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Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

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Fantasy Racing: Bristol
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Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday March 21, 1PM ET, Fox
Race Facts: Bristol’s two pit roads are considered one under caution, but are separate during green. That tends to bite drivers in the butt, so odds are someone will get the rules confused on Sunday… The1971 race didn’t have any cautions. The first 50 laps Sunday […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 11:06 | One Comment
NASCAR Meets With Combatants
NASCAR met with drivers Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and their team owners on Saturday morning to talk about their on-going feud.
Afterward some of those involved talked about the meeting.
Edwards said the meeting went well.
“I think the biggest thing coming out of that meeting is that now, I think, Brad and I understand one another […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 9:45 | One Comment
Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Apparently it is not just Carl Edwards who has cancelled his membership in the Brad Keselowski fan club. Judging from comments issued by other drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, Bad Brad may not exactly be walking among friends as he roams the garages these days.
Jimmie Johnson, for example, […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?
Saldana Bulls To Victory
Joey Saldana was good again on the high banks of Volunteer Speedway in Bull Gap, Tenn. Friday as he opened Kasey’s King of Bulls Gap Presented By Budweiser with a victory there.
Saldana picked up his second consecutive win with the World of Outlaws at Volunteer Speedway and the third victory of his career at the […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Saldana Bulls To Victory
Minter: Stewart Is On A Media Room Tear
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Tony Stewart, the driver who seems to have interpreted NASCAR’s directive to “Have at it” as instructions to launch a season-long string of insults aimed at the print media, was back at it on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Quite ironically, the one reporter he seemed to have […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 6:52 | 9 Comments
Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – A rookie to the prototype division of the American Le Mans Series won the pole at Sebring for the veteran Peugeot Sport team. Marc Gene, a veteran of Formula One and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour last year, said the track at Sebring would shock […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:23 | One Comment
Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol

Joey Logano, beginning his second full season in Sprint Cup, won the pole for the Food City 500 on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Logano ran at lap 124.630 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to take his first Sprint Cup pole.
“We have a really fast Home Depot Toyota, for sure,” Logano said. “We […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol
Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Even mighty Bristol Motor Speedway is feeling the wrath of the Great Recession.
Thunder Valley has long been considered the toughest ticket in NASCAR. But Sunday’s Food City 500 isn’t sold out.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton admitted on Friday that the sport is in the midst of the worst economic climate […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Minter: Ah, Bristol – What A Place
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In spite of its reputation as a place where tempers get out of hand and wrecks just seem to happen, Bristol Motor Speedway also has the feel of a down-home friendly place.
For those of us on the print and Internet side of the media, it’s one of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 12:58 | 3 Comments