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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

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TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
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Thank God It’s Monday:
Had things gone just minutely differently on the last lap of last year’s Indianapolis 500, the look of Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in Long Beach would have been radically different.
Sunday’s winner might not have won because he might be dead, and a most crucial moment of the race might not have […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 10:29 | Comments Off on TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
Hood: A Day Full Of Highlights At Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – A race track known for producing the bizarre churned out several more oddities during Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Observations on a sun-splashed race day in central Alabama, which played out in front of 115,000 spectators:
– For the first time in the history of the massive 2.66-mile […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hood: A Day Full Of Highlights At Talladega
Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass
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Mike Conway passed Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 13 laps to go and went on  to win Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
The pass came just two laps after Conway’s Andretti Autosport teammate, slowed and left the track with a mechanical problem while battling Briscoe […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass
Plate Debate Rages On After Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Two of the big debates in racing today involve how the competition today compares to what went on in the so-called good-old days and whether a great
finish is enough to make up for the rest of a race failing to live up to expectations.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:11 | 3 Comments
Johnson Wins Four-Wide Talladega Drag Race
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Jimmie Johnson, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushing, slipped past Clint Bowyer and his wing man Kevin Harvick at the finish line on the final lap and won the Aaron’s 499
Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
The margin of victory was .002 seconds.
And that was the margin between first and second. There were six […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 17:00 | One Comment
Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides
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Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Greg Anderson emerged as winners of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Sunday afternoon.
Worsham won the Top Fuel portion of the event, edging Al-Anabi Racing teammate and defending champion, Larry Dixon.
Worsham gave up four thousandths to Dixon at the starting line (.064 to .068), but he […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides
Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Talladega is back and so is the type of two-car drafting that made the 2011 Daytona so, um, memorable.
It’s been called “Pairs Racing”, “Noah’s Ark Racing”, “Dirty Dancing” and, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Crap”.
From the grandstands and couches, some fans liked it, some hated it, some think it’s boring, […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Three Will Surely Be A Crowd Today At Talladega
Pedley: NASCAR Teams Getting Too Cozy?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Auto racing. One-on-42. A driver and his team against the world. Asking for nothing and giving less. It’s a sport were a helping hand is often slapped away with a snear and a hiss.
Well, used to be. And still is for all but four races a year.
In those four races, […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 6:41 | One Comment
Gordon Wins Pole, Suggests Big Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports land rush during qualifying and won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. And then he issued some shocking suggestions to NASCAR officials.Gordon’s pole winning lap was at 178.248 mph.
The three cars behind Gordon’s on the speed […]

Sun, 04/17/11 – 6:07 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins Pole, Suggests Big Changes
Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach
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Will Power of Team Penske on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Power will start along side of Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport on the front row.
“I was up on the lap by a half-a-10th coming into the last three corners and I knew the […]

Sat, 04/16/11 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach