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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

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Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest
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Matt Plumb pitted during a caution late in Friday’s Fresh From Florida 200, and watched out his windows as the rest of the field flashed by down the main straightaway. That decision, however, proved to be the right one, as Plumb took series debutants Gianluis Bacardi and Rum Bum Racing to Gatorade Victory Lane.
Plumb took […]

Sat, 01/30/10 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest
Icon Haywood To Take Last Ride
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Hurley Haywood has learned a lot of things during his many years of driving sports cars. And one of those things was on his mind this week as he prepared for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
And that is; do it right or don’t do it at all.
No longer able to to […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 17:49 | 2 Comments
Kinser Headlines TSR Lineup
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Tony Stewart announced the lineup of drivers for his short track teams and it includes “The King”, Steve Kinser.
Four-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, driver of Tony Stewart Racing’s No. 15 Armor All/STP/J&J machine, will vie for his fifth consecutive crown and will team with Sprint Car icon Kinser, who will chase […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Kinser Headlines TSR Lineup
Woody: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Back on my grandfather’s farm there was this crazy old goat (no, I don’t mean my grandpa) who broke into the feed bin one night and literally ate himself sick.
I won’t go into the graphic details but let’s just say if you’ve ever seen a sick goat the vision sticks […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 14:27 | 4 Comments
Block Set To Kick Off Season
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This weekend, Ken Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will debut their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun.
Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Block Set To Kick Off Season
Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
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Fort Worth, Texas – Spencer Massey ended the 2009 drag racing season as the National Hot Rod Association’s top rookie competitor, and recipient of the prestigious Auto Club Road to the Future award.
But as baseball sage Yogi Berra once famously observed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
That hard fact was driven home for […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi’s passion for auto racing started early.
When he was 5 years old, Ganassi’s father went to Indianapolis to take part in an equipment auction and took in the 1963 Indy 500 while he was there. The elder Ganassi came home with an 8 millimeter film of the race.
“I watched […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
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Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off on ‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Danica’s Schedule Unveiled
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Danica Patrick will compete in 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series races with the possibility of 13 in her debut season with JR Motorsports, co-owner and general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
The only event uncertain on Patrick’s schedule is the Feb. 13 season opener at Daytona International Speedway.  The car is entered in the event, but its […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:52 | One Comment
Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
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Jimmie Johnson was unhurt but his Grand-American Series car was badly wrecked during an accident Thursday in practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion was driving the No. 99 Daytona Prototype for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Stallings said the incident twisted the chassis, with Jimmie Johnson bruised but OK.
“He […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck