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INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, who will start Sunday’s race from the middle of the three-car front row, topped the speed chart […]

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Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The economy is bad, there’s no doubt, and it seems to be as hard on NASCAR as any other industry. But some things about a bad economy can bring about a breath of fresh air.
For instance, this year’s Raybestos Rookie of the Year battle in the […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy
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Love him or hate him, everyone who follows American open-wheel racing has an opinion about Tony George.
Now, with his sudden plunge from the top of the open-wheel world, the haters can rejoice and the supporters are left to wonder what happened, how did George go from the most powerful man in the open-wheel sport to […]

Wed, 02/3/10 – 14:17 | 2 Comments
Memo: Only Engines Should Whine In Daytona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
Media Day for the Daytona 500 is just a couple of hours away. It will offer reporters their first chance to ask many of the scores of drivers who attend it their thoughts on the recent announcement by NASCAR that purses will be […]

Wed, 02/3/10 – 9:41 | One Comment
IRL Hires A New CEO
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The Indy Racing League has a new boss.
Randy Bernard, longtime CEO of Professional Bull Riders, Inc., has been named CEO of the IRL, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.
His hiring was announced Tuesday by Jeffrey Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, the home of the […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 15:01 | One Comment
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Solidifying an ownership alliance with Doug Yates and Yates Racing, Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins announced Tuesday a name change to the organization. With the addition of Yates, the team will now officially be titled Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing.
Doug Yates will be the listed owner of the No. 37 and No. […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 14:52 | Comments Off on Front Row Adds Yates To Name
Woody: Big Teams Face Small Pinches To Pocketbooks
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If you glance on the side of the road as you travel to the track this season you may see Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart huddled on the corner holding hand-scribbled cardboard signs:
“WILL RACE FOR FOOD”
Then, again, maybe not.
The financial pinch that has prompted NASCAR to make a 10-percent cut in race purses […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 9:41 | One Comment
The Peach Bowl Drove ‘Em Mad In Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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If you’ve been watching the History Channel’s “Madhouse” series about short track racing at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C., and wonder if all the buzz about an in-town short track has been contrived for the cameras, don’t bet the grocery money on it.
A little history lesson from down […]

Tue, 02/2/10 – 7:38 | One Comment
Baldwin Out To Make New Memories
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Tommy Baldwin Jr. simply would not let a recent talk about racing turn into a mushy, emotional look back at Speedweeks 2009. He deftly turned aside questions about being one of the great stories of last year’s Daytona 500 during a phone call last week. He gave short answers to the questions he did answer […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 17:52 | One Comment
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Front Row Motorsports will compete in the 2010 Daytona 500 with a three-car entry.
It was announced Monday that John Andretti will return to the No. 34 Window World-supported Ford Fusion and Travis Kvapil will move into the No. 37 ExtenZe Ford. Kevin Conway will return to that seat for the Sprint Cup Series second […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Front Row Completes Lineup
Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I guess I’m stuck between a rock and a gold brick when it comes to the announcement by NASCAR that it’s cutting back on the race purses.
I’ve said all along during the Great Recession that the Sprint Cup teams will manage to get the cars around […]

Mon, 02/1/10 – 10:18 | 2 Comments