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Hall of Fame nominee Neil Bonnett and Jeff Hood, the author the piece below, in 1981.

By Jeff Hood | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

“Everything’s better, with Neil Bonnett on it…”

Nearly four decades later, that goofy jingle still resonates in my mind.

It was a blistering hot and humid Labor Day Monday in 1981 in Darlington, S.C. Stock car racing’s […]

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Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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A fictitious character dreamed up to sell a Mexican brand of beer has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the World for a series of TV ads. Is it possible there really is a person who qualifies for this title, a guy who was born in Owensboro, Ky. and will […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 6:48 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Steals Truck Series Victory At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas –  Ron Hornaday Jr. was handed victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 400k Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway when race-leader Johnny Sauter was black-flagged for illegally changing lanes on the night’s final restart.
Sauter, who had passed Hornaday for the lead with […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 6:28 | Comments Off on Hornaday Steals Truck Series Victory At Texas
Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory
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Johnny Sauter was black flagged after he made an illegal move on a green/white/checker restart and that handed victory in the WinStar World Casino 400k Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night to Ron Hornaday Jr.
The victory was the first of the season for Hornaday. It was his 48th in the […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 22:45 | Comments Off on Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory
Tags Is It Again In Qualifying
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Fort Worth, Texas – Alex Tagliani celebrated his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon with a shout-out to his team, and a not-so-subtle message aimed squarely at one of his rivals.
“Being on the pole on an oval is great,” said Tagliani, who bagged P1 for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s with a […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 19:43 | One Comment
When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick has made it no secret that she digs the ovals, meaning the “exhibition” format for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway could play right into her wheelhouse.
A TMS open-wheel record 30 entries began practicing Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s pair […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 15:59 | Comments Off on When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono
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NASCAR team owner Richard Childress met with the media at Pocono Speedway to talk about his run-in with driver Kyle Busch last week at Kansas Speedway.
He took no questions. He only issued a verbal statement.
Busch also met with the media and he did answer questions.
The following is a transcript from Childress:
“Here’s the deal, I’m going […]

Fri, 06/10/11 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono
Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans
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At midnight in Le Mans, France the field was set for the 79th running of the world’s greatest sports car race. And it was Audi pulling ahead of Peugeot in the battle for top spot in the big-boy prototype class.
Audi driver Benoit Treluyer claimed pole position.
The Frenchman, who shares his R18 TDI with Marcel Fassler […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 21:11 | Comments Off on Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans
Buescher Wins Home-State Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – If James Buescher truly is the proverbial win-waiting-to-happen, he’s picked the perfect locale for all parties concerned.
After scoring his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, the native Texan began focusing on Friday night’s 15th annual WinStar World Casino 400k […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Buescher Wins Home-State Pole
Germain Is Fueled By Bodine, Gaughan Blood
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – When Germain Racing teammates Todd Bodine and Brendan Gaughan do the math at Texas Motor Speedway, the numbers purposely come out a little crooked.
“Six is more than four,” Bodine pointed out for Gaughan’s benefit during a news conference here Thursday afternoon, referring to his NASCAR Camping […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 19:02 | Comments Off on Germain Is Fueled By Bodine, Gaughan Blood
Woody: Secret Fines, And Why Did Kyle Slide?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A couple of things puzzle me about NASCAR’s handling of Richard Childress’ smackdown of Kyle Busch.
How come Childress’ $150,000 fine was made public when, according to reports, NASCAR kept quiet about a $50,000 it issued Ryan Newman for the same punching-a-driver offense?
Also: Why did NASCAR let Busch off Scot-free? There’s […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 17:14 | 7 Comments