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A NASCAR/IndyCar twin-bill at places like Texas Motor Speedway would be a winner, says former driver Tony Stewart.

By John Sturbin | Senior

FORT WORTH, Texas – If shared doubleheader weekends between NASCAR and INDYCAR are to become must-see TV at venues like Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart says one of the sanctioning bodies will need […]

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In racin’ news today, Tuesday, April 11:
Doug Richert has been named crew chief on the No. 71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion for TRG Motorsports. Richert will take over for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 to be run at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 17.
Richert is a championship winning crew chief […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 19:22 | Comments Off on TRG Hires Richert
Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Austin, Texas – Formula One’s new home in the United States now officially has a name _ Circuit of the Americas. In addition to staging the Formula One United States Grand Prix beginning in 2012, the facility will play host to the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2013.
Those were the […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer
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It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 6:30 | 15 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
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Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Power Trims Field At Barber
Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards took over the Sprint Cup points lead for the third time in 2011 despite requesting Tums from his crew during the race.
Why was he making that request? Well, it seems that his stomach wasn’t agreeing with his mom’scooking.
“Well, my mom made a little dish,” […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards
Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Consistency is cool, Matt Kenseth knows, but in NASCAR, you have to sow in a race victory now and then for your job to be really cool.
This morning, all is cool with Kenseth as he put an end to a two-plus-year-long winless streak when he won the Samsung Mobile 500 […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 22:10 | Comments Off on Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS
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Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch are more likely to be haggling over common ground than agreeing on it tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.
But in the wake of Johnson’s controversial pit road speeding penalty at Martinsville Speedway last Sunday, Busch said he could understand the five-time/reigning Sprint Cup champion’s consternation.
Johnson’s […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 18:08 | 2 Comments
Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying
Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will start with a Team Penske front row.
Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Saturday while Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe was second fastest.
“It was very tiring but we saved it until the end and put a good lap together,” […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying