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Spencer Massey has been released from Don Schumacher Racing as driver of the Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the team announced Friday evening.
“Spencer is no longer with DSR,” team owner Don Schumacher said.
“He violated a DSR policy and would not correct the violation. […]

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Green Light Hires Crew Chief
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SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that Jason Miller has joined the team as the crew chief for the No.07 Chevy Silverado truck for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Season.
Miller is a native of Indianapolis who made the transition to NASCAR racing in 1999 working as a mechanic and tire changer for Andy Petree […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:30 | Comments Off on Green Light Hires Crew Chief
Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
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Braun Racing announced the 2010 driver line-up for the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Thursday. Brian Vickers and Reed Sorenson will share time at the helm of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota.
Crew chief Trent Owens will return for his sixth year at Braun Racing to lead the team.
Vickers, […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Vickers, Sorenson In Braun Car
Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
Biffle […]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 9:57 | One Comment
Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker
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There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 17:15 | 4 Comments
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 11:47 | One Comment
Front Row Unveils 2010 Plans
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Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that it will add an additional full-time Sprint Cup program in 2010.
Front Row’s teams will use engines from Roush/Yates Racing Engines and get technical support from Ford Racing.
“We’re pleased to have Front Row Motorsports switching to Ford for the 2010 season,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “We […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 10:16 | 2 Comments
Woody: Jerry Carroll Deserves Some Credit
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Jerry Carroll, one of the founders of Kentucky Speedway, is sometimes portrayed as a cantankerous maverick whose litigious battle with NASCAR stood in the way of the track getting a Sprint Cup race.
Having known Jerry for the better part of two decades – I first met him when he was a […]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 7:56 | 6 Comments
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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesdasy that Kevin Kidd has been named crew chief for its No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry.
Kidd replaces Dave Rogers who was named crew chief for JGR’s No. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in November.
Kidd joins JGR after spending the previous four years in engineering with Richard Petty Motorsports. Most […]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 12:30 | Comments Off on Kidd Is New JGR Crew Chief
Woody: Father Time Eats Red’s Dust
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Red Farmer spent his formative years listening to the whine of racing engines just down the street from his home near Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway.
It was a siren song that lured Farmer into racing and decades later – at age 77 – refuses to let him go.
Farmer was recently admitted to a Bessemer, Ala., hospital for […]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 10:04 | 3 Comments
Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model […]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model