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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Darlington, S.C– Ticket renewals for the 2010 Southern 500 are underway with prices reduced in nearly every grandstand making it more affordable than ever to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
“We are always looking at ways to make attending a race at Darlington more affordable for our [...]

Fri, 08/7/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Andy Lally has it all backwards.
When a road racing driver moves to the Sprint Cup, it’s usually from a car with a big V-8 in the front. Before they became the Sprint Cup’s favorite road course ringers, Ron Fellows and Boris Said raced Camaros and Mustangs in the Trans-Am Series. [...]

Fri, 08/7/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Minter: The Drive To Diversify Began Many Years Ago
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program has plugged along for several years, with some positive results. Still the sport’s participants and fans remain predominately white.
Black Americans have played roles in NASCAR over the years, but rarely in starring spots.
Wendell Scott, the long-time Cup campaigner from Danville, Va., is the name that [...]

Thu, 08/6/09 – 19:49 | Comments Off
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After struggling with brake problems throughout practice, Jon Fogarty went out and shattered the Watkins Glen International short course qualifying record Thursday, capturing the pole position for the Crown Royal 200.
Round 9 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Friday. [...]

Thu, 08/6/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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There’s a lot riding on the new GT2 class entry from the factory Corvette Racing team. Veiled in secrecy for 18 months, it makes its debut in the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio circuit on Saturday.
A survivor of GM’s bankruptcy, the new Corvette C6.R is charged with carrying [...]

Thu, 08/6/09 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Woody: Nothing Funny About Racing Humor
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I knew I was in trouble when I got an angry e-mail from Friends of Commodes complaining about a tongue-in-cheek column I wrote about the ongoing NASCAR-Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing soap opera (As the Urinal Turns).
“Dear Dumbo,” it read, “so you think there’s something funny about going to the bathroom? What a [...]

Thu, 08/6/09 – 6:45 | 10 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Watkins Glen
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen
Watkins Glen International
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 1 PM ET, ESPN
Race Facts: This may be the stupidest sponsorship in NASCAR. It was bad enough when it was the Centurion Boats at the Glen, but now it’s the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen? I really hope that [...]

Thu, 08/6/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Park Returns To Roots In Hope Of Returning To Top
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Veteran driver Steve Park hopes success in a NASCAR series designed to showcase up-and-coming talent will resurrect his racing career.
The 41-year-old Park took a step in that direction Saturday night when he passed Jody Lavender for the lead with five laps remaining then pulled away from Ryan Truex. to win the [...]

Wed, 08/5/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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This week’s NASCAR teleconference was livelier than usual. Kasey Kahne was the featured speaker, and some interesting subjects, some on-track and some off, were discussed. Here’s a look at a few of them.
* Points racing:
One of the most interesting topics was the importance of race wins versus making the cut [...]

Wed, 08/5/09 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Preview
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As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the road for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Kasey Kahne talks about going for the road-course season sweep, but Kurt Busch cautions Watkins Glen International is nothing like Infineon Raceway. Plus, find out why Tony Stewart is the driver to pick at The Glen.

Tue, 08/4/09 – 18:07 | Comments Off