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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Dodge Getting Boost From The R6
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Except for those gaga-about-Fiat kinds of people out there, the news about Chrysler has been pretty much a steady stream of sewage. Cutbacks, bailouts, dealer closings, layoffs, bankruptcy are all words which have been attached to the Chrysler name in recent months and not as potential names for the company’s [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Woody: The Fate Of IndyCar Rests In Pair of Very Petite Hands
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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As I watched the Indy Racing League’s 20-car field romp through the Iowa cornfields Sunday, I couldn’t help thinking:
How long could it last without Danica?
I’d give it about 10 minutes, in terms of general public interest.
OK, maybe it’s not quite that grim – yet – but it’s getting there.
Twenty cars? [...]

Thu, 06/25/09 – 7:47 | 10 Comments
Busch Scheduled To Make Encore Performance In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch, whose guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 win at Nashville Superspeedway created a nationwide uproar, is coming back to Music City.
Busch is scheduled to compete in the Aug. 23 All-American 150 at Fairgrounds Speedway.
“It’s going to be an interesting reception,” said track operator Danny Denson. “I [...]

Wed, 06/24/09 – 9:33 | 2 Comments
Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Every sport has its icons. Most all of them are on the field or on the track. In the case of the NHRA, one of the sport’s most popular personalities for decades has done his work, not on a car, but with a microphone.
Bob Frey, 62, has been announcing races [...]

Wed, 06/24/09 – 9:30 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Preview
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As the Race to the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, hear from David Reutimann, who is 40 points out of a Chase place, on the challenging Magic Mile. Find out how Kyle Busch plans to change last year’s luck, and Driver Rating says Tony Stewart is one to watch this weekend.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 23:36 | Comments Off
Woody: The King And The King Of Beer
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In 1958 Richard Petty ran his first race, after making his mom a solemn promise:
He would never be associated with alcohol in any way.
Over the decades, as he piled up 200 wins and became the most famous and favored personality the sport has ever known, he kept that promise.
He refused [...]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 12:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: Another Helping Of The Vanilla, Please
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In terms of driver images, in recent weeks we’ve seen the worst and the best.
The worst: Kyle Busch dashing to bits his classic trophy guitar after a victory at Nashville Superspeedway.
The best: Jimmie Johnson seeking out Kurt Bush after last Sunday’s race at Sonoma to offer an apologic handshake for [...]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Tracy Picks Up Toronto Sponsor
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Canadian Paul Tracy’s KV Racing Technology car will be sponsored by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, and will support Wounded Warriors.ca., at the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12 on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of [...]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
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Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:33 | One Comment