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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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Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:06 | One Comment
Woody: Something Is Wrong With This Picture
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That hammering we heard earlier this week was said to be the final nails in Jeremy Mayfield’s coffin.
Well, maybe.
Even though NASCAR has produced another alleged positive drug test, along with an eye-witness who has sworn to Mayfield’s past drug use, I’ve still got some nagging questions.
For starters, how plausible is this [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:00 | 19 Comments
Woody: Confidence Is High On The Trucks Side
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Veteran NASCAR truck racer Mike Skinner says the series faces some potholes in the road, but predicts that it will keep on truckin’.
“I’ve had some conversations about it with folks at NASCAR and the truck series isn’t going anywhere,” Skinner said during a Wednesday press luncheon to promote [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
It’s Kinser Time At Limaland
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Steve Kinser is one of just two drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season that raced against Brad Doty. He competed against the Ohio native numerous times in the early days of the World of Outlaws, and during that span he struck up a great friendship with the fellow driver.
One of the [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Marty Robbins Loved Racing As Much As Singing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville, Tenn. – Marty Robbins used to race at the Fairgrounds, then rush downtown to the Ryman in time to take the stage – sometimes still bearing the sweat and grime of the track – for the final set on the Grand Ole Opry.
“The only thing my dad loved more [...]

Wed, 07/15/09 – 19:50 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Says Stepmother Saw Mayfield Use Meth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR on Wednesday filed documents asking that the U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, vacate the recent ruling by Judge Graham C. Mullen which had lifted the suspension of driver/owner Jeremy Mayfield for violating the organization’s substance abuse policy.
The filing came after Mayfield allegedly tested positive [...]

Wed, 07/15/09 – 19:45 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Playing Lead Role With Joe Gibbs Racing’s  Kiddy Corps
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Atlanta – Denny Hamlin’s expression could best be described as a cold stare as he walked into the media room at Atlanta Motor Speedway Tuesday during a break in a Goodyear tire test.
But initial looks were deceiving. When it came time to meet with the media, Hamlin smiled broadly and [...]

Wed, 07/15/09 – 7:52 | One Comment
Truck Series Newcomer On A Roll Despite Broken Wrist
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Rarely is Boise, Idaho considered a prime breeding ground for NASCAR racers. But Brian Scott, the 21-year-old Camping World Truck Series driver, is beginning to prove otherwise.
Driving the Xpress Motorsports No. 16 Toyota Tundra, Scott has scored a win, a second and two third-place finishes in the past seven races [...]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 15:41 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Truex Team
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NASCAR announced today that Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, crew chief Kevin Manion and car owner Teresa Earnhardt have been fined for rule violations during last weekend’s event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Truex was penalized 25 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver standings. Manion was [...]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Villeneuve Gets Montreal Nationwide Ride
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Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
It will be the second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start for Villeneuve at the world renowned road course named after his father, Gilles [...]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 10:20 | Comments Off