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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary […]

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It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In celebration of his first two IZOD IndyCar Series championships, Dario Franchitti’s open-wheel peers conspired to serve him with a pie in the face and dunk him fully-clothed into a swimming pool.
“God, I forgot about that,” Franchitti deadpanned Saturday night, shortly after securing his record-tying third driver’s championship at Homestead-Miami […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 6:21 | Comments Off on It’s Party Time For IndyCar Champ Franchitti
Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – Peugeot double-teamed Audi at Road Atlanta to win the 13th Petit Le Mans and the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny repeated as victors for Peugeot Sport and were joined on the victory podium this year by Pedro Lamy. Their […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 20:22 | Comments Off on Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit
Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship
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Dario Franchitti won his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship Saturday night and he only had to finish in eighth in the season-ending Cafes do Brazil 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway to do it.
He captured the championship thanks to the fast car his team put under him and also because of trouble on the track by […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship
Logano Takes NNS Race At Kansas Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Joey Logano held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and points leader Brad Keselowski over the final laps to win the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon.
To victory was the second of the season for Logano and the eighth of his […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 17:22 | One Comment
JGR Rolls On In NNS
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Joe Gibbs Racing took ownership of the front row for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway as it two drivers qualified first and second fastest on Saturday morning.
Joey Logano put his JGR Toyota on the pole with a speed of 173.645 mph, and teammate Kyle Busch […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 12:10 | Comments Off on JGR Rolls On In NNS
Hamlin Has A Good Feeling In His Gut
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Denny Hamlin’s epiphanic moment of 2010 came at what should have been the low moment of the season.
It was at Atlanta Motor Speedway five weeks ago. The engine in Hamlin’s Toyota blew up in a greasy cloud of blue smoke. Hamlin limped the car back to […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 11:16 | Comments Off on Hamlin Has A Good Feeling In His Gut
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Greg Hodnett made it five wins in the last nine races at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night as he won the Hughes National Open World of Outlaws event.
The win for Hodnett in the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication Maxim was worth $8,000 and helped extend the Pennsylvania Posse’s win streak to nine over the World of […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Hodnett Nets Win At The Grove
Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship
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The month-long drip, drip, drip-and-drain of Will Power’s IZOD IndyCar Series points lead continued Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where championship runner-up Dario Franchitti added a bonus point for winning the pole for tonight’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300.
Power’s lead that stood at a comfortable 59 points prior to the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy […]

Sat, 10/2/10 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship
Peugeot Big At Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – If William Sydney Porter ever chose to write about a road racing event, he likely would have picked the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The well traveled short story specialist better known as O. Henry was famous for his surprise endings. Stunning finishes have also become […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Peugeot Big At Petit
Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
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Kansas City, Kan. – There are a lot of questions surrounding Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2011 season.
There were no questions about RPM on Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as drivers for the team won both spots on the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race.
Kasey Kahne turned […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas