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Dale Earnhardt Jr. walked away from a serious airplane crash in Tennessee. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s jet bounced at least twice on the Elizabethton Municipal Airport runway before the landing gear collapsed, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks said Friday.

“We were able to obtain surveillance […]

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Not only did Joey Saldana put the Kasey Kahne Racing Red Bull Maxim in victory lane at Eldora Speedway Friday night, he also increased his lead in the 2011 championship battle to 51 points.
It was a complete turnaround from last fall, when Saldana was leading the title hunt before he wrecked hard at Eldora and […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Saldana Gets Perfect Win
Woody: NASCAR Is Rooting For Junior
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s official position is that it doesn’t play favorites with its drivers, and that may be true in terms of enforcing the rules.
But you can bet your bippy – as they used say on Laugh-In – that NASCAR is rooting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have a successful season. Successful, […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 7:47 | 7 Comments
Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington

Kyle Busch passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.
The victory was Busch’s sixth in the series this season and the 48th of his career. He led 49 of 147 laps.
Denny Hamlin, Busch’s teammate […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Kahne Bulls His Way To Pole At Darlington
Red Bull Racing’s Kasey Kahae won the pole for Saturday night’s Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Friday afternoon and did it in track-record fashion.
Kahne had a fast lap of 181.254 mph in his Toyota Camry. It was his first pole since the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last year.
That’s one of the best […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Kahne Bulls His Way To Pole At Darlington
Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
What has transpired  so far in 2011 for Denny Hamlin is definitely not what he had in mind after the disappointment of last season.
After coming up short while making a great run at a NASCAR Sprint Cup title a year ago, Hamlin likely spent the winter dreaming about how he’d […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Goodyear held a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week (Better three years late than never, I guess) and drivers participating apparently left with thumbs pointing upward.
One, Paul Menard, kind of mentioned, sarcastically, I think, that the test is being […]

Thu, 05/5/11 – 9:56 | Comments Off on Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
Craig Dollansky won the Battle of the Highbanks at Salina Highbanks Speedway to earn his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
Lucas Wolfe, who led the first 26 laps and was holding off Steve Kinser and Daryn Pittman, had a left rear tire go down four laps from the checkered flag […]

Wed, 05/4/11 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Wolfe Stumbles, Dollansky Win At Salina
Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
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It’s hard to get your mind on racing while the Southeast is trying to recover from killer tornados and the rest of the world is looking for every detail about the death of Osama Bin Laden, but here goes.
One of NASCAR’s better races of the season, a short track run at Richmond International Raceway, sets […]

Wed, 05/4/11 – 6:39 | Comments Off on Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Woody: Old Warriors Made NASCAR Great
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Over the weekend I watched the TV biographies of three of this month’s NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees – Bud Moore, Lee Petty and Ned Jarrett – and it make me realize what’s missing from the sport today:
Them, and men like them.
Lots of older fans complain about today’s lackluster racing, micro-managed […]

Tue, 05/3/11 – 6:59 | 4 Comments
Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
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Dr. Stephen Olvey, widely considered an expert in motorsports medicine, has been appointed Director of Medical Services at Circuit of the Americas, the new Austin, Texas-based home of Formula One and MotoGP racing in the United States.
Additionally, Lon Bromley has been hired as COTA’s Director of Safety. A 20-year veteran of the racing world, Bromley […]

Tue, 05/3/11 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety