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Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

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Q and A: With Kahne And Frye
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Kasey Kahne suddenly left Richard Petty Motorsports this week and it was quickly announced that he would join Red Bull Racing – the team for which he will driver full time next season –for the final five races of the 2010 season.
Kahne and Red Bull general manager Jay Frye met with the media do discuss […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 10:34 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s slip from first to second place in the NHRA’s Funny Car point standings has prompted the 14-time world champion to put his hot rod on a diet.
A first-round loss two weeks ago in the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Force 64 points […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 8:07 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
Woody: Flowers, Byrd Will Be Missed
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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They were different in style, personality and disposition, but for decades they shared a common bond in stock car racing.
Retired motorsports writer Jack Flowers died last week at his home near Charlotte, followed by the announcement that Jeff Byrd, president and GM of Bristol Motor Speedway, had lost a lengthy […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 7:08 | 2 Comments
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Daytona Beach, Fla.– Fans seeking more behind-the-scenes access at Daytona International Speedway will get a closer look into the “World Center of Racing” via a new tour.
Beginning Nov. 8, the Daytona 500 Experience will provide an expanded, one-hour speedway tour. Fans will view never-before-seen areas including the Daytona 500 Club, the Sprint Tower and the […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Daytona 500 Experience
Kahne Out At Petty, In At Red Bull
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Kasey Kahne has been released  as a driver for Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately, the team announced late Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, Red Bull Racing announced it would put Kahne into one of its cars for the remaining five races of the season.
Aric Almirola will pilot the No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion in the NASCAR […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:40 | 2 Comments
Harris: Rich Memories Of Tim Richmond
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The first time I met Tim Richmond was in 1980 when he showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie.
He was a bit cocky, good looking and friendly. I wrote what I believe was the first national feature about him, but I didn’t think much about it, since […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:31 | 4 Comments
Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
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News of the Day:
Kasey Kahne Racing driver and USAC open-wheel star, Brad Sweet, will make his Nationwide Series debut this weekend at Gateway International Raceway in the No. 11 Great Clips Camry.
The 24-year-old has made eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts in the No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, with one top-10 finish […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Jamie McMurray’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night will go down in the history books as his third of the 2010 season. But it might also be accurately viewed as his first victory of the 2011 season.
Ditto for other non-Chase drivers who happened to win […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
Woody: Waltrip Is Left Out Of Hall – Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Another NASCAR Hall of Fame class, another snub.
Last year David Pearson was left out. This year it was Darrell Waltrip.
In last year’s inaugural five-person class the selectors incredibly omitted Pearson – No. 2 in victories and considered by many the greatest driver in the sport’s history – in favor of a […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Bill Elliott’s Young Son Was Winchester’s Top Gun
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Bill Elliott isn’t your typical racing dad. Throughout the budding racing career of his now 14-year-old son Chase, Elliott could best be described as The Eternal Realist.
His quotes about his son all sounded a cautious theme:
“We’re just taking this one step at a time,” he’d say. Or, “We’ve still got to get through the teenage […]

Tue, 10/19/10 – 6:55 | One Comment