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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Longtime open-wheel rivals A.J. Foyt Jr. and Michael Andretti have struck a corporate deal that will see Ryan Hunter-Reay replace Bruno Junqueira in the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Hunter-Reay, who was knocked out of the 33-car field by Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti in the final minute of […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
Bobby Allison Reflects On Good, Bad Of His Career
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – Bobby Allison’s career-ending crash at Pocono Raceway in June 1988 robbed him of many racing memories, including defeating son Davey for his third Daytona 500 victory earlier that year, but his induction Monday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a win for which he was never […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 13:26 | One Comment
‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The pistol shot that ended Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway left Andretti Autosport bruised and confused, despite having qualified three drivers for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Last-minute qualifier Marco Andretti bumped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from a 33-car field that includes Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick, an earlier […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka
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Robert Hight won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Summer Nationals Sunday at Heartland Park Topeka. In doing so, he gave John Force his 200th victory as a team owner.
Also picking up victories in Topeka were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Shane Gray in Pro Stock.
That Force would get victory No. 200 was […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka
Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field
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The field for next Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was filled out on Sunday and despite some tense moments, the field will include Danica Patrick.
Other big names who got in as a result of Bump Day runs were Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske, Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport, Paul Tracey of Dreyer & […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 17:03 | One Comment
Stenhouse Collects First Win
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. held off Carl Edwards to win the John Deere Dealers 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory comes in the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s 51st start in the series.
Edwards led after a restart for a caution with 22 laps to go in the 250-lap race. But on […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Collects First Win
Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Things just did not line up for John Nobile during his drag racing career. He never became a huge star but it was not for lack of talent nor lack of want-to and certainly not for lack of effort. Mostly, for lack of fate.
But the years and […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams
Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
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Concord, N.C. – Sometimes things go as planned and then other times they don’t. Rarely, however, do they happen simultaneously, as was the case for Carl Edwards following Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
First he won, then he wrecked, all in a matter of seconds.
Edwards planned to celebrate with a slide through the […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Native Canadian Alex Tagliani is fluent in English, French and Italian. And any way he prefers to say it – fast, vite or veloce – Tags was the class of the field during Pole Day qualifications for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Backing up his impressive speed numbers from practice, Tagliani, […]

Sat, 05/21/11 – 23:19 | Comments Off on Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500