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RICHMOND, Va. – IMSA title contender Katherine Legge said Friday she will compete next weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL.
Legge, an international open-wheel and road racer, made her NASCAR debut last month at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Engine failure late in the race relegated her to a 30th-place finish. She […]

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Crafton Wins Iowa Truck Race
Matt Crafton held of Austin Dillon over the final laps of Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway to get the second victory of his career.
Dillon finished second in the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee.
David Mayhew was third.
Johnny Sauter and Joey Coulter were fourth and fifth respectively.
It was Crafton’s first victory and […]

Sat, 07/16/11 – 21:27 | Comments Off on Crafton Wins Iowa Truck Race
Junior Seeks A Return To Better Times
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Loudon, NH – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of those guys who is a catalyst for emotion for nearly everyone around him.
Despite years without much on-track success, the 36-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver remains the most popular driver in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, selling more souvenirs than any other active driver […]

Sat, 07/16/11 – 18:48 | One Comment
Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clint Bowyer was cruising along nicely with his blase, that-was-then-this-is-now attitude as he talked about the penalty he incurred after the Sprint Cup race in Loudon last fall when suddenly, the wound opened.
One too many questions about it, apparently.
“It is what it is. It doesn’t matter,” Bowyer said of the […]

Sat, 07/16/11 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire
Keselowski Takes Pole For NNS Race
Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski on Saturday morning won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s New England 200 Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Keselowski, the defending series champion, turned his fast lap at 129.384 mph.
Kevin Harvick was second at 129.016 mph.
Joey Logano was next at 128.898 mph.
Aric Almirola was fourth.
Logano’s teammate, Kyle Busch was fifth […]

Sat, 07/16/11 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Keselowski Takes Pole For NNS Race
Tim Shaffer had a nearly unbeatable car for most of the Knight Before the Kings Royal Friday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. In the final World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event before the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal, Shaffer started from the pole, slid backwards then dueled with Jason Meyers until he finally pulled away […]

Sat, 07/16/11 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Tim Shaffer Tunes Up For Kings Royal
Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton
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Timing, they say, is everything, and that goes for sports columns.
Last week as Kentucky Speedway got ready for its grand Sprint Cup opener I penned (well, pecked) a commentary in praise of Bruton Smith’s latest jewel. Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight Cup tracks and has been instrumental in making upgrades in the sport.
I said […]

Fri, 07/15/11 – 17:39 | One Comment
Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire
Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman had a fast lap at 135.232 mph. That is a new track record.
The pole was just the first of the season for Newman, but the 47th of his career and fifth at […]

Fri, 07/15/11 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire
SMI’s Bruton Smith, Helton Give Traffic Reports
O. Bruton Smith, chairman of the company which owns Kentucky Speedway, and NASCAR president Mike Helton addressed the traffic problems which boiled over at the track last weekend during separate meetings with the media Friday.
Both executives said the problems surrounding the inaugural Quaker State 400 would be fixed, but the tones of their remarks were […]

Fri, 07/15/11 – 9:42 | 4 Comments
Ragan Hopes UPS Will Soon Deliver Good News
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
From the time David Ragan first started running Legends cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile track, the question was: “Will he ever make it to the Sprint Cup Series?”
His father, Ken Ragan, was a part-timer on the circuit now known as Cup, and once young David started racing, Ken moved […]

Fri, 07/15/11 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Ragan Hopes UPS Will Soon Deliver Good News
Fort Worth, Texas – Week No. 2 of the Friday Night Drags presented by Scion and the return of the Lone Star Monster Truck Nationals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, at Texas Motor Speedway.
Street racers from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will compete on the speedway’s eighth-mile drag strip situated […]

Fri, 07/15/11 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Weekend At TMS Will Be a Drag