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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ […]

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It was a battle of World of Outlaws legends as Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser battled down to the wire on Thursday night at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.C., with Swindell coming out on top to earn his second World of Outlaws win of the season.
Swindell took the lead from Lucas Wolfe on the 30th […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Swindell Edges Kinser At Huset’s
2011 Hall Class Unveiled

The names of the 25 candidates for the 2011 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame were released Thursday and it included many of the 25 drivers nominated for the inaugural class – minus, of course the five who eventually were elected to the Hall.
The 25 names will be voted upon by the Hall’s election […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 19:51 | Comments Off on 2011 Hall Class Unveiled
Ingram: More Ponies (And Money?) For Nationwide
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla.–- The new racing Mustang sallies forth along with the Challenger from Dodge in Friday’s Nationwide Series race at the France family’s Speedway by the Sea. Will the new cars become a sea change for NASCAR?
What you see is what you get with this new generation of cars, because […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 14:59 | 4 Comments
Minter: Leonard Wood Fueled Success
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Several years back, I was standing in the back of Kyle Petty’s hauler, enjoying one of those rare moments in NASCAR reporting when even the lamest question brings a treasure trove of good quotes.
It happens all the time with Petty, and his father the King. That’s not always the case […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 8:28 | 3 Comments
IRL Notes: New-Car Shopping Spree Almost Over
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Details regarding the “future car strategy” of the IZOD IndyCar Series will be unveiled on July 14 in Indianapolis. And one of open-wheel racing’s icons is genuinely concerned about the engine/chassis package scheduled to debut in 2012.
“There’s not very manufacturers that can afford to go racing right now,” said IndyCar […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 6:51 | One Comment
Woody: Here Is Who Should Be In The Hall
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The next batch of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be announced Thursday, from which a final five will be selected for next year’s induction.
Here’s my picks:
Anne France
Jim France
Lesa France
Brian France
Paris France
Only kidding. With two of this spring’s first five inductees named France I don’t think we’ll see […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 16:39 | 8 Comments
Harvick On Track To Fulfill Great Expectations?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Few Sprint Cup careers have started as publicly as Kevin Harvick’s. Remember the high drama when he took to the track at Rockingham in the winter of 2001 in the car in which Dale Earnhardt was killed the week before?
And remember how, when he won the race at Atlanta in […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 16:00 | 2 Comments
Jason Sides reached the three-win mark on Tuesday night in Kasey’s King of Sedalia Presented By Budweiser World of Outlaws race at Missouri State Fair Speedway to surpass his win total from 2009.
Sides earned $10,000 for the victory, which was his second at Missouri State Fair Speedway and his first with the World of Outlaws […]

Wed, 06/30/10 – 5:37 | One Comment
Woody: Caution Free, Action Free
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
At one point during the record 201 caution-free laps of (ahem) racing last Sunday at New Hampshire Speedway I flipped off the TV (mechanically speaking) and went outdoors.
I watched the grass grow for awhile. Then I found some paint and watched it dry. Both were considerably more entertaining than what […]

Tue, 06/29/10 – 9:11 | 5 Comments
Minter: NASCAR in Need of American Idols
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In racing, or anywhere else for that matter, money talks and everything else walks. It’s why a driver has to have a pocket full of money behind him to get a ride in one of the elite NASCAR divisions, and why there are start-and-park teams in Sprint Cup, Nationwide and […]

Tue, 06/29/10 – 7:25 | 4 Comments