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Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

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Patrick Brings Momentum To Loudon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When Danica Patrick returns to NASCAR this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, she won’t be alone. Coming with her is a healthy does of momentum.
Will it help?
Good question, she said this week. And the answer? Tune in on Saturday.
“It’s still a whole new weekend with expectation levels and people […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 16:48 | 8 Comments
Bobby Labonte, TRG Split
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Former Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte apparently will spend the remainder of the 2010 NASCAR season as a hired gun.
Labonte, the 2000 Cup champion, announced he was leaving TRG Motorsports in a news release Wednesday morning. And before the close of business, he had picked up a three-race gig […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 15:41 | 3 Comments
Fennig Named Kenseth Crew Chief
Roush Fenway Racing announced a major crew chief change on Wednesday.
In a statement issued by the team it was announced that Jimmy Fennig is in as the crew chief for Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford in the Sprint Cup Series. Out, is Todd Parrott, who took the job over from Drew […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 8:31 | One Comment
Woody: Phantom Flags Have Flapped Before
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s the oldest debate in NASCAR: Do officials sometimes throw an unwarranted caution flag to close up a strung-out field and make the race more exciting?
Denny Hamlin is the latest driver to claim that it does, charging that NASCAR threw a  caution for phantom debris during a drowsy stretch at Michigan […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 7:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Braces For Another Bout Of Danicamania
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Here we go again. It’s time for Danica Patrick’s return to her stock car apprenticeship after spending four months in her full-time ride in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
The open-wheel glamour queen precipitated a major case of DanicaMania at the beginning of the season when she finished sixth in an ARCA race, […]

Wed, 06/23/10 – 6:52 | 3 Comments
Woody: Pardon The Excitement
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As the dust and car parts settled over Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, it seemed like everybody was apologizing.
Jeff Gordon apologized for roughing up the competition.
Marcus Ambrose apologized for blowing his first career victory with a bone-headed mistake.
Jimmie Johnson apologized – well, sort of – for lucking into yet another victory.
About the only folks who […]

Tue, 06/22/10 – 8:53 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Infineon Race Not A Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
I had a history professor in college who said during a lecture one day that he was kind intrigued by the concept of anarchy. But he quickly added that his intrigue was strictly clinical as human nature would render the concept nonviable in practice.
I think what we saw Sunday at […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 10:14 | 4 Comments
Joey Saldana edged Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild at the line by 0.164 seconds to win the World of Outlaws race at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Sunday.
The win was the second of his career at River Cities Speedway.  It was the 65th A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career, as he […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins In River Cities
Medlen Paired With Capps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car driver Ron Capps received a pair of unexpected presents on his 45th birthday Sunday – a first-round loss in the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and a new crew chief.
Winless through the first 12 events of 2010, Capps will be paired with crew chief John Medlen “effective […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:17 | One Comment
Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Was it a gaffe or an horrendous blunder?
No matter how one chooses to describe it, losing the lead under the final caution at the Infineon Raceway is likely to follow Marcos Ambrose as surely as the error in Game Six of the World Series of […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under