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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Atlanta, Ga. – One of the pleasant parts of being a motorsports writer in the Atlanta area years ago was getting to visit on a regular basis with a true legend of the sport – Raymond Parks, who died Sunday at age 96.
When I first started frequenting Mr. Parks’ liquor […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
Johnson Cashes In On Ambrose’s Goof At Infineon
Jimmie Johnson was handed his fourth victory of the season Sunday when Marcos Ambrose shut his car down to save fuel while leading won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway under caution and, briefly, could not get it restarted.
Ambrose, who led 36 laps, got the car re-fired but had dropped to seventh. He moved […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Tony Kanaan put a definitive end to three years of crash-filled frustration at Iowa Speedway Sunday with a victory in the Iowa Corn 250.
Kanaan passed fellow-Brazilian Helio Castroneves for the lead with 11 laps remaining for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of the season, and first since Richmond International Raceway in 2008 _ 32 […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom
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Graham Rahal sounded whipped when we talked on the telephone last Thursday. He’d been up since dawn and dawn comes early in the farm country of central Iowa.
Rahal was not up with the sun to pick corn or feed the hogs, however. He was up to work his sales job. And in this case, the […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 9:59 | 2 Comments
Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
More and more drivers seem to be spending less and less time getting grouchy about having to compete in the two road races on the Sprint Cup schedule. Some still are not thrilled, but all have come to accept them.
The series holds its first road race of the season today […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 9:58 | One Comment
Steve Kinser got his first World of Outlaws win ever at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Saturday.
The $10,000 win for Kinser was his third of the season and the 555th of his legendary World of Outlaws career. The 20-time champion dedicated the triumph to his wife Dana, who is recovering from heart […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 5:58 | Comments Off on A First For Kinser
Ganassi Duo Wins Mid-Ohio
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won again in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season on Saturday,.
The two drivers won the EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, their fifth victory in seven 2010 races.
Rojas started from the pole in the No. 01 BMW/Riley and led twice for 26 laps […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 20:18 | Comments Off on Ganassi Duo Wins Mid-Ohio
Hood: Some Ramblings From Road America
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – If you’ve ever had an opportunity to meet me, you likely know my passions are (in no particular order) racing, racing and…racing.
So when duty called at 5:30 a.m. today, hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock following four hours of sleep at my home near […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 20:04 | 2 Comments
Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa
Will Power, winner of the first two races of the 2010 season, won the pole for the eighth race of the season Saturday when he was fastest for the Iowa Corn 359.
Power, of Team Penske, turn a lap at 181.337 mph at Iowa Speedway to get the pole for Sunday’s race.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Power Powers To IndyCar Pole In Iowa
Edwards Gets First Victory Of The Season

Carl Edwards passed Jacques Villeneuve for the lead in Turn One on a restart with nine laps to go and went on to win the Bucyrus 200 Nationwide series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday afternoon.
Edwards, who had started from the pole and dominated the race at the 4.048-mile road course […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 18:25 | 3 Comments