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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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NASCAR To Trim Down Plates
Racin’ Notes for Thursday, Jan. 13:
NASCAR reportedly will down-size restrictor plate holes for next week’s Sprint Cup Goodyear tire test at Daytona International Speedway.
The new size will be 29/32 of an inch. The old size was 30/32 of an inch.
The result will be less power and, presumably, slower speeds.
Pat Tryson, crew chief for the No. […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 10:14 | One Comment

Lebanon, Tenn. – A new year and a new NASCAR season brings new reduced ticket prices for fans of Nashville Superspeedway. Single event tickets for NASCAR events at Nashville went on sale Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. Fans can take advantage of the new reduced ticket prices by reserving their seats in advance […]

Thu, 01/13/11 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Nashville Announces Reduced Prices
Pedley: Double-Dip Ban A Singularly Good Idea
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If media reports from this week prove correct, NASCAR will allow drivers to compete for championship points in only one of its major series at a time. The hope, obviously, is that the move will help pump more life into the Nationwide Series. The question is, will that hope be […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 12:55 | 3 Comments
INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Double-file restarts on ovals will become part of the IZOD IndyCar Series rules package beginning with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, one of several competition-related revisions unveiled by the rebranded sanctioning body.
INDYCAR officially has replaced Indy Racing League as name tag of the sanctioning body of the IZOD […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 11:51 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s Bernard Unveils A Series Of Changes
Racin’ Notes: Martin To Be A Three-Series Driver
Racin’ notes for Wednesday, Jan. 12:
Turner Motorsports announced the addition of Mark Martin, to its 2011 driver line-up.
Martin will pilot the No. 32 Dollar General Impala in NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway with crew chief, Trent Owens, calling the shots. He […]

Wed, 01/12/11 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Martin To Be A Three-Series Driver
Woody: Tanks For The Memories, Catch-Can Man
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He was racing’s un-sung hero, reeking of gas fumes and laboring in obscurity, and now he’s no more.
We’re talking, of course, about the catch-can man, for decades an integral part of every NASCAR pit crew. Starting this season he goes the way of the passenger pigeon and the do-do bird.
If […]

Tue, 01/11/11 – 9:09 | One Comment
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR To Ban Multiple Championships?

In Racin’ News today, Jan. 11:
It looks as though there will never be a driver who will win more than one major NASCAR series championship in the same year. is reporting that in coming weeks, NASCAR officials will institute a rule which allows drivers in its top three series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World […]

Tue, 01/11/11 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
First there was the “Chiple.” That now leads us to the “Chip Slam.”
This latter pursuit has slipped under the radar among those who often tout motor racing standards, but it seems to me it doesn’t matter all that much if a team wins four of […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
Racin’ Notes: KHI Hires Crew Chief For Piquet
In Racin’ news for Monday, Jan. 10th:
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Monday that veteran Chris Carrier will lead the organization’s third Camping World Truck Series team as crew chief in 2011. The addition to the KHI stable, which will carry the No. 8, will be driven full time by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
Carrier, who has […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: KHI Hires Crew Chief For Piquet
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
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2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 10:01 | 4 Comments