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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Minter: Gordon-Johnson Competition Still Friendly?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For those who cling to the hope that racing remain a pure form of competition, it’s been disheartening to see the sport of NASCAR racing evolve to a point where three- and four-car teams with alliances with other multi-car operations have become the norm.
Drivers talk about sharing data that once […]

Thu, 03/4/10 – 11:35 | 2 Comments
Woody: Jimmie Stinking Up The Show
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Back in the late 1960’s a brash, talent-oozing young leadfoot from Ownesboro, Ky., swaggered into Nashville and proceeded to turn Nashville Speedway’s Victory Circle into his own private parking space.
His name was Darrell Waltrip and he drove as fast as he talked. He was darn near unbeatable.
Darrell wasn’t just winning […]

Thu, 03/4/10 – 8:02 | 9 Comments
Harris: She Has Look Of A Winner
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Move over Danica. Here comes Simona.
While 21-year-old Simona De Silvestro is no glamour queen and isn’t likely to pose for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or FHM, she may be just the gal to show IZOD IndyCar Series veteran Danica Patrick the way on track.
Don’t get me wrong. The young […]

Thu, 03/4/10 – 7:32 | One Comment
Memo: World Class Hypocrisy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the morning memo today:
I see where the Olympics took a huge bite out of the Nielsen ratings for last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The big hockey game was held in Canada that day, I believe.
I say that I believe […]

Wed, 03/3/10 – 11:23 | 2 Comments
Minter: Winner’s Circle Sells More Than Hot Dogs
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In a time when quality access to Sprint Cup drivers continues to dwindle, one of the few remaining options for reporters has come under criticism from none other that the defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson said last week at Las Vegas last week that he doesn’t believe NASCAR’s Winner’s […]

Wed, 03/3/10 – 7:46 | One Comment
US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011
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The US F1 team has shifted gears and is applying to retain its position in Formula One by postponing entry until 2011. Employes at its facility in Huntersville, N.C., were put on unpaid leave Tuesday afternoon and the team itself is under a reorganization that began last week.
In place of a withdrawal or dismissal by […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 18:30 | One Comment
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