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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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NASCAR Issues Big Penalties
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NASCAR has penalized the No. 10 and No. 38 teams that compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule violations during the June 5 race at Nashville Superspeedway.
Both teams were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 17:55 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Big Penalties
Memo: Racing The Good Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Predicting the outcomes of races is normally pretty tough. And I generally stay away from making them because, well, just because. But I am going to issue this air tight prediction simply because it is air tight: Tony Stewart will come […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 10:13 | One Comment
A Big Hole In Plate Rules
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR has approved the largest restrictor plate for its Sprint Cup Series competitors since the mandated introduction of a one-inch metal unit in 1988 for next month’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
The event traditionally considered the halfway point of the NASCAR season will be contested […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on A Big Hole In Plate Rules
Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Seeing as how NASCAR has an award for everything else, how about one for Zinger of the Year?
I nominate Joey Logano’s classic crack at Kevin Harvick during a heated confrontation following last Sunday’s Pocono race.
Logano blamed Harvick for crashing him, and added:
“His wife wears the fire suit in the family, tells […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: Chase Pressure Causing Boil-Overs?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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After last Sunday’s race at Pocono, Joey Logano had to be restrained from going after Kevin Harvick.
The week before at Charlotte Jeff Burton got in the face of Kyle Busch and gave him a blistering, finger-shaking dress-down.
Summer’s at hand temperatures are rising.
You wonder if the recent boil-overs by two of NASCAR’s […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Woody: Chase Pressure Causing Boil-Overs?
IndyCar Motoring Into Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – By the end of June, Indy Racing League officials will have decided upon the look and sound of the IZOD IndyCar Series for 2012 and beyond.
Led by Randy Bernard, the IRL’s chief executive officer, the nine-member ICONIC (Innovative, Open-Wheel, New, Industry-Relevant, Cost Effective) Advisory Committee has […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 8:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Motoring Into Future
Petree Not A Big Fan Of Starting And Parking
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – ESPN commentator Andy Petree thinks its time for NASCAR to take the “start” out of start-and-park racing.
“I hate it and I don’t think it should be permitted,” Petree said in response to a question about the controversial practice prior to last week’s Nationwide Series race in Nashville.
“I guess if […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 7:03 | 8 Comments
IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash
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Fort Worth, Texas – Reacting to a round of criticism in the media, the Indy Racing League issued a statement Monday supporting the fire-fighting efforts of its Holmatro Safety Team in the aftermath of rookie Simona de Silvestro’s grinding crash at Texas Motor Speedway.
De Silvestro escaped serious injury, and burns, when she […]

Mon, 06/7/10 – 19:56 | Comments Off on IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash
Pedley: JGR Is The Antidote To Racing Blahs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Dull, pre-packaged, focus-group programmed and bleached: Those have been some of the complaints leveled against NASCAR and its personalities in this, the Hendrick Motorsport era of Sprint Cup racing.
If those are, in fact, diseases which have produced wheezing and light attentiveness in the world’s most important stock car series this […]

Mon, 06/7/10 – 16:09 | One Comment
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Hampton, Ga.  – The largest Labor Day weekend celebration in the USA is growing larger as Atlanta Motor Speedway today announced that rock legends Foreigner will headline a pre-race concert prior to the second running of the track’s Labor Day weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sunday, Sept. 5.
Pre-race party passes for the […]

Mon, 06/7/10 – 14:53 | Comments Off on AMS Announces Pre-Race Concert Line Up