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The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

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Woody: NASCAR Needs To Tinker With Care
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We hear reports that NASCAR plans an off-season overhaul of its Chase for the Championship.
Before it jumps off the deep end of the pool and does something too drastic (like making the 12 Chase drivers wrestle under a chicken-wire fence or dance the fandango for bonus points) it should to take a deep breath and […]

Thu, 07/8/10 – 9:17 | 9 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday […]

Thu, 07/8/10 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Please Reschedule Carefully
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few observations after a long Independence Day weekend:
All the talk about a realignment of the NASCAR schedule makes one wonder if the decision makers are forgetting their NASCAR history. Remember when it looked like a slam dunk to put two races at Texas Motor Speedway at the expense of […]

Wed, 07/7/10 – 12:30 | Comments Off on Minter: Please Reschedule Carefully
Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I don’t presume to know what Danica Patrick’s racing future holds, but one thing is certain: the present isn’t working out very well.
Patrick is struggling with her full-time duties in the IndyCar Series – her latest effort being a dismal 20th-place finish in a 25-car field Sunday at Watkins Glen – […]

Wed, 07/7/10 – 7:30 | 7 Comments
Bulldozers Replace Cars At DIS
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The high-banked racing surface at “The World Center of Racing” is undergoing its first major facelift in over three decades.
Construction crews at Daytona International Speedway began the process Monday by removing light poles, the track’s SAFER Barrier system and safety fencing. The safety fence and 57 light poles at both ends of the famed 2.5-mile […]

Tue, 07/6/10 – 6:13 | 2 Comments
Woody: Is Junior’s Rise Linked To Martin’s Fall?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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There is a theory that this season’s rise of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the fall of teammate Mark Martin are related.
Earnhardt finished 4th at Daytona last Saturday night and jumped two spots in the standings to 11th, while Martin finished 28th and dropped two spots to 13th.
I’m not sure that finish […]

Tue, 07/6/10 – 6:10 | 3 Comments
Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything
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Team Penske ended a near 30-year, open-wheel dry spell at Watkins Glen International Sunday when Will Power paced a 1-2 finish in the sixth annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.
Power passed teammate Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 17 laps remaining in the IZOD IndyCar Series race en route to his third victory […]

Mon, 07/5/10 – 9:18 | One Comment
Ingram: Roll The Dice, Move The Vegas Date
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – One of the hot topics during the July weekend in Daytona was the realignment of the Sprint Cup schedule for 2011. Given that politics is the art of the possible – and that so many things in NASCAR are political – […]

Mon, 07/5/10 – 9:02 | 8 Comments
Cup Notes: A Rough Night On A Rough Track
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The aging, bumpy racing surface at Daytona International Speedway went out with a bang. And a boom. And smoke and fire.
Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 was a crashfest. Nine times the caution came out. Red flags came out.
The biggest wreck of the night occurred with 13 laps to go and involved […]

Sun, 07/4/10 – 9:15 | 4 Comments
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Jason Meyers beat Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana at  North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN. to score his World of Outlaws series-leading seventh A-Feature win of the year on Saturday night.
Meyers used a strong double file restart on the low side of the track with four laps remaining to edge Schatz, after the pair had […]

Sun, 07/4/10 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Meyers Top Outlaw In Minnesota