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After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

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Woody: Can Bristol Regain Its Belligerence?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
For 40 years I’ve told my non-racing buddies that if they ever decide to go see what all the commotion is about, they should catch a race at Bristol.
If a visitor from Mars dropped by and had time to catch just one earth-craft race before galloping back off into the galaxy, […]

Fri, 08/20/10 – 7:02 | 4 Comments
Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The guess here isthat the reaction to Tuesday’s announcement that Texas Motor Speedway will host two IZOD IndyCar Series races on the same day next season is being shredded by the auto racing traditionalists.
Just like Tony Stewart’s suggestion that NASCAR insert a dirt-track race into the Chase lineup evokes more […]

Thu, 08/19/10 – 18:01 | One Comment
Woody: Interest Not Focused On The Leaders
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The Chase for the Championship has turned NASCAR upside down.
Well, at least in terms of interest in the point standings.
With three races left to set the 12-man field, the attention is not focused on the leaders, but on 12th position.
Points leader Kevin Harvick, having secured his spot in the Chase with […]

Thu, 08/19/10 – 6:56 | 5 Comments
Busch Gets A Wednesday Win

Kyle Busch survived a crash-filled Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and won the O’Reilly 200 on Wednesday night.
He took the white flag to make the race official just as a crash behind him brought out the yellow.
Good thing, too. Busch said afterward that his truck was running out of fuel.
“It ran […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Busch Gets A Wednesday Win
Kyle Busch Wins Truck Pole
Kyle Busch won the pole for the Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon by laying down a lap at 122.968 mph.
However, Busch will start the O’Reilly 200 on Wednesday night from the rear of the field because his engine broke and will have to be replaced before the race.
The pole […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Truck Pole
Entire 2011 NASCAR Schedule Announced
NASCAR announced today the 2011 schedule for its three national series, highlighted by several key changes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
“The adjustments and realignment of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule will make for an exciting race season next year,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “The revised schedule provides better situated dates […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Entire 2011 NASCAR Schedule Announced
Fort Worth, Texas – Fans purchasing the 2011 “No Limits” season-ticket package at Texas Motor Speedway will realize double-digit savings from the previous year, and an array of new benefits connected to a pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and an IZOD IndyCar Series event.
Beginning 9 a.m., CDT, August 18, fans can secure a […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 7:16 | Comments Off on “No Limit” Package On Sale at TMS
Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
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It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 7:02 | One Comment
Unique Doubleheader, Dark Future For Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – A unique IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader and the first Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the track’s history highlight Texas Motor Speedway’s revised 2011 schedule.
For the first time in the 16-year history of the IndyCar Series, drivers will compete in two individual races in the same […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 20:30 | One Comment
Ambrose To Drive For Petty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Marcos Ambrose was named to replace Kasey Kahne as the driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint Cup car on Tuesday.
The announcement was made during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Ambrose, a native of Australia, has been driving for the one-car team of JTG/Daugherty but it was recently announced that […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 12:10 | Comments Off on Ambrose To Drive For Petty