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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

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It was announced Monday that Joie Chitwood III will step down as president and chief operating officer of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the International Speedway Corp. as vice president of business operations.
In addition, ISC announced W. Grant Lynch Jr. will become Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President, ISC Strategic Projects.
Chitwood, 40, will lead [...]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back
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A colleague of mine is having a real hard time negotiating his way through this whole Jeremy Mayfield thing. How in the world, this colleague wonders, can a person as guilty as NASCAR says Mayfield is, go to such extreme lengths to defend himself?
My answer to this anonymous colleague (let’s [...]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 12:15 | 4 Comments
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Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway will be welcoming race fans to the track on Sept. 20 for a Fan Appreciation Day. This event is open to the public and free of charge.  Events for the day include lunch, photo opportunities, live music, games and more.

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Mon, 07/20/09 – 12:15 | One Comment
Top Fueler Antron Brown Still Best In West
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Antron Brown kept alive his hopes of a rare Western Swing sweep with a Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle. Tim Wilkerson and Mike Edwards scored in Funny Car and Pro Stock, respectively, to end a couple of respective droughts.
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Sun, 07/19/09 – 20:28 | Comments Off
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Nobuhiro Tajima rolls on at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as the Japanese driver won the Race to the Clouds for the fourth straight time.
While Tajima took top honors he fell short in his bid to break the 10-minute barrier in the event as he finished with a time of 10:15.368.
Two-time European world rally [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Danger, History Collide In ‘Race To The Clouds’
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In the spirit of Parnelli Jones, world-class rally aces Marcus Grönholm and Andreas Eriksson will scale Pikes Peak Sunday determined to crack the elusive 10-minute barrier.
Jones, one of America’s most versatile drivers, won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1963 and 1964 in a Mercury Marauder set up as [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 17:21 | One Comment
Gurney, Gainsco Enjoy Trip To Barber
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Alex Gurney held off Scott Pruett after a restart with 20 minutes to go to win the Daytona Prototype portion of the Porsche 250 Rolex Grand-Am Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Sunday.
The victory gave Gurney and his Bob Stallings-owned operation a tie for the series points lead. It was the team’s [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Schatz Crowned At Kings Royal
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Donny Schatz knows how to impress the boss. With team owner Tony Stewart looking on, Schatz won the mighty Kings Royal World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio Saturday night.
And when he was handed the $50,000 check for his victory, it was signed by Stewart, who also owns Eldora.
“It’s big,” said Schatz. “This [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Gateway Fails To Hold Back Busch
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Obliterate the name of Gateway International Raceway from the shrinking list of places which have shut down Kyle Busch on race day. Busch conquered Gateway, which is located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Saturday night when he won the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Wins In Kentucky
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Ron Hornaday Jr. held off Mike Skinner in the closing laps to win the Build Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was the third in a row for Hornaday, who drives for Kevin Harvick Inc.
The victory was also the fourth of the season for Hornaday and helped him pad his lead in the series [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 20:22 | Comments Off