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Kyle Busch collected his 200th NASCAR victory on Sunday. Where does that put him vis a vis The King? (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing

Looking back at … Fontana:

NASCAR fans all over America today are undoubtedly viewing Kyle Busch’s 200th victory in the series in the same denigrating way as did […]

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Woody: Secret Fines, And Why Did Kyle Slide?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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
Project 56 Will Wing Its Way To Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
While the concept of delta-wing race cars failed to move INDYCAR officials, it had the opposite effect on officials who conduct the most important sports car race in the world.
As a result, some of the biggest names in American motor sport will join forces and head to the 24 Hours […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 15:24 | 2 Comments
Sauter Is Sitting On Top Of The Camping World
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Kansas City, Kan. – It was a confused and uncertain Johnny Sauter who stood toeing the asphalt in the Kansas Speedway garages in April of 2010. He was confused and uncertain about his future as a NASCAR driver.
So unhappy was he that he was thinking exit strategies. Perhaps go back to Wisconsin and become a […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 10:17 | One Comment
Bowyer Is Dreamy At Eldora
The top drivers in all of American motor sports got to drive their Dream cars on Wednesday night and all at the same time and on the same track.
And when the dust settled, Clint Bowyer had led all 30 laps in the Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt Late Model race at Eldora Speedway, but […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Bowyer Is Dreamy At Eldora
Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
Le Mans, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began Wednesday with four hours of free practice, followed by the first of three, two-hour qualifying sessions.
BMW’s two M3 GTs opened the German marque’s push for a victory with the best time in the GTE Pro class during […]

Thu, 06/9/11 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Rookie JR Hildebrand’s star-crossed fortunes took another bizarre twist Wednesday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where the 2011 Indianapolis 500 runnerup suffered what has been described as “an injury to his left knee” during a promotion for the inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
Hildebrand was competing against IZOD […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 22:01 | Comments Off on JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
Pedley: Crime And Punishment NASCAR Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Penalties generally have two purposes: To penalize and to send a message. The penalties issued to Richard Childress by NASCAR on Monday failed to do the first and, unfortunately, wildly accomplished the second.
Prompting the issuance of penalties were Childress’ actions in the Camping World Truck Series […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 12:13 | 7 Comments
Sterling Marlin Back In Race Cars, Victory Lanes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin has come full-circle.
As a teenager in the 1970s he won his first race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway. A couple of weeks ago Sterling – now 54 and retired from a NASCAR career that includes two Daytona 500 championships – returned to the Fairgrounds. And won […]

Wed, 06/8/11 – 7:45 | 3 Comments
Woody: Childress Finally Reached Boiling Point
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve been around Richard Childress for most of his racing career. I covered him as a struggling driver and I covered him as a successful team owner.
I’ve been to supper with him, shared beverages with him, swapped stories with him.
In all of those 40-something years I’ve never seen him lose his […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 11:19 | 5 Comments
Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
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Fort Worth, Texas – A track-record 30 entries will compete in the Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, eclipsing the previous high car-count of 28.
The last time an IZOD IndyCar Series race outside the Indianapolis 500 featured more than 30 cars occurred during the season-finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. […]

Tue, 06/7/11 – 10:46 | Comments Off on Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header