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Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]

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Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s time to give Dario Franchitti his due.
Yes, he came up short of establishing a presence in NASCAR a few years ago – mostly because of a lack of sponsorship. But the IZOD IndyCar Series star has been nothing short of sensational in the open-wheel cars for most of the […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written
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Every day thousands of planes land safely at airports around the country and we never hear a word about it. There are no glaring newspaper headlines, no program-interrupting news flashes on radio and TV:
“BULLETIN: A jetliner in-bound from Los Angeles carrying 266 passengers has just set down at O’Hare Airport without the slightest hitch. After […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Johanna Long Wins Snowball Derby
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Johanna Long won Sunday’s 43rd annual Snowball Derby in Florida, becoming just the second female to win the prestigious short-track event.
Long, 18, is the youngest driver to win the event, which attracts top drivers from across the nation to the paved, half-mile Five Flags Speedway near Pensacola.
Last year, Kyle Busch won the race. This year, […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:34 | One Comment
Ingram: Days of Short Track Yore And Ol’ Clyde
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
It’s a time of the year when racing champions are formally ushered in along with winter’s cold wind – at least if you live in north Georgia. It’s also a time to stock up on fire wood and bring in the Christmas tree. For […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:08 | 3 Comments
Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis
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All Sam Hornish Jr. needs to return to the Indianapolis 500 next May is “raise his hand,” according to a top Team Penske official.
Tim Cindric, president of Penske Performance, confimed during a national teleconference that a one-off ride for Hornish in the landmark 100th edition of the Indy 500 remains an option for the winner […]

Sun, 12/5/10 – 9:49 | One Comment
Pedley: What’s The Guy Got To Do To Get Respect?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Champions Week in Las Vegas built to its annual exercise in awkwardness – the season-ending banquet  – the last couple days, I began to wonder about about Feb. 20, 2011.
I began to wonder what will happen when Jimmie Johnson steps onto the front-straight stage at Daytona International Speedway for […]

Sat, 12/4/10 – 9:07 | 5 Comments
Woody: Vegas’ Glitter Is Perfect For NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I attended NASCAR’s inaugural New York City awards shindig in 1981 to cover hometown hotfoot Darrell Waltrip’s first championship presentation, and it was a hoot.
One amber-frozen moment: my sports writing sidekick Joe Caldwell and I strolled into the Waldorf Astoria lounge one evening and were greeted by a booming drawl […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 15:40 | 4 Comments
Small Field Doesn’t Tarnish Top Rookie Award
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One of the drivers being honored during Champions Week in Las Vegas isn’t exactly a household name.
In fact, a lot of NASCAR fans might scratch their heads and ask, “Kevin who?’’
The name is Kevin Conway and the 31-year-old driver from Cornelius, N.C., is the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:38 | 3 Comments
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR tire-testing on Daytona International Speedway’s recently repaved 2.5-mile racing surface is scheduled for Dec. 15-16.
The Goodyear Racing test will mark the first time race cars will turn laps on a surface that has been repaved for only the second time in its history. Lane Construction began the historic project […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Testing Scheduled for Repaved DIS
IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
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Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:15 | One Comment