ickler will make his Roush Fenway Racing debut this weekend in the Tech-net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway driving the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion. It is Ickler’s fourth career Nationwide Series start, but his first at the 1.5-mile track.
Ickler takes the place of Colin Braun, who was taken out of the truck after […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Ickler To Get First Roush Start
Ecclestone Says F1 To Austin in 2012
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In an announcement that appeared on Formula One’s official website, F1 is scheduled to return to the U.S. on a purpose-built track in Austin, Tex. in 2012. At a time when New York and New Jeresey were most prominently mentioned as the site of an F1 race, the choice of […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 13:45 | 4 Comments
The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Their names are fairly familiar. Their faces, kind of familiar. The names of their teams, familiar in some cases.
But there they sat last Saturday, on stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center as part of the group which will start the biggest race in the world from […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 10:40 | One Comment
Woody: Danica’s NASCAR Dalliance Brings Boos
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick, accustomed to feeling the love, recently got a lesson in how fickle fans can be.
After she made some critical comments about her car’s setup – by implication blaming her team for a poor qualifying performance – boos rained down from the grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Why did fans […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 6:35 | 13 Comments
Minter: No Richard, Thank You
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It’s always been a running joke among some members of the press that the people who do the pre-race prayers can mention nearly everyone at the race track – fans, drivers, crews officials, etc. – but they never seem to get around to the media.
It’s not a joke the way […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:58 | 3 Comments
Woody: How About That Kevin Harvick?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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What a difference year makes.
This time last season Kevin “Happy” Harvick wasn’t living up to his nickname. In fact, it probably would have been hard to find an unhappier camper in all of NASCAR than the spirited young hot-shoe from Bakersfield.
He wasn’t winning, and when Harvick’s not winning he’s not happy.
Rumors […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:50 | 4 Comments
Woody: Kindergarten Kyle Has Lots To Learn
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Wonder how Kyle Busch would like it if, after one of his victories, he strutted into the press box to gush over his win and all the members of the media folded their laptops, got up, and walked out?
Sorry, Kyle – we’ve had a bad day and we just aren’t […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 12:13 | 15 Comments
Ingram: Thanks For The Memories, NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the sport’s first grand slam in a long time. Of all the changes wrought over the years in the sport, not many can claim to have met with universal acceptance. The Hall is the kind of project that can inspire […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 10:17 | 2 Comments