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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

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Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule [...]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 17:15 | 4 Comments
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after [...]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 11:47 | One Comment
Front Row Unveils 2010 Plans
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Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that it will add an additional full-time Sprint Cup program in 2010.
Front Row’s teams will use engines from Roush/Yates Racing Engines and get technical support from Ford Racing.
“We’re pleased to have Front Row Motorsports switching to Ford for the 2010 season,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “We [...]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 10:16 | 2 Comments
Woody: Jerry Carroll Deserves Some Credit
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Jerry Carroll, one of the founders of Kentucky Speedway, is sometimes portrayed as a cantankerous maverick whose litigious battle with NASCAR stood in the way of the track getting a Sprint Cup race.
Having known Jerry for the better part of two decades – I first met him when he was a [...]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 7:56 | 6 Comments
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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesdasy that Kevin Kidd has been named crew chief for its No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry.
Kidd replaces Dave Rogers who was named crew chief for JGR’s No. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in November.
Kidd joins JGR after spending the previous four years in engineering with Richard Petty Motorsports. Most [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 12:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Father Time Eats Red’s Dust
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Red Farmer spent his formative years listening to the whine of racing engines just down the street from his home near Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway.
It was a siren song that lured Farmer into racing and decades later – at age 77 – refuses to let him go.
Farmer was recently admitted to a Bessemer, Ala., hospital for [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 10:04 | 3 Comments
Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Signed By Andretti
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Andretti Autosport has signed Phillips-Van Heusen and its IZOD brand to team with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The initial focus of Hunter-Reay’s effort in the No. 37 IZOD entry will be the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and will also include a number of other key series events before and after the [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 17:39 | One Comment
Hood: Loss of Milwaukee Mile Could Mean A Net Gain
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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The recent cancellation of a pair of national touring events sanctioned by NASCAR at The Milwaukee Mile presents an opportunity for the sport to give back to fans at the grassroots level.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series was originally scheduled to appear at the historic 1-mile oval in West Allis, Wis. on Saturday June 19. NASCAR’s junior circuit will [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:54 | 3 Comments
Ingram: The Push Is On To Fix The COTs
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
When Smokey Yunick brought his Chevy to Daytona in 1968, the year after his little ol’ Chevelle beat the mighty factory teams of Chrysler and Ford to the pole for the 500, he ran into some opposition from Bill Gazaway, the director of the NASCAR garage.
After [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:22 | 4 Comments