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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola […]

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Woody: What Race Was TV Watching On Sunday?
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I’ve gotta get Larry the Cable Guy to come over and take a look at my set. Apparently I’m not picking up the same race telecast that the boys in the booth are watching.
Last week at California they kept raving about the “close racing” and “tight competition.”
Somehow I missed it, just […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 7:26 | 5 Comments
FIA Reportedly Visiting US F1
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The FIA’s chief technical delegate has visited the headquarters of US F1 in Charlotte to examine the team’s capacity for entering Formula One, the British-based online site for Autosport magazine has reported, citing high-level sources.
Charlie Whiting, the chief technical officer of the FIA, was said to be visiting the team’s facilities on Wednesday, where approximately […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 18:54 | One Comment
Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
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What do the first two races tell us about how the rest of the season will go?
Not a lot, frankly.
Remember, last year Matt Kenseth got off to a rousing start by winning the first two races, then faded and didn’t even make the championship Chase.
On the flip side, Mark Martin got off to a stumbling […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
Blue Deuce Could Be Wild Card In The Chase
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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When Kyle Busch was still a raw teenager getting his feet wet in NASCAR, older brother Kurt was already a stock car star.
But Kurt was quick to warn anybody who would listen that his kid brother was the real deal.
“If you think I’m pretty good, wait until you see Kyle,’’ […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 8:40 | One Comment
Woody: 48 Has Unbeatable Combo of Luck, Talent
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Whenever I hear someone mention NASCAR’s Lucky Dog I’m not sure if they’re talking about a freebie pass under caution or Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson seems to race with Lady Luck riding shotgun. Last Sunday at California was a perfect example. A caution came out just as Johnson entered pit road. It couldn’t have been timed more […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 7:46 | 2 Comments
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Roush Fenway Racing announced changes to its Nationwide Series operation on Tuesday.
Drew Blickensderfer will take over as crew chief on the No. 60 Nationwide team with driver Carl Edwards effective immediately. Mike Kelley, who had served in that position, will assume the role of competition director for Roush Fenway’s Nationwide Series effort, and Mike Beam […]

Tue, 02/23/10 – 15:01 | Comments Off on More Changes At Roush
Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?
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Good advice can come from some pretty unlikely sources. Like, say, the following advice:
“My grandmother had a saying: ‘Go little where wanted, go not at all where little wanted.’ ”
It’s advice that NASCAR might want to consider in the coming months. And for a couple of reasons; because of its high degree of common sense […]

Tue, 02/23/10 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?
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LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a substantial discount – and other bonuses – to its weekend ticketholders. Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR Weekend will go on sale tomorrow and anyone who purchases or renews tickets for next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events prior to April 10 […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Motor Speedway Offering Discounts/Incentives
Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
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The day-and-a-half wait was worth it for Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and Funny Car driver Jack Beckman, who picked up victories Monday at the weather-delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Racing was scheduled to resume with the Top Fuel and Funny Car final rounds at 10 local time Monday morning (Noon ET), but heavy rains moved through […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced Monday that Japanese driver Hideki Mutoh, 27, will join the team for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season and pilot the No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara-Honda-Firestone entry. It will be the third full season of Indy car competition for Mutoh, who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
“Hideki has […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Mutoh Gets Newman/Haas/Lanigan Ride