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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Roush Q and A: ‘I Feel Very Lucky’
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Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing, returned to a race track Friday for the first time since he was seriously injured in an airplane crash in Oshkosh, Wis.
Roush, who was released from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earlier in the week, held a short press conference at Michigan International Speedway.
Here is the transcript of […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:50 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Earnhardt Vows To Keep Up The Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t prepared to wave the concession flag just yet on Friday.
In jeopardy of missing the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the second consecutive season, NASCAR’s most popular driver is 121 points out of the final transfer spot for this year’s playoffs.
But […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 15:05 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
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In Racin’ News Today:
Veteran NASCAR driver Tony Raines will take the wheel of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports this weekend for the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Raines replaces rookie Kevin Conway, the driver for the ExtenZe Racing program, which requested a hiatus in its racing agreement with Front Row Motorsports.
Raines […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 14:07 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Raines Takes 34 Ford
Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tony Pedregon wasn’t exactly doing a Norman Vincent Peale thing this week as he talked about his chances of making the 2010 NHRA playoffs. No, positive thinking on the part of the former two-time champion was clearly being tested by fear of a slow Funny Car.
Asked about doing well in […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Woody: Carroll’s Bluegrass Dream Comes True
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – I was sitting at my desk in The Tennessean in sports department one morning some 12 years ago when the phone rang. On the other end was Jerry Carroll, a former Nashville country club golf pro and prominent real estate developer.
Jerry said he needed Darrell Waltrip’s private phone number.
I […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 7:19 | 6 Comments
Nationwide Notes: MIS Is New Car Showroom
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – The sights and sounds of the new Nationwide Series cars filled the air at Michigan International Speedway on Thursday during a six-hour practice session on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval.
The new car, which debuted last month during Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory at Daytona, will see action for the […]

Fri, 08/13/10 – 7:00 | One Comment
Today’s News: Stavola, Labonte Form New Team
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In today’s Racin News:
Veteran NASCAR team owner Bill Stavola is back on the racing scene, joining with two-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte to form Stavola Labonte Racing. The duo have partnered with sports marketing and sponsorship professional Bill Henneberry who will oversee their sales and marketing efforts.
Stavola Labonte Racing makes its 2010 debut […]

Thu, 08/12/10 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Today’s News: Stavola, Labonte Form New Team
Woody: Raising Kahne Was Unnecessary
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It was good to see someone finally get the horse back in front of the cart before any more damage was done by the Kasey Kahne confusion.
It has been announced (belatedly) that Kahne will drive next season for Red Bull Racing while waiting for Mark Martin to vacate his ride […]

Thu, 08/12/10 – 6:54 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: NHMS Moves, Hornish Won’t
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Return of the IZOD IndyCar Series to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2011 after a 13-year absence has been pushed back two weeks to accommodate changes in the track’s NASCAR schedule.
Originally booked for July 31, IndyCar now will compete on the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2011.
“Because […]

Wed, 08/11/10 – 20:50 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: NHMS Moves, Hornish Won’t
Woody: Another Junior-Free Chase
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Looks as though NASCAR’s playoffs will be missing its star driver again this year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 26th-place finish at Watkins Glen last Sunday probably doomed his Chase chances. It dropped him two spots in the standings, down to 16th, with just four races left to crack the 12-man championship field.
In […]

Wed, 08/11/10 – 13:00 | 21 Comments