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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Show me a race car driver who says he is not just a little bit selfish, and I’ll show you a race car driver who is (1) a liar and (2) unemployed.
IndyCar Series teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti have ridden their open-book/good-buddy policy at Target Chip Ganassi Racing to [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 9:48 | One Comment
California Sets Up A Decision For Biffle And Team
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ironically, Greg Biffle’s great run at Kansas Speedway, where he led 113 laps and finished third, poses a dilemma for him and his crew heading into this weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle told reporters this week that his team finally has found a chassis combination that helps his car [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Still-Hot Hamlin says Keselowski Refuses To Man-Up
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix on Wednesday he still hadn’t forgiven Brad Keselowski for their on-track skirmish nearly two weeks ago in a NASCAR Nationwide race at Dover, Del.
Hadn’t put it on the back-burner, hadn’t swept it under the rug, hadn’t even bothered to shrug his shoulders [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 6:21 | 27 Comments
Woody: Bottom-Feeders Need To Chow Down
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Going into this 6th edition of the Chase for the Championship I thought this 12-car field was the strongest in history, top to bottom.
I thought we’d see tight, tense battles and exciting position-shuffling week after week.
I thought the stage was set for one of the most wide-open, dramatic title fights in [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pepsi 500 Chase Race 4 Preview
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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to California and the Auto Club Speedway for the first time in history. Denny Hamlin says it’s a welcome change for competitors and fans alike while Washington state native Kasey Kahne enjoys racing in front of his West Coast fans. Plus, get the top five in Driver [...]

Thu, 10/8/09 – 12:24 | Comments Off
Minter: Does NASCAR Need A Southern Accent?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
NASCAR chairman Brian France and executives of the networks that broadcast its races were remarkably candid in Wednesday’s press conference announcing more – and earlier – starting times for races next season. They openly admitted that tinkering with traditions in NASCAR, something that’s been done on a fairly [...]

Thu, 10/8/09 – 10:50 | One Comment
Harris: IndyCar Finale Shaping Up As A Very Civil War
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One thing about the three-man championship battle in the IndyCar Series:  It’s extremely civil.
No bad-mouthing. No psych-outs. As gentlemanly as a duel, only contested wheel-to-wheel at 200 mph.
Scott Dixon, the two-time and defending champion, is a close friend of his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and closest pursuer,  Dario Franchitti. [...]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR chairman Brian France announced Wednesday that starting times for Sprint Cup races in 2010 will be more standardized, with 28 of the 36 events beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
France, during a teleconference which also featured officials from all three of NASCAR’s “broadcast partners”, said the decision was based on [...]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR Chairman Brian France scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a shift to more consistent starting times.
I wasn’t sure if the 3 p.m. start was Central, Eastern or Mountain Time, or if 3 p.m. was when the “pre-press conference” began or if it was when the starting [...]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 17:00 | 6 Comments
Woody: The Poor Get Poorer And The Rich Get Warned
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I still don’t understand exactly what went down last week when NASCAR warned a couple of championship contenders that they were about to step out of bounds.
But I’ve got a sneaking suspicion.
I think what we saw was yet another case of NASCAR looking out for the rich & famous – the [...]

Wed, 10/7/09 – 9:21 | 8 Comments