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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Force Fined; Grudge Race Proposed
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Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
Videotape from the event showed Force making physical contact with an NHRA official at [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:05 | 17 Comments
Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
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Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Tony Stewart may have a hard time getting his fellow Sprint Cup drivers to keep coming to the Prelude to the Dream.
After all, why would they want to come to Eldora Speedway and get their butts kicked by the track owner?
“Home track advantage,” second-place finisher Clint Bowyer said Wednesday night [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:27 | Comments Off
Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Richmond
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Chevy Rock N Roll 400
Richmond International Raceway
Saturday September 12, 7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Seven times has a Richmond race had only two lead changes. Thankfully, the last time it happened was 1975. We shouldn’t have to worry about that Saturday night… Last year’s race saw every single car running at the finish. With the [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 5:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Wood | Senior Writer
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
Just the opposite [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* Did too, did not
I tend to continue right on with what I’m doing when I hear one person involved in professional sports accuse another of cheating. Why interrupt a perfectly good day dream just because one pro calls out another for [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Meyers Nabs Victory in Oregon
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Jason Meyers felt like a few wins slipped away from him last year and one of those was at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. His goal coming into this season was to make up for as many of those near misses as possible and he did exactly that on Tuesday night at the high-banked ¼-mile [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview
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Richmond International Raceway hosts the last chance qualifier to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Take a look at the 11 drivers fighting for the final eight Chase positions, and listen to Kyle Busch’s strategy for racing his way into the top 12. Plus, find out why Driver Rating provides hope for both [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off