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Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work closely with the team owners, […]

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Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – If you think a race track is just another piece of real estate that can be molded into whatever the current market demands, you don’t understand them like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart do.
For Stewart, there are few places on earth as hallowed and sacred as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:40 | Comments Off on Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
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Las Vegas  – Tired of inflated hotel-room prices and minimum stays? Las Vegas Motor Speedway and several Las Vegas-area hotels have come to the rescue.
The speedway has partnered with 13 local hotels to bring deeply discounted room rates to race fans for the Feb. 26-28 NASCAR Weekend.
“We understand that coming to races involves much more […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:21 | Comments Off on LVMS secures discounted hotel rooms for NASCAR Weekend
Green Light Goes White
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SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White will pilot the team’s No. 23 Dodge Ram for the full 2010 NCWTS season beginning at Daytona International Speedway on February 12th.
Long-time supporter GunBroker.com will sponsor White with ASI Limited serving as sponsor at selected events.
In 2001, Virginia’s White […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Green Light Goes White
Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors
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With  the 2010 World of Outlaws season opening at the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park in three weeks, Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana are still being lauded for their strong 2009 campaigns, as both were honored this week by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll.
Schatz, who claimed his […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors
Braun Heads To Cup Series
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Braun Racing has announced that it will run a limited Sprint Cup Series program in 2010.
Dollar General, which sponsors the team’s No. 32 entry in the Nationwide Series, will serve as primary sponsor for five races, including Daytona International Speedway (February), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March), Chicagoland Speedway (July), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July) and Charlotte Motor […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Braun Heads To Cup Series
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
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Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
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Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Video Postcard From Dubai
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This week, NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip is in Dubai to drive a Ferrari in the Dubai 24 sports car race.
“I love racing cars,” said Waltrip prior to his trip. “The Daytona 500 is the ultimate race for a NASCAR driver to win. But how cool is it to go to Dubai on the other side of […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Video Postcard From Dubai