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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Bowyer Is Dreamy At Eldora
The top drivers in all of American motor sports got to drive their Dream cars on Wednesday night and all at the same time and on the same track.
And when the dust settled, Clint Bowyer had led all 30 laps in the Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt Late Model race at Eldora Speedway, but […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Bowyer Is Dreamy At Eldora
Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
Le Mans, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began Wednesday with four hours of free practice, followed by the first of three, two-hour qualifying sessions.
BMW’s two M3 GTs opened the German marque’s push for a victory with the best time in the GTE Pro class during […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Rookie JR Hildebrand’s star-crossed fortunes took another bizarre twist Wednesday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where the 2011 Indianapolis 500 runnerup suffered what has been described as “an injury to his left knee” during a promotion for the inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
Hildebrand was competing against IZOD […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 22:01 | Comments Off on JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
Pedley: Crime And Punishment NASCAR Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Penalties generally have two purposes: To penalize and to send a message. The penalties issued to Richard Childress by NASCAR on Monday failed to do the first and, unfortunately, wildly accomplished the second.
Prompting the issuance of penalties were Childress’ actions in the Camping World Truck Series […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 12:13 | 7 Comments
Sterling Marlin Back In Race Cars, Victory Lanes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin has come full-circle.
As a teenager in the 1970s he won his first race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway. A couple of weeks ago Sterling – now 54 and retired from a NASCAR career that includes two Daytona 500 championships – returned to the Fairgrounds. And won […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 7:45 | 3 Comments
Woody: Childress Finally Reached Boiling Point
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve been around Richard Childress for most of his racing career. I covered him as a struggling driver and I covered him as a successful team owner.
I’ve been to supper with him, shared beverages with him, swapped stories with him.
In all of those 40-something years I’ve never seen him lose his […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 11:19 | 5 Comments
Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
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Fort Worth, Texas – A track-record 30 entries will compete in the Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, eclipsing the previous high car-count of 28.
The last time an IZOD IndyCar Series race outside the Indianapolis 500 featured more than 30 cars occurred during the season-finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 10:46 | Comments Off on Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
Racin’ News: Hornish Back In A Cup Car
In racin’ news today, Tuesday, June 7:
In this package: Hornish is back; Geoffrey Bodine to drive;  Fox numbers jump.)
Sam Hornish Jr. will make his 2011 return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono Raceway this weekend, manning the wheel of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford while Travis Kvapil competes in the Camping […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 8:56 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Hornish Back In A Cup Car
Pedley: Where Have We Seen This Behavior Before?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Maybe it’s the clothes he wears, or the way he combs hair, that makes fans want to tell him they don’t care. Whatever, Kyle Busch is just not some people’s style.
Which is a puzzling shame.
Puzzling? It is for me.
NASCAR is a sport which did, does and […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 7:37 | 8 Comments
Hutchens Axed At Stewart-Haas
With 13 races in the books in the Sprint Cup Series this year, and no victories on the board, Stewart-Haas Racing has shaken up its management team.
Bobby Hutchens, an original member of the team, was released Monday according to numerous media sources.
He was the competition director for SHR.
Promoted within the team is Matt Borland.
“Bobby Hutchens, […]

Mon, 06/6/11 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Hutchens Axed At Stewart-Haas