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A visibly shaken Tony Stewart addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was involved in a sprint car race incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York state.
Stewart read a prepared statement during a press conference in the media center at [...]

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Helio Has Practice Covered To A “T”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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From PR to RPMs, Helio Castroneves had the field covered during Friday’s opening round of practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Team Penske’s Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe stood 1-2 on the speed chart after practice on the 1.9773-mile, 14-turn Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit. Castroneves posted a quick lap of 1 [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Goodyear officials insisted they were not worried when the Sprint Cup cars were fired up for the first time Friday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but they sure looked relieved when the cars were garaged for the night.
Two one hour-long practices were held at IMS in preparation for [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Points-leader Ron Capps became the first Funny Car driver to clinch a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 playoffs Friday night during the opening round of qualifications for the FRAM-Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
A five-time winner this season in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, Capps was assured of [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Two In A Row for Hodnett
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Mechanicsburg, PA– Prior to the 2009 season, it had been nearly seven years since Greg Hodnett had won a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway. After picking up a victory back in May in the series first trip of the year to the half-mile, he made sure it would not take quite [...]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Sets Truck Record In Indy
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Ron Hornaday Jr. set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night.
The victory came at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Hornaday padded his series points lead with the victory.
Mike Skinner finished second after challenging Hornaday for the victory.
His finish moved him into second place in the standings.
“He makes [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 21:30 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:42 | One Comment
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
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Las Vegas – The theme for the 2010 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “High speeds and lower prices.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Aug. 17. A limited number of tickets will be available for $49 – the lowest pricing of NASCAR tickets since the speedway’s inception.
In fact, [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off
How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:10 | Comments Off