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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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Yellow Submarine Revisited
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John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
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Fri, 05/28/10 – 18:21 | One Comment
Harris: Indy In Need Of Personality
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – It was like old times – good old times – Thursday night in Indy.
Standing at the front of the downtown Marriott ballroom, telling stories and giving each other a hard time, were, among others,  Danny “Hollywood’’ Sullivan, “Rocket’’ Rick Mears, Tom “The Gasman’’ Sneva, Johnny “Lone Star JR’’ […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 16:05 | 2 Comments
Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Is this the one? Is this the spat that racing-feud fans have been waiting for since Dale Earnhardt vs. Geoff Bodine? Is this the one which even non fans of racing start to follow? The one which will spawn ad hoc websites and Apple apps?
Probably not. Too many shortsighted sponsors […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 10:29 | 3 Comments
Ingram: ‘Silicon Hills’ Right For F1?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Is the city of Austin the right location for Formula One’s return to the U.S.?
Including other major Texas cities, Austin is certainly a market big enough to host F1 and brings with it the allure of the American West, old-fashioned cowboy values and a new-fangled high tech image as well. […]

Fri, 05/28/10 – 6:59 | One Comment
Newman Secures Coke 600 Pole
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Ryan Newman will chase his second victory of the season from the pole position as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver topped qualifying on Thursday for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Newman, who won at Phoenix International Raceway back in April, posted a lap at 187.546 mph.
“It was a great run for the US Army […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 19:34 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Busch-Hamlin Feud Flares Anew
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The leftovers from the feud ignited near the conclusion of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin spilled over into the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center on Thursday.
During separate press conferences, Busch and Hamlin took shots at one another […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 17:57 | One Comment
Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Riding up the road from Atlanta to Charlotte Motor Speedway this morning with my RacinToday co-worker Jeff Hood, my mind kept wandering back to my teenage years, when I made basically the same trip as the kid riding along with some much older me who were some […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
Gossage Welcomes F1 To Austin; Not IRL To Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he would not consider the announced addition of Austin to the 2012 Formula One schedule as “an invasion” of Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s Lone Star State turf.
“I hope they have success because that’s what makes more race fans,” said Gossage, […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:33 | 3 Comments
Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In his bid to win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves will rely upon spotter Rick Mears to help him avoid another Come-to-Jesus moment.
Like the one, for instance, Castroneves said he experienced Saturday during Pole Day qualifications for the 94th edition of the race under the […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:11 | Comments Off on Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
Ickler To Get First Roush Start
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Brian Ickler will make his Roush Fenway Racing debut this weekend in the Tech-net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway driving the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion. It is Ickler’s fourth career Nationwide Series start, but his first at the 1.5-mile track.
Ickler takes the place of Colin Braun, who was taken out of the truck after […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Ickler To Get First Roush Start