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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Peers Say It’s Junior Time
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR’s “Junior Nation” can take heart in some of the comments coming out of the Preseason Thunder media sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
The general thinking among Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fellow drivers is that his sagging fortunes are headed for a turn-around.
Earnhardt finished 25th in points last year with two top-five and […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 15:00 | 6 Comments
Palin Books Daytona Date
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By Rick Minter
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig saiid Saturday that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has requested credentials for the Daytona 500.
Braig said he ran the request by the France family, which controls the speedway and NASCAR, and got the go-ahead to host Palin, who will be in Daytona […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 14:32 | 7 Comments
Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Midway through the first flush of the fan and media appearances that signal the start of another Sprint Cup season, there seems to be one small group that isn’t quite ready to concede a fifth straight championship to Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team.
That group […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 12:41 | One Comment
KBM Unveils Crew Chiefs
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Kyle Busch Motorsports officials announced that NASCAR veterans Eric Phillips and Dan Stillman will serve as crew chiefs for KBM’s two entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Phillips will head up the No. 18 Toyota Tundra, which will be driven by team owner Kyle Busch and Brian Ickler. Busch will pilot the No. 18 […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 9:24 | Comments Off on KBM Unveils Crew Chiefs
Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas – Sprint Cup racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009 produced two significant talking points:
Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 in April, ending a maddening streak that had seen the four-time series champion go 0-for-16 (with two last-place finishes) dating to the track’s debut in 1997. And an early-race crash involving points-leader […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 8:14 | One Comment
Drivers Say It’s A Good Idea To Clip The Wings
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – With NASCAR having informed race teams that a test would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 23 and 24 to test a rear spoiler in place of the current wing, drivers at a Daytona International Speedway media event on Friday weighed in on the […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 20:03 | 3 Comments
Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – If you think a race track is just another piece of real estate that can be molded into whatever the current market demands, you don’t understand them like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart do.
For Stewart, there are few places on earth as hallowed and sacred as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:40 | Comments Off on Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
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Las Vegas  – Tired of inflated hotel-room prices and minimum stays? Las Vegas Motor Speedway and several Las Vegas-area hotels have come to the rescue.
The speedway has partnered with 13 local hotels to bring deeply discounted room rates to race fans for the Feb. 26-28 NASCAR Weekend.
“We understand that coming to races involves much more […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:21 | Comments Off on LVMS secures discounted hotel rooms for NASCAR Weekend
Green Light Goes White
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SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White will pilot the team’s No. 23 Dodge Ram for the full 2010 NCWTS season beginning at Daytona International Speedway on February 12th.
Long-time supporter GunBroker.com will sponsor White with ASI Limited serving as sponsor at selected events.
In 2001, Virginia’s White […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Green Light Goes White
Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors
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With  the 2010 World of Outlaws season opening at the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park in three weeks, Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana are still being lauded for their strong 2009 campaigns, as both were honored this week by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll.
Schatz, who claimed his […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors