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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ transition to the Ford camp for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will begin this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley Tools entry will be re-bodied as a Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Sadler will return to his No. 19 Dodge Charger for the final three races [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:33 | Comments Off
NHRA Unveils Safety Updates
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A new helmet removal system leads a list of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
Highlighting changes announced Monday will be implementation of a new Eject Helmet Removal System in all four professional categories, as well as Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don’t fault Ashley Force Hood if she is underwhelmed by the prospect of emerging as the NHRA’s first female Funny Car world champion.
“It’s not such a big deal to me, and the main reason is I am a female driver. I had nothing to do with that – God makes [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 17:00 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
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Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 11:03 | Comments Off
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
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Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 16:29 | One Comment
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his [...]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 16:33 | Comments Off