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HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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Brooklyn, Mich. – While enjoying the retirement life following a 42-year career at Ford Motor Co., Thomas Schultz was shocked when he learned of his good fortunes.
Schultz, 75, of Plymouth, Mich., hit the jackpot when he was randomly picked as the winner of Michigan International Speedway’s Race to Vegas contest. A longtime MIS fan who [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Memo: Fixing As Cool As Crashing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
I would have loved to have had a front-row seat for what went on at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Not on the race track, but in the garages. Would have loved to have pushed up a nice, comfy-leather chair, ordered a pizza and sat and watched as [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 10:42 | Comments Off
The Search For Jimmie’s Place In History Begins
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Phoenix, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson stumbled down memory lane a week ago at Texas Motor Speedway, losing a sizeable chunk of a NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead for the second straight year.
A year ago, Johnson lost 77 points from a 183-point lead after finishing 15th at Texas.
On his return trip [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Woody: Kyle Pulled A Kyle After Texas Race
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When Kyle Busch narrowly missed making the make the Chase for the Championship at Richmond back in September I though he showed a lot of class with the way he handed his defeat and disappointment in the harsh glare of the TV lights.
That low point of his season might have been [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 14:15 | 24 Comments
IndyCar Boss Looks Down The Road
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Things are finally looking up for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
As all good open-wheel fans know, the crushing 12-year conflict between the Indy Racing League and the now-defunct CART and Champ Car series ended just before the 2008 IndyCar season began, building hope for a new era of greater competition and growth.
Unfortunately, the crash [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 9:25 | 3 Comments
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Glendora, Calif. – A limited number of $20 Race Fan Relief tickets are available for this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov. 12-15), the season finale for the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. A limited number of the $20 Race Fan Relief tickets remain for Thursday and Friday’s racing at famed Auto Club Raceway [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Woody: Hiccups Are Seldom Fatal
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Ok, so he hit a pothole. A Texas-sized pothole.
But anybody – including the Boys in the Booth – who thinks Jimmie Johnson’s hiccup Sunday means he’s about to let the championship slip through his fingers better think again.
Yeah, he wiped out early in the race and wobbled home 38th. So?
In golf [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 15:36 | One Comment
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wrecks, The Chase Is Back On
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – The aura of invincibility surrounding Jimmie Johnson was shattered early during Sunday’s Dickies 500, and just like that, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is worth the price of ambition.
Talk of Johnson’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup title was muted when a crash involving [...]

Sun, 11/8/09 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Texas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Dickies 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow him here as he live blogs all the action at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sun, 11/8/09 – 12:00 | 44 Comments