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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Hagan On Pole, In Countdown
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Matt Hagan raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car – and clinched a spot in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship – at the 30th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Friday.
Additionally, LE Tonglet, the defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, clinched his spot in the Countdown with his […]

Sat, 08/20/11 – 7:04 | Comments Off on Hagan On Pole, In Countdown
Biffle On Pole At Michigan
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BROOKYN, Mich. – Greg Biffle won the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon. It was the first pole of his career and it was secured by a lap at 190.345 mph.
Second was Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, who had a lap […]

Fri, 08/19/11 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Biffle On Pole At Michigan
Pedley: Penske Mystery About To Be Solved?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – As racing mysteries go, this one has been a humdinger: Not only has Roger Penske not been able to win a Sprint Cup championship in his nearly three decades as a NASCAR team owner, he’s really not been able to work his organization into the top tier […]

Fri, 08/19/11 – 13:43 | One Comment
Woody: Empty-Seat Syndrome Haunts IndyCar
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I saw an estimate that put the crowd at New Hampshire Speedway at 30,000 for last Sunday’s IndyCar race.
As my old sports editor once said about an obviously-inflated attendance figure at a Vanderbilt football game, a lot of those fans came disguised as empty seats.
When the TV cameras panned the gaping New Hampshire grandstands, a […]

Fri, 08/19/11 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Williams: HOF Hopes Acceleration Will Pick Up Pace
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Increasing attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., has been a constant challenge for officials since the $195 million building opened in May 2010 amid the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Predicted attendance figures for the first year were inflated – about four times more than what […]

Thu, 08/18/11 – 6:25 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Appoints Panel To Hear Protests
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Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and operations, named Jerry Gappens, Rollie Helmling and Jeff Stoops to serve as the three-person panel that will hear the protests regarding the results of the IZOD IndyCar Series MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The protest hearing will take place Aug. 23 in Indianapolis, and the […]

Wed, 08/17/11 – 17:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Appoints Panel To Hear Protests
Woody: Safe Landings Biggest Story In NASCAR
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The biggest story in NASCAR this season is not Jimmie Johnson’s drive for a history-boggling sixth championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s promising comeback or the stirring first-time triumphs by five Sprint Cup drivers.
The biggest story is one that doesn’t get much coverage: drivers walking away unscathed from crashes that a few years ago would have been […]

Wed, 08/17/11 – 14:26 | 2 Comments
Minter: Newman Won’t Ride Alone At Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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There aren’t many days that go by lately that the late Beau Slocumb doesn’t come to mind. And most times those thoughts also include Ryan Newman, who was a great friend to Slocumb, in the good times and bad, all the way to the end.
I followed Slocumb’s career as he […]

Wed, 08/17/11 – 7:15 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Wants A Safer Watkins Glen Track
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday he expected safety updgrades to be made at Watkins Glen International before next season’s event, but he stopped short of saying SAFER barriers would be installed on every section of the road
course where two vicious crashes occurred during Monday’s Sprint Cup race.
A horrendous crash on Monday’s […]

Tue, 08/16/11 – 21:27 | Comments Off on NASCAR Wants A Safer Watkins Glen Track
The ‘Doc’ Did It His Way At Pocono Raceway
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Dr. Joseph Mattioli has many traits of successful people: he is a complex person – smart, ambitious, forceful, family-oriented and old-fashioned. Did we mention he’s also stubborn?
Several years ago, in a feature story for the Philadelphia Daily News, I noted that Mattioli also is stubborn. One issue he made up […]

Tue, 08/16/11 – 7:52 | Comments Off on The ‘Doc’ Did It His Way At Pocono Raceway