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Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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Dover Not Immune From Downturn
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Corrspondent
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Dover, Del. – Denis McGlynn has worked at Dover International Speedway since 1972 when he started in public relations and promotions. Now, he’s the president and CEO.
So McGlynn, 64, knows auto racing can be a roller coaster ride: you’re up for a few years, then there’s a dip. This time, […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Dover Notes: Double Talking
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dover, Del. – Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith floated an idea earlier this week that a driver should be paid a $20 million bonus if he can win the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
Smith said he’d like to see Indy start early in the day and […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 12:15 | Comments Off on Dover Notes: Double Talking
Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dover, Del. – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers could be released from a Washington D.C. hospital as early as today.
Red Bull Racing Team General Manager and Vice President Jay Frye confirmed Friday morning during a press conference at Dover International Speedway that the 26-year-old Vickers experienced discomfort in his […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
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Chad Layton on Thursday night scored his first career A-Feature win with the series and extended the Pennsylvania Posse’s win streak over the World of Outlaws to five after they swept all four races at the track in 2009.
Layton started on the pole and led the first 11 laps before Kraig Kinser got around him. […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Layton Gets First Outlaws Victory
Dark Memories Of Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The way Funny Car driver Jack Beckman has it figured, if you’re going to be the underdog in a drag race, your best friend is a dramatic change in racing conditions.
Last year’s Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway provided him just the opportunity he needed to upset Ashley Force Hood, who […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Dark Memories Of Atlanta
Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(This is the fifth and final installment on the early days of RacinToday’s NASCAR and stock car racing.)
Beyond the competitive elements of honor and defiance plus the inherent violence of motor racing, why was stock car racing so popular in the Southeast and its predominant populations of Scot-Irish, English […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Denny Hamlin feels like he’s finally making up for lost time.
The rising NASCAR Sprint Cup star grabbed three of his four 2009 wins in the last 11 races and spent the winter months listening to people say he was the favorite to end Jimmie Johnson’s record string of four straight […]

Thu, 05/13/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a five-part RacinToday series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
If the initial stock car racing epidemic had a specific carrier in the 1930s, it was the prototypical promoter. This was the type who usually wore a suit jacket and a fedora […]

Thu, 05/13/10 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
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As soon as it happened I thought to myself: this could be a seminal moment in Jimmie Johnson’s amazing four-year run.
Johnson was cruising around Darlington Raceway last Saturday night, minding his own business and staying out of trouble – as he usually does – when suddenly A. J. Allmendinger lost control, zinged up the track, […]

Wed, 05/12/10 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a five-part series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
The late Tim Flock, a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driving champion from Atlanta and a former whiskey tripper, always said stock car racing was born in nearby Dawsonville. “Some bootleggers got together […]

Wed, 05/12/10 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads