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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
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Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In a year woefully short of good news, I got some last week.
Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president and a good friend for some 30 years, said he’s making progress in his battle with cancer.
I’d sent Eddie (“Goose” as he’s been called by friends since he worked in The Tennessean sports [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 by a narrow margin over Mark Martin, but it will be remembered as the race Juan Pablo Montoya lost.
Taking the lead with an outside pass on the double-file restart, Johnson out-dueled the Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Martin over the final 23 [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* More on the subject of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and whether or not it is a big, huge, important race.
You can get a sense of the that from the way those who have won the Brickyard talk about it. That’s common [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Dollansky Dominates Lebanon Valley
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West Lebanon, NY – Craig Dollansky had been knocking on the door all season of picking up his first win since joining Kasey Kahne Racing and he broke through on Sunday night, dominating the event at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York to score his first win of the season and his first victory since [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Brown Sweeps Western Swing
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Sonoma, Calif. – Antron Brown became the seventh driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing by racing to victory Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
Tim Wilkerson, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Brown, who won at Denver [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 20:30 | One Comment
Power Gets First IndyCar Victory
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Will Power won his first-ever IndyCar Series race when he beat Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line under caution in the Rexall Edmonton Indy event in Canada.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing finished third and reclaimed his series points lead in the process.
Penske’s third driver, Ryan Briscoe, finished fourth.
Dixon’s teammate, Dario [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap
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Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win consecutive races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he outdueled Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin for his third Indy win. Hear from both Johnson and Martin and find out where Juan Pablo Montoya finished after a speeding penalty on pit road cost him the [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
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By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – When he smiles, Mark Martin’s face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook.
Known as “The Kid” during his days a teen sensation in the American Speed Association, Martin has come a long way since he raced cars out of barn-like shop in North Liberty, just up the road [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Power Paces Penske Qualifying Podium
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power put down the quickest lap of the weekend to pace a “spot-on” podium sweep for Team Penske Saturday during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Power, Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves will start 1-2-3 when the green flag drops shortly after 5 p.m., EDT, for the 95-lap/186.2-mile IndyCar Series [...]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment