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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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Sarah Fisher Takes Leap Forward
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Scary? Ah, yes, you could say that sinking everything you own and then a whole lot more into something that is as high-risk/low-potential-for-success as an auto racing team is scary.
But Sarah Fisher believes in her rock. The rock which she found during a trip in Brown County, Indiana. The one which is inscribed with these […]

Wed, 04/7/10 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Sarah Fisher Takes Leap Forward
Will Different Mean Better Saturday At Phoenix?
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Avondale, Ariz. – Greetings from Phoenix International Raceway, where drivers and fans likely will need a scorecard to keep up with all the changes surrounding Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600.
First, the race distance has increased since last year’s race, up 63 laps from 312 (502.1 kilometers) to 375 (603.5 kilometers).
Secondly, […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 16:59 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Penalizes Leffler
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NASCAR has placed Jason Leffler, driver of the No. 38 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, on probation for the next three NASCAR Nationwide Series events for a rule violation he committed during the race at Nashville Superspeedway on April 3.
Leffler’s probation will run until April 28 of this year.
Officially, Leffler was found to have […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 16:37 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Leffler
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Kansas City, Kan. – Tickets for the May 1 Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 and May 2 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 are on sale now. This is the first time fans have been able to purchase individual day tickets to Kansas Speedway.
“This is a great opportunity for fans to come enjoy the great racing of […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 13:33 | Comments Off on Individual Day Tickets Available at Kansas Speedway
Radical IRL Car Gets Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DeltaWing’s radical IZOD IndyCar Series chassis – a prototype that conjurs up comparisons to the iconic designs of stylist Harley Earl – is headed to the wind tunnel.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing LLC, which introduced its proposed chassis for the 2012 IndyCar season at the Chicago Auto Show in February, is scheduled to […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 7:50 | One Comment
Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works
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Back in the days when NASCAR ran two Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races in Nashville, Ralph Emery’s Great Outhouse Race was a fixture.
Emery was host of a popular country music TV show and a huge racing fan. He began holding his annual Outhouse Race as a fun event in connection with the big summer […]

Tue, 04/6/10 – 7:28 | 6 Comments
Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This weekend was supposed to be the first time a major racing team from Charlotte was competing on an Easter Sunday. Instead of racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the US F1 team officially fired employees who had been considered temporarily laid off via an […]

Mon, 04/5/10 – 6:33 | 2 Comments
Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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A rare weekend off during the grueling business that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup season should be a time for the drivers to relax and enjoy themselves.
Unfortunately, some of them may be spending the time off stewing about the results of the first six races of the 36-race schedule.
Among those […]

Mon, 04/5/10 – 6:25 | Comments Off on Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
Harvick Remembers Way To Victory Circle
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – It had been four years since Kevin Harvick’s last visit to Nashville Superspeedway, and he said he had a little trouble finding his way through the garage area.
But Harvick remembered the way to Victory Circle – last visited by him here in 2006 – after sailing to a […]

Sat, 04/3/10 – 18:13 | 2 Comments
Busch Wins Nashville; Spares Trophy Guitar
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – Kyle Busch climbed from his truck, grabbed the trademark trophy Gipson guitar, and held it aloft.
The crowd held its breath.
And nothing happened.
After a Nationwide Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway last year Busch smashed the guitar to bits in a “rock-star-style” celebration that caused a ruckus and riled NASCAR […]

Sat, 04/3/10 – 4:10 | One Comment