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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid of 40, not 43 cars. […]

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Woody: Is Texting Worse Than Having A Monkey In Car?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The Feds are considering using NASCAR drivers in a “distracted driver” campaign, intended to warn motorists about the dangers of texting or talking on cell phones while behind the wheel.
I suppose it’s fitting, because race drivers have a pretty good record when it comes to driving while distracted.
Nobody was more […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 6:52 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief – on a Tuesday:
There’s a recurring thought that keeps reminding me of a basketball game in the middle of Sprint Cup races. And it’s not a Denny Hamlin story. And there are no knee injuries.
There are championships involved and it’s one opponent versus another, […]

Tue, 04/13/10 – 6:16 | Comments Off on Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
Harris: Andrettis Search for Speed
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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In the summer of 2005, longtime racing star Mario Andretti sat under a tent in the paddock during the CART weekend in Toronto and talked with great pride about grandson Marco.
“He’s got the passion,’’ Mario said, grinning widely. “He’s more like me than his dad, as far as how much […]

Mon, 04/12/10 – 8:08 | One Comment
Woody: No ‘Quiet Please” Signs In NASCAR
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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During the final round of the Masters Sunday, some golfer (don’t ask me who; they all look alike to me) was in the midst of thinking about perhaps hitting his ball after meditating over it for what seemed like ten minutes when a theater usher in a fancy blazer hissed at […]

Mon, 04/12/10 – 7:04 | 2 Comments
Dixon Wins Again, Hagan Wins First
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Larry Dixon beat Antron Brown in a pedal-fest in the Top Fuel final at the 23rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals Sunday at Houston Raceway Park to win for the second time this season and the 50th time in his career.
The other winners at the fifth event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing […]

Sun, 04/11/10 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins Again, Hagan Wins First
Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Birmingham, Ala. – Will Power’s pursuit of three straight victories ended when a three-stop strategy backfired at Barber Motorsports Park, where Penske Racing teammate Helio Castroneves saved enough fuel to beat the faster cars of Power and Marco Andretti.
“We wanted to do something different,” said Castroneves, who started third behind […]

Sun, 04/11/10 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
Pedley: PIR Post-Mortem
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Scalpel…Bone saw…mop:
Howard Cosell, a sportscaster back in the day when brains were required to be one, had this famous line he uttered after a particularly bad football injury one time.
“The knee,” Cosell said with sorrowful resignation. “Always the knee.”
The knee everybody had their eyes on this […]

Sun, 04/11/10 – 9:15 | One Comment
Meyers Wins In Pocola
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Jason Meyers won the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma on Saturday night to earn his series-best fourth A-Feature win of the year.
Meyers inherited the lead on the 34th lap when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser had a flat tire while out front on a wild night that saw numerous […]

Sun, 04/11/10 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Meyers Wins In Pocola
Newman Uses Late Pass To Win Phoenix
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Ryan Newman slipped past Jeff Gordon on a green/white/checkered restart to win Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Gordon said he spun his tires on the final restart.
It was Newman’s first victory since he won the Daytona 500 in 2008. It gave him his 14th Cup victory but  first as […]

Sat, 04/10/10 – 22:40 | Comments Off on Newman Uses Late Pass To Win Phoenix
Force Tops Funny Car Qualifying
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John Force inched one step closer to the one major NHRA milestone that eludes him – all-time No. 1 qualifiers – when he set the Funny Car pace at the 23rd O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil on Saturday.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the fifth of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full […]

Sat, 04/10/10 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Force Tops Funny Car Qualifying