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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Morning Memo: Debris Comes In All Kinds of Sizes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Yep, finally saw some of that mysterious debris which NASCAR officials seem so fond of throwing yellow flags at. It was laying there on the track surface near the start/finish line at Martinsville last weekend and aren’t you conspiracy freaks feeling a bit shamed about your wild theories [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 10:28 | One Comment
Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Earlier this year my RacinToday.com cohort Jonathan Ingram reminisced about his first visit to Monaco for the Grand Prix. Allow me to wax similarly nostalgic about my first trip to one of my favorite venues:
Talladega. White-knuckle, breath-taking Talladega down in sweet-home Alabama.
The asphalt had barely cooled on the mammoth track – [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ transition to the Ford camp for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will begin this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley Tools entry will be re-bodied as a Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Sadler will return to his No. 19 Dodge Charger for the final three races [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:33 | Comments Off
NHRA Unveils Safety Updates
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A new helmet removal system leads a list of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
Highlighting changes announced Monday will be implementation of a new Eject Helmet Removal System in all four professional categories, as well as Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don’t fault Ashley Force Hood if she is underwhelmed by the prospect of emerging as the NHRA’s first female Funny Car world champion.
“It’s not such a big deal to me, and the main reason is I am a female driver. I had nothing to do with that – God makes [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 17:00 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 11:03 | Comments Off
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short [...]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 16:29 | One Comment
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 9:07 | 6 Comments