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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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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 […]

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Fantasy Racing: Phoenix
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Subway Fresh Fit 600K
Saturday April 10, 2010
6:30 PM ET, Fox
Race Facts: Hendrick Motorsports has won the last six races here at Phoenix… According to NASCAR’s stats, through the first six races this year there have been 332 green flag passes for the lead. Last year there were 89… This year’s race is 100 kilometers […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 16:58 | One Comment
Phoenix Notes: Taking Tires The Hot New Strategy
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Avondale, Ariz. – Track position is normally coveted during the closing laps of Sprint Cup events at Bristol and Martinsville.
But Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin bucked that trend by ducking onto pit road for fresh tires with just a handful of laps remaining during two races last month.
In each case, both […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 16:43 | One Comment
Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole
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Ricky Taylor became first-time pole winner in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Taylor ran a record lap of 1:19.624 (103.989 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara co-driven by Max Angelelli to lead […]

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Woody: Rose’s Life Back On Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Brian Rose is back in racing after being suspended from NASCAR seven years ago for substance abuse.
More importantly than regaining his racing career, the young Bowling Green, Ky., driver has his life back.
Rose was scheduled to make his racing return last Friday at Nashville Superspeedway but failed to make the […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 7:32 | One Comment
It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Avondale, Ariz. – Oh, that Brad Keselowski. For a NASCAR Sprint Cup newbie, he sure knows how to attract a headline.
Only 23 races into his Cup career, which continues Saturday in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 (375 laps) at Phoenix International Raceway, Keselowski already seems to have made more than […]

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Vision, Panther To Partner for 500
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Panther Racing announced Thursday that it has partnered with Vision Racing and will enter Ed Carpenter in the No. 20 Dallara Honda during next month’s 94th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
The collaboration between the two IZOD IndyCar Series teams will pair Carpenter with full-time Panther driver Dan Wheldon, pilot of the No. 4 […]

Thu, 04/8/10 – 11:35 | Comments Off on Vision, Panther To Partner for 500
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Go Where Fans Go
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In these times of declining attendance at NASCAR races, my mind always wanders back to some of the great short track promoters I’ve known over the years.
They weren’t necessarily flashy. They didn’t try to grab attention with fake April Fools Day press releases and controversial billboard advertisements. They just understood […]

Thu, 04/8/10 – 7:03 | 3 Comments
Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is visiting Phoenix International Raceway this week and that fires off a lot of memories, not all of them pleasant.
PIR, in the shadow of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains,  is located about 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, just a couple of miles away […]

Thu, 04/8/10 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
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Indianapolis  – Legendary American rock superstars ZZ Top will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The concert, free with Carb Day admission of $10, will start at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on the Miller Lite Stage in the IMS infield. Miller Lite Carb Day tickets are available […]

Wed, 04/7/10 – 11:55 | Comments Off on ZZ Top to Headline Miller Lite Carb Day Concert at IMS
Minter: Excellence Proving To Be Overrated
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random observations as the Easter break ends and NASCAR teams head to Phoenix International Raceway for a string of 14 races without a break:
* Say what you want about the NASCAR points system, but it still tends to reward consistency over excellence. Jimmie Johnson has won half the […]

Wed, 04/7/10 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Minter: Excellence Proving To Be Overrated