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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

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Morning Memo: Your Thoughts On Cooling Down?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s just see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* I’ve always been torn by the media interview procedure in racing.
As a journalist, I like the fact that you are allowed to walk up to a driver who has just climbed out of his car after a wreck or after [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview
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NASCAR returns to the South for Labor Day weekend as Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its first Sprint Cup Series night race. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman say racing under the lights will make one of NASCAR’s fastest and most competitive tracks even better. Plus, find out why Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a good chance of [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
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Come to the track as a fan. Leave as a hero.
That’s the mantra in 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway for NASCAR fans, who have the chance to save a life just by rolling up their sleeves.
Phoenix International Raceway, with the American Red Cross Arizona Region and the NASCAR Foundation, is one of over 20 NASCAR [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 6:11 | Comments Off
Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout his long and storied career in the circuit now known as Sprint Cup, Richard Petty enjoyed much success in the state of Georgia, where the Cup circuit runs this Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton.
Petty grabbed six of his 200 career wins at [...]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 20:26 | 3 Comments
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Richard Childress Racing returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway on September 5 with Austin Dillon making his series debut in the No. 3 RCR 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Silverado.
RCR won the first NCWTS race, at Phoenix International Raceway, and went on to capture the series’ first [...]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Busch To Donate Guitars To Students
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch has donated $30,000 to buy 150 guitars for some local schools, apparently as atonement for smashing a classic Gibson guitar in an embarrassing “rock star-style celebration” after a June Nationwide victory.
But Busch refuses to put his mouth where his money is.
He declines to apologize for the guitar-smashing [...]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 10:10 | 7 Comments
Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
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Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.
Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.
Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this [...]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It was odd to hear Ray Evernham, who started and parked a race team, woofing about start-and-park drivers.

Tue, 09/1/09 – 7:00 | 10 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?
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By Jonthan Ingram | Senior Writer
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There are those who might have questioned Marcos Ambrose’s intelligence when he left his native Tasmania and Australia behind to pursue a career in the Sprint Cup after two V8 Supercar championships and a near miss of three straight.
But since a stellar performance at Bristol where he finished third in [...]

Mon, 08/31/09 – 17:05 | One Comment
Childress Says Harvick In No. 29 Car Next Year
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Childress on Monday put out a statement about the future of Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing.
Also on Monday, Yates Racing announced it is replacing Bobby Labonte as driver of the No. 96 car for seven races this season. He will be replaced by Erik Darnell.
In the statement, Childress [...]

Mon, 08/31/09 – 16:59 | Comments Off