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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Harvick Captures NNS Race
Kevin Harvick managed hold off Brad Keselowski over the final laps of Friday night’s Nationwide Series Race at Richmond International Raceway and escape with the victory.
The margin of victory for Harvick over points-leader Keselowski was .2 seconds.
Harvick, who won the pole for the race earlier in the day, led a race-best 170 laps.
The victory was […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 20:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Captures NNS Race
Rojas On Pole in Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Memo Rojas, who clinched the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series championship for owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates in Montreal, won a season-high fourth pole at Miller Motorsports Park in qualifying for the Utah 250. Rojas and co-driver Scott Pruett will each have to drive 30 minutes in the race […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 19:16 | Comments Off on Rojas On Pole in Utah
Edwards Earns The Pole For Cup Race At RIR
Carl Edwards won the pole for the Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Friday afternoon.
Edwards, winless on the season but locked into the Chase, won the pole for Saturday night’s race with a lap at 127.762 mph. It was the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s second pole of the season.
“That is huge […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Edwards Earns The Pole For Cup Race At RIR
Harvick On NNS Pole
Kevin Harvick on Friday afternoon won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Harvick’s fast lap was at 123.990 mph.
Second fastest was Clint Bowyer, Harvick’s Sprint Cup teammate at Richard Childress Racing.
Bowyer turned a fast lap at 123.88 7 mph.
Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing, the series points leader, qualified third fastest.
Right […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Harvick On NNS Pole
Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie
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Virtually all public announcements in motor sports are billed as big. Very few of them turn out to be more than mildly significant. There was one Friday, however, that was big and it will affect the oldest major racing series in North America.
The Indy Racing League held a press conference on Friday in Milwaukee. […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 14:04 | One Comment
IndyCar Unveils Reshuffled Schedule

The IZOD IndyCar Series unveiled its 2011 schedule on Friday and it adds a new venue, reintroduces two others and drops four others.
The announcement was made at the historic Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. which will return to the schedule next June.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway also is back, and the inaugural street race in […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 11:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils Reshuffled Schedule
Sammy Swindell won the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first time in 1981 and has been trying to win the famed event ever since.
The three-time World of Outlaws champion moved one step closer to that goal on Thursday night returning to Victory Lane in the opener of the three-day […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Swindell Off To Quick Gold Cup Start
Kenseth Arrives At Richmond With Lighter Load
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It appears Clint Bowyer is going to be among the 12 drivers qualifying for NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that doesn’t mean Bowyer is feeling comfortable as he heads to Richmond leading 13th-place Ryan Newman by 117 points.
Matt Kenseth has first-hand knowledge of how nothing is set […]

Fri, 09/10/10 – 6:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth Arrives At Richmond With Lighter Load
NASCAR Notes: ‘Cool’ Cars At RIR
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – The NASCAR Nationwide Series’ new car made its short track debut during a six-hour test at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday.
The new vehicle, which has a distinctive showroom look on the nose and tailpiece, has already seen action at Daytona and Michigan this season.
It will be in competition for […]

Thu, 09/9/10 – 14:33 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: ‘Cool’ Cars At RIR
Woody: PC Police Should Get Off Bruton’s Back
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Oh for crying out loud …
Ever since Bruton Smith made a remark – granted, a snide remark – referring to Miami-Homestead as “North Cuba,” the Politically Correct Police sirens have been wailing.
They pounced on Smith’s comment, claiming it is insensitive because over 60 percent of the Miami-Dade County population is […]

Thu, 09/9/10 – 7:01 | 3 Comments