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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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Fords Leave Michigan With Dose Of Hope
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It wasn’t the grab the checkered flag and drive backwards around the track kind of victory. There were no confetti canons and Miss Sprint wasn’t there to christen the moment.
But no matter. Kasey Kahne, his team and a small army of others associated with Ford Racing had to be partying […]

Tue, 06/15/10 – 9:15 | One Comment
Woody: Pops In Pits Bad Idea
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Anyone who’s ever sat in the stands during a Little League game or a youth-league soccer match knows why it’s not a good idea to allow parents in the pits at a stock car race.
As my racintoday.com cohort Rick Minter pointed out in an earlier column, Parents Behaving Badly is […]

Tue, 06/15/10 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Pops In Pits Bad Idea
Harris: Richter A Big Man With Bigger Heart
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Les Richter was a big man and the thing I noticed most about him the first time we met, in January of 1980 at Riverside International Raceway, were his hands.
When he reached out to say hello, I wasn’t sure I was going to get my hand back from those massive […]

Mon, 06/14/10 – 15:56 | Comments Off on Harris: Richter A Big Man With Bigger Heart
No Blue Monday For Dixon, Tasca
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Larry Dixon raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the season Monday afternoon at the rain-delayed NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park while Bob Tasca got his first in Funny Car.
Mike Edwards and Michael Phillips also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Dixon posted a performance of 3.824 […]

Mon, 06/14/10 – 15:37 | Comments Off on No Blue Monday For Dixon, Tasca
Minter: Hamlin May Just Be Getting Warmed Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As I sat and watched Denny Hamlin knock out a runaway win at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, his fifth in the past 10 Sprint Cup races, I thought back to an interview with Hamlin last year at Talladega Superspeedway, when he wasn’t winning nearly as often.
We talked about his […]

Mon, 06/14/10 – 15:17 | Comments Off on Minter: Hamlin May Just Be Getting Warmed Up
Ingram: Final Le Mans Thoughts Are Good Ones
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Le Mans, France – After an impressive victory by Audi Sport, the countryside around the circuit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has returned to the more gentle hum of tractors punctuated by the ever-present chirping of birds in place of the constant din of […]

Mon, 06/14/10 – 7:22 | One Comment
Hamlin In Command In Winning at Michigan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin got his fifth victory of the season when he won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
And he barely broke a sweat doing it.
Hamlin led most of the second half of the race and led it by margins of, at times, […]

Mon, 06/14/10 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hamlin In Command In Winning at Michigan
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to delay final eliminations for the NHRA SuperNationals until Monday at 10 a.m.
Three rounds of racing were completed in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event before rain started falling at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park around 3:45 p.m.
Antron Brown will face Larry Dixon in the Top Fuel […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 20:31 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans
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Le Mans, France – In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI “plus” that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When the valiant, hectoring chase of Alexander Wurz ended with a puff of smoke […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
GT2: Porsche Upsets At Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Le Mans, France – Speed, endurance and luck all played major roles in the always intense battle for the GT2 crown at this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the name of Porsche often plays a role, this year the 911 GT3 RSR of Team Felbermayr-Proton […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 13:56 | 3 Comments