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During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

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Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shoved off the pages of London’s racy tabloids by William and Catherine and the royal wedding, Mike Conway quietly has reassumed the role of loyal British subject…in search of his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory.
Conway snapped an 0-for-25 winless streak dating to 2009 by winning the 37th annual Toyota Grand […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 10:35 | Comments Off on Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
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A few random observations on a sunny morning in Georgia after a night of scary storms, one of which hit awfully close to Atlanta Motor Speedway, a track that was devastated by a tornado back in 2005.
The new rules that prevents drivers from competing for points in more than one division has put some new […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves will be on double-secret probation this weekend, when the IZOD IndyCar Series  travels to his native Brazil for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.
Castroneves’ No. 3 Dallara/Honda was involved in two separate incidents within five laps of each other during the series’ most recent event, the 37th annual […]

Thu, 04/28/11 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
Harris: Contentious Busch Now A Contender
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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A lot of you probably read the classic “Waiting for Godot’’ while you were in school.
Basically, it’s about waiting for something that may or may not ever happen. That’s pretty much the way I feel about the future success of Kyle Busch in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.
It’s doubtful that anybody, […]

Thu, 04/28/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Harris: Contentious Busch Now A Contender
Woody: Ricky Craven Re-Lives Hiccup Finish
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville, Tenn. – It was a micro-second that would define Ricky Craven’s 25-year racing career.
In a 2003 race at Darlington, Craven nipped Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds, the closest finish ever recorded in a NASCAR race since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993.
A couple of weeks ago at Talladega, that […]

Wed, 04/27/11 – 10:23 | 2 Comments
Woody: It Will Be A Hollow Hall Without D.W.
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Which of the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 should be inducted?
Every one of ‘em.
But since Oz, or whoever’s behind the curtain, is adamant about restricting each class to five, here’s my choices for the third round:
Darrell Waltrip
Cale Yarborough
Fireball Roberts
Curtis Turner
Tim Flock
How there can be […]

Tue, 04/26/11 – 7:29 | 12 Comments
Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
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NASCAR’s Kyle Busch was named recipient of the Driver of the Year Foundation’s Driver of the Year award for the first quarter of the 2011 auto racing season, it was announced Monday.
Busch beat out fellow NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick in voting for the award.
Helping Busch earn the award – which goes to […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 14:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 9:12 | 2 Comments
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all […]

Sun, 04/24/11 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
New ‘Go Canada’ Nationwide Team Is On The Go
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville, Tenn. – Go Canada Racing, a new NASCAR team owned by a Canadian businessman and based in Nashville, made its debut in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Nashville Superspeedway and announced big plans for the future.
Team owner Steve Meehan said his plan is to run “about’’ 10 Nationwide races and two […]

Sun, 04/24/11 – 7:07 | 2 Comments