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A visibly shaken Tony Stewart addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was involved in a sprint car race incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York state.
Stewart read a prepared statement during a press conference in the media center at [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Chicago
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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LifeLock.com 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 7:30 PM (ET) TNT
With the season halfway over, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen so far, shall we?
Of course, you and I both know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have been the biggest disappointments of 2009, especially from a fantasy standpoint. In ESPN’s draft leagues, [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:00 | One Comment
NHRA Begins Western Swing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway once again brings the Guest Guide to life during a series of live Web chats, starting July 15. MIS Live!, a weekly teleconference on Ustream.tv will run every Wednesday through Aug. 5, the week prior to the NASCAR events at Michigan International Speedway.
Each hour-long session in the real-time Web [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Woody: Waltrip Had The Sizzle and the Steak As Driver
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Darrell Waltrip has been – and continues to be – one of the most influential individuals in NASCAR history.
Likewise, there’s no argument that Waltrip deserves to be in the new NASCAR Hall Fame.
The only question is, when?
Waltrip is one of 25 nominees for the HOF, whose inaugural class will be [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Minter: Racing No Longer Family-Sized?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Wednesday  observations:
* In the past three weeks, racing duties have carried me to two Georgia dirt tracks, Dixie Speedway and West Georgia Speedway, and to Daytona International Speedway.
At Dixie Speedway, I had barely gotten inside the gate when track owner Mickey Swims pulled up in an old water truck and [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 6:52 | 6 Comments
Minter: Sprint Cup Racing Is Speeding Toward Trouble
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Among the many empty seats in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway last week was the one usually occupied by David Poole.
Poole wasn’t there because he died on April 28, just two days after covering the race at Talladega Superspeedway in which Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards wrecked [...]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 12:11 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Historic Watkins Glen International proved the perfect backdrop Sunday for the belated breakthrough IndyCar Series victory of team-owner Dale Coyne, a farm boy with a passion for racing.
Coyne, whose involvement as a major-league open-wheel driver/owner dates to 1984, saw a 25-year/558-race winless streak snapped with Justin Wilson’s victory in the [...]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 12:07 | 2 Comments
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive [...]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 11:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock.com 400 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway, where Marcos Ambrose says he has a shot at a top-10 finish. On the outside of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Clint Bowyer plans to use Saturday night’s race to make up ground. Plus, the top five in Driver Rating predicts Matt Kenseth could [...]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Texas Motor Speedway Has Straightened Out Its Act
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Separated in age by 30 years and wheeling vehicles at opposite ends of the bling scale, Nathan Hale and Don Blackburn spent Friday night racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
“Drag racing at Texas Motor Speedway. What do you think about that?” said Kenton Nelson, TMS’ assistant general [...]

Mon, 07/6/09 – 10:56 | One Comment