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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

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Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Atlanta this week, promoting the upcoming Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s part of the obligations that fall on recent race winners in NASCAR. Each track gets a day’s time from recent winners to use to promote upcoming races. As bad as [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:21 | 17 Comments
Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Stefan Johansson has competed in just about every type of car in single seater racing and sports cars. From the over-powered, oversteering Porsche 935 in endurance racing to a high-boost Ferrari turbo in Formula One and a Reynard chassis at the Indy 500, the Swede’s career has included some unique [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:10 | One Comment
Millican Hanging On For Dear Life
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In a conversation which lasted almost 20 minutes, NHRA driver Clay Millican waved off at least four questions concerning the pressure of his current situation.
He said he doesn’t feel any pressure these days, never has felt pressure in drag racing and that any pressure that may be seeping into his [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 9:10 | Comments Off
MIS Unveils Extreme Bus Makeover
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Brooklyn, Mich.  – Maurice “Moe” Clark was ecstatic beyond belief when he first saw his new and improved infield bus.
“The bus looks so great. This is amazing and I’m so thankful for all of this,” Clark said.
Clark was the recipient of a Michigan International Speedway Extreme Bus Makeover, which was unveiled to Clark on Thursday [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Bubba Didn’t Go Down For Count At Sound Of The Gong
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In a recent article by my RacinToday.com colleague Bill Fleischman, the legendary promoter Humpy Wheeler said he’d heard enough trendy names and longed for a time when drivers with colorful names like Possum Jones and Banjo Matthews showed up in starting line-ups.
The driver Wheeler’s looking for might just be a [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 14:12 | One Comment
Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the annual NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., last January, officials from the Wood Brothers Racing team and Ford Racing took to a dais and explained how they were returning to the past in order to improve the future.
Reaction from reporters gathered in the hotel ballroom varied.
Body language, in [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 14:00 | 4 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Carfax 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday August 15, 2:00 PM ET, ESPN

Race Facts: Brian Vickers has won the last two pole positions at Michigan. I like his odds to make it three in a row…  Terry Labonte and the #08 team withdrew from the race this week, which is a little odd because Labonte would have been [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Michigan International Speedway® (“MIS”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at the facility. The service debuted this past June at MIS and will be available to fans again during the “Show Me the Carfax Race Weekend.”
The text messaging system allows fans to communicate directly [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide’s Matt Carter Is A Driver And A Racer
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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When Brandon Whitt and Specialty Racing parted ways following the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ visit to The Milwaukee Mile in June, team manager Doug Taylor didn’t have to look very far for a replacement.
For the past two years, Taylor’s Ford Fusions have been housed in Statesville, N.C. in a shop owned [...]

Wed, 08/12/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off