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ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Allmendinger didn’t give Richard Petty Motorsports its historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Kasey Kahne delivered that feel-good moment to King Richard and partners-via-merger George N. Gillett Jr. and Ray Evernham at Infineon Raceway last month.
But as a driver who knows he easily could [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:33 | One Comment
McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday announced its 2010 Sprint Cup driver lineup and that Jamie McMurray will not be back as part of the lineup.
Instead, Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said that the hope is that McMurray and his team will be absorbed by Yates Racing, which is affiliated with [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:30 | Comments Off
Mustang To Compete in Nationwide Series Next Season
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Ford Racing announced Tuesday that it will race the Mustang brand in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season.
It will mark the first time that Mustangs have raced in NASCAR.
Brian Wolfe, director of Ford North America Motorsports, made the announcement that Mustang will debut as part of NASCAR’s “new car” limited rollout in the 2010 Nationwide [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Woody: Five Not Enough For Hall’s Walls
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I know exactly which of the 25 nominees should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.
All of ‘em.
Nobody can dispute that every one of the 25 is deserving, so why not open the Hall with a bang and induct all of them in one banner class?
There’s no future shortage [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
IndyCars En Route To Barber
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., will play host to its inaugural IndyCar Series road-race in April 2010, marking the Indy Racing League’s latest foray into the heart of stock-car country.
The “Indy Grand Prix of Alabama” will be run the weekend of April 9-11, 2010, giving the venue added value [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
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Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the [...]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In a year woefully short of good news, I got some last week.
Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president and a good friend for some 30 years, said he’s making progress in his battle with cancer.
I’d sent Eddie (“Goose” as he’s been called by friends since he worked in The Tennessean sports [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 by a narrow margin over Mark Martin, but it will be remembered as the race Juan Pablo Montoya lost.
Taking the lead with an outside pass on the double-file restart, Johnson out-dueled the Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Martin over the final 23 [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* More on the subject of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and whether or not it is a big, huge, important race.
You can get a sense of the that from the way those who have won the Brickyard talk about it. That’s common [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Dollansky Dominates Lebanon Valley
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West Lebanon, NY – Craig Dollansky had been knocking on the door all season of picking up his first win since joining Kasey Kahne Racing and he broke through on Sunday night, dominating the event at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York to score his first win of the season and his first victory since [...]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off