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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

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Minter: Some Orders Are Tough To Swallow
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Team orders can be troubling for those who like their sporting contests to be as pure as possible.
The issue arose in the NHRA a couple of weeks back when John Force appeared to give his teammate Robert Hight a round win that allowed Hight to make the NHRA’s version of [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:00 | 5 Comments
Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at [...]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 10:10 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Dover
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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AAA 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday September 27, 2PM ET, ESPN
Race Facts: If Scott Wimmer wasn’t driving a Morgan-McClure entry this weekend, everyone who’s entered for the race would make the race… Jimmie Johnson chased down Tony Stewart over the last eight laps to win the spring race… 61 of the 79 Dover races have been won [...]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview
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Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Mark Martin tells you why Dover International Speedway is one of his favorite racetracks while Kurt Busch talks about the demands of racing at the Monster Mile. Plus, with three men in the top five in Driver Rating, Roush Fenway Racing could have a turnaround weekend.

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Mark Martin doesn’t expect to win races.
Each time he does, the pessimism and humility seem to pour out of the diminutive driver.
“I’d better enjoy this one because it might be the last time I win one,’’ he’ll say.
Or: “I got lucky this time, but you can’t always have that kind of [...]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:48 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Testing Policy for 2010
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NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series.
The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West.
In 2010, however, [...]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:45 | One Comment
Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Morning Memo today:
Brian Wolfe often wears a suit, but he is not what is often derisively referred to as “a suit”. The head of Ford’s racing operation, Wolfe has no problem with speaking directly to issues and offering his and Ford’s opinions. The [...]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Woody: A Goose-Egg Champion? It’s A Possibility
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR has never had a winless champion, although it has come close a couple of times. Benny Parsons (1973) and Matt Kenseth (2003) both were one-win wonders.
But there’s never been a goose-egg champion.
Could this be the year?
Of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, four have not won [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 17:13 | Comments Off
NASCAR Penalizes Busch, JGR Reponds
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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 18 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of a rule infraction found last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The No. 18, which is driven by Kyle Busch, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – In auto racing, mea culpas have pretty much given way to somebodyelsea culpas. Especially when it comes to drivers. The only problems they have these days tend to be those created by others.
Then there was Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards. He of the U-shaped pointing finger. Justly [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off