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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Green Light Gives Young A Go
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SS Green Light Racing announced Saturday that Jason Young will make his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “MemphisTravel.com 200 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts” driving the teams No. 07 Chevy Silverado with the support of 3BR Racing.
A native of Houston, Young began his race career at the age of 12 racing [...]

Sat, 06/20/09 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
Spare The Corny Jokes; Iowa Speedway Is Becoming Rural Legend
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The reasoning of the day sounded unassailable: Build giant, mother-ship race tracks as close as possible to the major population centers of America. That is, bring the racing to the people, open the gates and be careful not to get an arm or a leg caught as the turnstiles spun [...]

Sat, 06/20/09 – 7:32 | Comments Off
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Donny Schatz nearly had a perfect night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night. After setting fast time in qualifying, he won the first heat race and wrapped up the night by dominating the 40-lap A-Feature event to score his eighth win of the 2009 campaign. The only blemish on the night [...]

Sat, 06/20/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Dog Pile On Mayfield!
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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As the most intriguing mystery in modern NASCAR history drags on – did suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield use a banned substance or did he not? – the piling-on has begun.
More and more bloggers and other ozone-dwellers are suggesting that the evidence against Mayfield is mounting and it is folly for [...]

Sat, 06/20/09 – 7:30 | 12 Comments
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Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Milwaukee Mile was postponed because of rain. It is scheduled to be run on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
The track is located in West Allis, west of downtown Milwaukee.

Fri, 06/19/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by [...]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio
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Qualifying for Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic presented by Key Bank, Round 6 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, nearly came down to a dead heat before Jon Fogarty put down a tie-breaking lap of 1:18.059 (104.136 mph) Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Fogarty and Alex [...]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Currently there are 34 oval-track races on the Sprint Cup schedule and just two road-course races.
Have you ever hit your head so hard, or eaten a sandwich made with mayo that was left out in the sun too long, that your mind began to ponder the question of: What if [...]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When you think about the great road racers in NASCAR, a few names come to mind immediately – Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart for starters. Then there are the ringers like Scott Pruett and Boris Said, and other road-course experts like Robby Gordon and Marcos Ambrose.
But looking [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Woody: The Show Is Too Good For Camping World To Pack It In
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR truck series is in trouble.
Nobody can deny that.
The only question is, how dire is it?
Naturally no one at the top will dare give a straight answer – they’ll hem and haw about “difficult times” and “strong commitments.”
But the rumblings have been growing louder for sometime, and a tidal [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments