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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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Ambrose Wins NNS Pole
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Marcos Ambrose on Saturday morning won the pole for Saturday’s afternoon Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
His fast lap was at 122.410 mph, a new track record.
Joey Logano was second fastest while Kevin Harvick was third at the eight-turn road course.
Carl Edwards was fourth fastest and Kyle Busch was fifth.

Sat, 08/7/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Ambrose Wins NNS Pole
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Tim Shaffer extended his hot streak to five consecutive wins in seven days, as he was victorious in the opener of the two-day Ironman 55 at I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Mo. Friday night.
Shaffer started on the front row of the 30-lapper and chased Jason Sides, who started on the pole, in the early going. For […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Shaffer Stays Hot In Ironman
Rahal Cooks At Home
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Ohio native Graham Rahal topped the time chart during Friday’s initial IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
A native of New Albany, Ohio, Rahal posted a best lap of 1 minute, 8.3061-seconds around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in Lexington. Rahal is competing in this second race of […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Rahal Cooks At Home
Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
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Memo Rojas averaged 134.718 mph around the Watkins Glen short course to win the pole for the Grand-Am’s 200-mile race on Saturday. Driving the Riley-BMW of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Rojas clinched the pole when an incident halted qualifying nine minutes early.
“It’s great to win the pole,” said Rojas, who shares a 19-point […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Stating that NASCAR racing had become “stale” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup points-leader Kevin Harvick says the impending wholesale changes to the 2011 schedule should not shock-and-awe anyone.
“I think all tracks need to be held to a standard,” Harvick said Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, site of Sunday’s Heluva […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
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Johnny Cocker drove the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd to the pole position in qualifying at Mid-Ohio for Round 6 of the American Le Mans Series, the first over-all pole for the LMP team launched last year with longtime GT and off-road competitor Dale White as the team manager.
“It’s been plain to see that Drayson Racing has […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
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In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 15:13 | 4 Comments
Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In racin’ news today:
Apparently Jeff Burton is not going to let the threat of secret fines keep him from speaking his mind.
On Friday morning, Burton was asked about safety at Pocono Raceway in the wake of the horrific crash there last weekend involving Elliott Sadler. Burton was asked if he […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Hood: Stripping Atlanta Of Date Was A Cold Move
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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A longtime resident of North Georgia who has attended all but two Sprint Cup races held at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 1980, I think it’s safe to call the oval located in the tiny town of Hampton my home track.
After seeing a lot of seats go unoccupied for years during marquee events held […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 8:26 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt Jr. Not Just About Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some enterprising PR person figured out that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his 500th major NASCAR start this weekend. To come up with that stat, one has to combine his Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series starts, but it’s a legitimate and appropriate number since much of Earnhardt’s success and […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 6:57 | 9 Comments