Fri, 19/09/14 – 13:38 | One Comment

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first [...]

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Minter: The No. 3 Is Making News Once Again
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday Observations:
* The news this week about Austin Dillon entering the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in a No. 3 Chevy brought to mind a visit to 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., a few years back.
Then, as now, there was great interest in what it would [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:00 | 3 Comments
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Phoenix, Ariz – With a goal of enhancing fan experience and adding value, Phoenix International Raceway will provide additional grandstand comfort to race fans for the 2010 season – expanding the average PIR seat width to 22 inches from 18 inches. Additionally, the track is offering its most loyal fans – PIR season ticket holders [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR circuit is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, so that means the home folks have to brace for another round of stories questioning whether the track should lose one of its Cup dates.
The talk doesn’t make sense to them for a variety of reasons. Even with the [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:56 | One Comment
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
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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