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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Kurt Busch, Too, Has Matured Into A Contender
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the most hammered upon stories of the year as been the maturation process of Kyle Busch. You know: He is racing so much better in 2010 because he has a new attitude – a more mature attitude.
Busch himself has credited Mark Martin with standing as a role model […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Woody: Fox Trots Away A Winner
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Fox Sports wrapped up its share of the NASCAR season with last Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, handing the mike off to TNT this weekend at Pocono.
After six races on TNT, ESPN takes over for the rest of the season (except when the races are on ABC. Yes, it gets confusing, but […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 7:20 | 6 Comments
Indy Wreck Halts Hamilton’s Texas Return
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Davey Hamilton’s drive in the 94th Indianapolis 500 was over before he could say “The Biggest Spectacle in Greatness.”
A spinout and crash on the first of 200 laps relegated Hamilton to a 33rd and last-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. And on Monday, the […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 17:52 | One Comment
Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – A little success for Dan Wheldon always seems to surprise people these days.
The elfin Englishman was always among the favorites when he won the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the series title while driving for Andretti Green Racing when it was a powerhouse team.
Since then, Wheldon has jumped to […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
Woody: The Double Bonus Is Big Baloney
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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We keep hearing about some sort of $20 million bonus that might be in the works for any driver who wins the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.
That’s a lot of baloney.
Expensive baloney, granted – but still baloney.
It was a goofy ideal back in years past when […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:07 | 2 Comments
SunTrust Halts Ganassi Bid
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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After a strong opening stint by Ricky Taylor, SunTrust Racing completed a dominant victory at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park with Max Angelelli behind the wheel of the team’s Dallara-Ford. The fifth round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series was marred by an opening lap incident at the exit of Big Bend, where […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 17:35 | One Comment
Woody: Busch Better Heed Burton
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’ve followed Jeff Burton’s career ever since he ran his first Cup race in 1993 and I’ve never known a more likable, mild-mannered and easy-going driver.
He has a reputation as a racer who takes his lumps and never complains.
That’s why it was so stunning to see Burton heatedly confront Kyle […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 14:32 | 15 Comments
Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Not that many years ago, Al Unser Jr. went to visit then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. in his offices prior to the Indy car driver’s first appearance in the Daytona 500. The meeting summed up the longstanding rocky relationship between NASCAR and Indy car racing, […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 9:04 | 3 Comments
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Jason Sides on Sunday night as he was victorious in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Penn.
Sides took the lead on the ninth lap on the bottom of the front straightaway and would lead the remainder of the 25-lap contest, holding off a couple of late charges by Steve Kinser […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 6:26 | Comments Off on Sides Out Sprints Kinser
Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series double Sunday evening when he won the Coca-Cola 600.
The victory came a week and a day after Busch had won the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. The victory also had to brighten the day – make that, night – of […]

Sun, 05/30/10 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600