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After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Youth Movement Could Power NASCAR’s Future
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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There were several positive signs for the future of NASCAR last weekend, and two of them came even before Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed at Martinsville that he might have some winning left in him.
Over at Stuart, Va., on Friday night, the Wood Brothers scheduled an event at their old shop to […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 14:15 | One Comment
Woody: Would Cattle Prod Get Drivers Moving?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In response to a recent rant about the non-racing that has become the norm in NASCAR, readers suggested numerous solutions – from awarding points to only the top finishers to using an electric cattle prod to nudge drivers along.
To be fair, sandbagging is not new to the sport. David Pearson […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 14:00 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe
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In racin’ news today, April 5:
(In this package: Canadian Hinchcliffe to driver for Newman/Haas; Townsend Bell and Jay Howard get Indy rides; Bruno Junqueira throws in with Foyt.)
Newman/Haas Racing announced that Canadian James Hinchcliffe will drive for the team in the North American events of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season including his debut in […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe
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Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth Police Department provided a variety of traffic and highway construction updates for the public Monday pertaining to this weekend’s Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway.
With both Friday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race and Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race being the […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Texas Fans Get A Traffic Plan
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Talladega, Ala. – April promises to be a busy month for racing fans in Alabama. Both the IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR are scheduled to make stops in-state, with only one week and 30 miles separating the events. And $99 will buy admission to all the action.
The $99 Speed Week package, […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 6:45 | Comments Off on Alabama Speed Package Available
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
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Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the […]

Mon, 04/4/11 – 9:02 | Comments Off on TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Ingram: Fast Finn’s Next Move Is NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From RacinToday.com’s Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Nothing stirs the pot like rumor, conjecture or bona fide big news. And big news for the Sprint Cup came in the form of the signing of Kimi Raikkonen by Kyle Busch Motorsports to run races in the Camping World Truck Series this season. On […]

Mon, 04/4/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
Late Charge Gives Harvick Martinsville Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with five laps to go and went on to win the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second straight for Harvick, as he won a week ago at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California. In that race, he […]

Mon, 04/4/11 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Late Charge Gives Harvick Martinsville Victory
Hight Keeps JFR Perfect
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Robert Hight of John Force Racing got his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
The victory was third in three races for JFR as team-owner John Force won the Gatornationals last month.
“We’re just having a good time at John Force Racing,” […]

Sun, 04/3/11 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Hight Keeps JFR Perfect
Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Following Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville, the track looked like the Gulf beaches of Louisiana after the BP oil rig blow out. Balls of black tire gunk littered the surface.
Luckily, no otters live inside the Martinsville short oval, so cleanup afterward was pretty quick and pretty simple.
But fixing […]

Sun, 04/3/11 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match