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Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

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Drivers Wish PIR Would Change Mind On Changes
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Avondale, Ariz. – One memorable Daytona 500 finish down and 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races to go.
Next stop, Phoenix International Raceway.
But take one final and lasting look, race fans as PIR and its unique backstretch dogleg are about to receive an extreme makeover, a $10 million repaving and reconfiguration […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:42 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article
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Among the enjoyable things for a reporter to do at a short track is trying to pick out the drivers with the potential to move on to bigger and better things.
Back in 2007, at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Ga., the track now known as Gresham Motorsports Park, a 16-year-old kid was in the grandstands […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 6:00 | One Comment
Car Guys Set To Go To War
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In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Car Guys Set To Go To War
‘Lia Show’ Hangs With NASCAR
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By Larry Wood | Senior Writer
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While racing coverage has waned in many media outlets in recent years, one influential radio program has remained faithful and steadfast in its support.
The Lia Show, formerly known as Neon Nights, is nationally syndicated out of Seattle and, for a 6th consecutive year, includes a weekly NASCAR segment. The segment consists […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
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Steve Sexton, former president and CEO of Churchill Downs Entertainment and former President of Churchill Downs, has joined the Formula 1 United States management team as President.
“Steve brings more than 25 years of major sports and entertainment management experience to our project. He understands our aspirations as an owners group and we have every confidence […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:56 | Comments Off on Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
Cope Knows A Bit About Dark Horse 500 Winners
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Trevor Bayne, say hello to Derrike Cope.
Bayne, 20, motored to an improbable win Sunday in the Daytona 500 in only his second NACAR Sprint Cup Series start, a stunning performance that Cope likely can relate to.
Remember 1990? Remember when Dale Earnhardt suffered a cut tire in Turn 3 while in […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:30 | One Comment
Woody: New Rule Bans Bayne, Bites NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A just-turned-20 driver won NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, in his second Sprint Cup start.
He had a yellow “rookie stripe” on the back of his car.
Yet according a just-implemented NASCAR rule Trevor Bayne is not eligible to contend for this season’s Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year.
Starting this year […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 7:50 | 9 Comments
IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 22:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Ingram: Thanks For a Happy Ending At Daytona
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
The night before the Daytona 500, I met with Tommy Byrne to talk about the American release of his book, “Crashed and Byrned” at one of the watering holes in Ormand Beach. As always, the Irishman, a retired driver who now makes […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 14:37 | 2 Comments
Minter: The No. 21 Car Back Where It Belongs
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Way back in the day, before I ever even had a driver’s license, I went to numerous NASCAR races in the Southeast with some of the most loyal Ford fans you’d ever want to meet.
Brothers Wesley and Weldon Stubbs were the kind of people who truly would rather have pushed […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 9:08 | One Comment