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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Crafton On Trucks Pole At TMS
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Matt Crafton won the pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night.
Crafton’s fast lap in the No. 88 Menards/McGuire-Nicholas Chevrolet was 29.964 seconds, averaging 180.216 miles per hour. He was the only driver to break the 180 mph barrier during qualifying.
Elliott Sadler […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 21:09 | Comments Off on Crafton On Trucks Pole At TMS
Slippery Problem Attacked
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Oildowns occurring during the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will carry potentially championship-altering consequences.
National Hot Rod Association officials announced Thursday immediate implementation of an oildown penalty policy for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Auto […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Slippery Problem Attacked
Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner
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Fort Worth, Texas – Justin Allgaier’s once-promising NASCAR Nationwide Series career at Penske Racing apparently will continue at Turner Motorsports in 2011.
Turner Motorsports, which acquired Braun Racing late last month, has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, reportedly to introduce Allgaier as part of its expanding driver lineup for next season.
The […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:30 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Disagreement over a multi-million-dollar repaving and site improvement project at the City Centre Airport circuit has prompted IZOD IndyCar Series officials to drop the Streets of Edmonton from the 2011 schedule.
The Honda Indy Edmonton was booked for July 24, 2011 as Race No. 10 of a 17-event schedule announced in […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:57 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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First we were forced to witness the somber demise of Petty Enterprises.
Now we’re watching an equally wrenching battle to keep Richard Petty Motorsports afloat.
No family has meant more and contributed greater to any sport than the Pettys have to NASCAR. Somehow it seems unfair that they should be in such a […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
The Captain On Verge Of Victory
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There’s an old saying that good things come to he who waits. Well, Roger Penske has waited and waited and waited for a NASCAR championship.
Twenty-seven years The Captain has waited. But, thanks to Brad Keselowski, it appears the wait is over.
Keselowski goes into Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas with an insurmountable 485-point lead over […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:17 | Comments Off on The Captain On Verge Of Victory
Woody: NASCAR Will Miss Hunter’s Touch
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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If every one of Jim Hunter’s friends offered a eulogy we would be – as Hunter used to say, “here all night.”
Just about every sports writer has a personal story about some favor done by Hunter, some request he went out of his way to accommodate, some helping hand he […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 7:18 | One Comment
Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For those doping out Clint Bowyer’s victory last Sunday at Talladega on a what-might-have-been basis, the first stop would have to be numbers.
Just do a little adding and then some subtracting and you have the points position Bowyer would be in today had he not been been issued the death […]

Wed, 11/3/10 – 6:24 | Comments Off on Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
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I wasn’t sure if one of my RacinToday.com colleagues would write a column about the late Jim Hunter, one of the most popular and important people in stock car racing.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that each of us has our own view of this man who spent more than […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 6:19 | Comments Off on Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
Woody: Judgment Calls Are A Part Of Racing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Judgment calls have always been part of NASCAR and will be till Judgment Day.
Aric Almirola learned that hard lesson last Saturday at Talladega.
He also learned that there are different definitions of “below the line.”
Under NASCAR’s rules drivers aren’t allowed to go below the yellow warning line to make a pass at […]

Tue, 11/2/10 – 5:54 | 2 Comments