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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Woody: Baker Says Racing Climate Is ‘Brutal”
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Gary Baker has had experience hitting hard walls.
During his driving days he once cracked the concrete at Talladega at over 200 mph.
Now Baker, speaking as a team owner, says stock car racing has hit an equally hard economic wall. He’s not sure when – or if – it […]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
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Concord, N.C. – Michael Waltrip plans to slow down some, but only on the race track.
The owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, which will field NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for David Reutimann and team newcomer Martin Truex Jr. in 2010,  says he is bringing his Cup career to a halt.
“I’m going to run Daytona – the […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 22:18 | Comments Off on Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four-wide drag racing will go from the talking stage to the staging lanes in historic fashion during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
For the first time in NHRA national event history, qualifying and eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 15:05 | Comments Off on NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – It seems there is some kind of populist movement under way in NASCAR.
Over the years, the wheels of NASCAR’s hierarchy have tended to turn a lot slower than the wheels on its race cars.
Part of the reason for the sanctioning organization taking its good old time making […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 13:36 | 6 Comments
Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk
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The common theme in the early rounds of NASCAR media and fan events this season has been the sport’s efforts to give the fans what they want. Rules changes are being made in response to fans’ complaints about “boring” races. The very fact that events such as Preseason Thunder at Daytona and Speed and Sound […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 11:13 | One Comment
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew
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Concord, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. fails to get back into the top echelon of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors in the 2010 season, it won’t be for lack of effort.
The Hendrick Motorsports team, which also fields Chevrolets for four-time Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as well as longtime stock car star […]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 21:29 | One Comment
Hall Has Major Wow Factor
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Charlotte, N.C. – Scheduled to open on May 11, the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte will combine new methods of presentation with over 60 years of the sanctioning body’s history. The facility in downtown is still under construction, but a tour given to media equipped with souvenir hard hats revealed a state-of-the-art […]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 19:04 | One Comment
Harris: Jimmie Drives Competitors To Distraction
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Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Mel Brooks once played Louis XVI in one of his zany […]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 18:19 | One Comment
Darlington Gets Truck Race
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NASCAR on Wednesday announced the addition of historic Darlington Raceway to the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
The Aug. 14 Too Tough To Tame 200 replaces an event at The Milwaukee Mile on the 25-race schedule and marks the series’ return to the 1.366-mile South Carolina track that hosted four races between 2001 and […]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Darlington Gets Truck Race