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American Josef Newgarden broke into the ranks of IndyCar Series winners Sunday when he held off charging fellow American Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.
Driving for the team owned by Indiana natives Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, Newgarden hit the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of Rahal.
“Oh man, I was […]

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Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don’t fault Ashley Force Hood if she is underwhelmed by the prospect of emerging as the NHRA’s first female Funny Car world champion.
“It’s not such a big deal to me, and the main reason is I am a female driver. I had nothing to do with that – God makes […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 17:00 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
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Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 11:03 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
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Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
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Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo […]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 16:29 | One Comment
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale […]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR […]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Flag to Flag: Martinsville
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Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Sun, 10/25/09 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Saldana The Big Star In Texas
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Joey Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.
Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 8:16 | One Comment