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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Although NASCAR made no official response to Kyle Busch’s embarrassing guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 Nationwide victory at Nashville Superspeedway, it took notice.
“Mike Helton (NASCAR president) came up to me a few weeks later and said he appreciated how I handled it,” said Sam Bass, the renowned [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 16:20 | 8 Comments
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Thursday Observations:
* In recent years NASCAR has begun making all sorts of on-track data available to teams, media and fans. There are all sorts of “loop data” numbers available, made possible by the latest electronic scoring loops that have been placed at every track.
But the one bit of information not [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 8:31 | Comments Off
Ingram: The Fall Of The House Of Hulman?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened at America’s biggest and best known racing facility, these are trying times.
Like the House of Usher, [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indy Racing League Notes and Quotes:
* IndyCar drivers will have a “push-to-pass” option at their fingertips when the series competes at Kentucky Speedway this weekend.
In addition to previously announced aerodynamic performance-related items, Honda Performance Development will introduce brief bursts of additional horsepower and 200 RPMs (to a 10,500 total) via [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Pocono
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Pennsylvania 500
Pocono Raceway
Sunday August 2, 2PM ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Yeah, it’s not a race fact, but I can’t understand why NASCAR not only has two runnings of the “Take A Nap 500” every year, but has them so close together. Weren’t we just at Pocono?… There are only 43 drivers on the entry list for [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
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Long Pond, Pa.  – Pocono Raceway, one of NASCAR’s premier motorsports facilities, is proud to unveil its newest venture: The Village at Pocono, an all season vacation destination.

The Village at Pocono, the newest resort in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, is located in Long Pond, Pa. The Village, owned and operated by Pocono [...]

Thu, 07/30/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Jason Sides Wins Finale of Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken
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Ohsweken, ON—After having a flat tire while running second on Tuesday night while battling for the lead and a win, Jason Sides had one thing on his mind on Wednesday and that was to pick up another victory at Ohsweken Speedway, where he has been blazing fast in all three of his starts. He did [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 23:59 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Turning Fewer Laps, More Heads
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When Bill Elliott decided part of the way into the 2007 Sprint Cup season that he was coming out of semi-retirement to drive the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford, he made it clear that it wouldn’t be one of those deals where he rested on his laurels and cashed in [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 14:15 | 4 Comments
Ford Boss Says New Engine On Track Soon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Brian Wolfe looks very much like the engineer that he is, except maybe for the nice haircut. So when Wolfe, the director of Ford Racing Technology, talks about his company and NASCAR, you get the feeling that here is a guy who knows his product and is not [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 14:10 | Comments Off
BUS-ted: MIS Guests Get Camper Makeover
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Brooklyn, Mich. – For Maurice “Moe” Clark, beauty is only skin deep. Good thing because the 1983 former school bus he camps in is ugly to the bone.
Affectionately called “The Bucksnort Lodge,” the yellow and black eyesore serves its purpose during its biannual treks to Michigan International Speedway’s infield. The bus leaks oil and smokes [...]

Wed, 07/29/09 – 10:45 | Comments Off