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The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

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Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
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Memo Rojas was fastest in Friday’s qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He won the pole with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor.
While Taylor will start Round 7 of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
Kahne Soars To Pole At Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne’s high-flying qualifying run at Infineon Raceway on Friday put him on the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Kahne, whose car went airborne off the road track’s curbing a couple of times during his run, turned a lap at 93.893 mph in the session.
The pole was the first of […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:10 | 2 Comments
Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two
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The 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season was supposed to be all about the teams of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. In terms both of winning races and the championship.
That is, this was supposed to be a business-as-usual year for North America’s top open-wheel series.
And that’s kind of the way the season did start as Penske […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 15:29 | One Comment
Minter: Fans Used To Flock To See The Flocks
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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With NASCAR’s return to Road America this weekend for the first time since 1956, maybe there will be some media attention focused on the winner of that long-ago race.
This year’s event is for the second-tier Nationwide Series. The only other NASCAR race at Road America was for the division now […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 6:46 | 2 Comments
Woody: Gentleman, Start Your Ringers
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Well, it’s off to Snore-noma for Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, a meandering 1.99-mile road course shaped like a NASCAR fuel can.
I’ve never been a fan of road-course racing. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just different from the traditional oval-track tussles most of us old-time (read: ancient) fans grew […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 6:34 | 4 Comments
Ambrose Has Had To Adjust Goals for 2010
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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That trademark ebullience was in short supply when Marcos Ambrose talked to the media this week. In its place was a mixture of frustration and uncertainty.
Nobody needed to ask why:
Jacked-up hopes that Ambrose would become the first Australian to win a Sprint Cup race and make the Chase are on […]

Thu, 06/17/10 – 10:16 | One Comment
Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released
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Fort Worth, Texas – An Indy Racing League investigation into the fiery crash involving IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Simona de Silvestro at Texas Motor Speedway has cited a procedural error in the packing of a fire hose on one of its trucks that caused it to malfunction, as well as “human error” in the form […]

Wed, 06/16/10 – 22:29 | Comments Off on Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released
Sorenson To Drive For Red Bull
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Red Bull Racing announced Wednesday that Reed Sorenson would fill in as driver of the No. 83 Sprint Cup car beginning with the June 27 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Sorenson will replace Casey Mears, who has been driving the car since Brian Vickers was diagnosed with blod clotting problems and opted out of the […]

Wed, 06/16/10 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Sorenson To Drive For Red Bull
Sturbin: Remembering A Great Racing Voice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It’s been said that everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, and how they learned that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas.
I was sitting at a desk in a classroom at Transfiguration School, a Catholic grammar school in my […]

Wed, 06/16/10 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Woody: Is Tony Saving His Best For Last?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A couple of weeks ago, that mild-mannered stranger who has been wearing Tony Stewart’s racing uniform to racetracks made an announcement:
He REALLY IS Tony Stewart, the once-volatile terror of the track, and he said he’s going to get back to doing what he used to do best – making waves and […]

Wed, 06/16/10 – 7:23 | Comments Off on Woody: Is Tony Saving His Best For Last?