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CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

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Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – The Talladega Superspeedway is a spooky place.
Unlike my colleague Rick Minter, I’m not quite religious enough to offer up a prayer when I head toward Alabama from Atlanta. But I tend to get a Revelations-like sense of foreboding when I reach the halfway point and cross […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More
Busch Noses Out Almirola For Controversial Win At TSS
Kyle Busch dove under Aric Almirola as the two headed to the finish line, completed the pass and won the Mountain Dew 250 Fueled by Fred’s Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
Busch’s truck was in full wiggle mode as he took the checkered flag. Its left wheels were pressed against – or […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Busch Noses Out Almirola For Controversial Win At TSS
Montoya On Pole At Talladega
Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon with a quick lap of 184.640 mph.
The pole was the third of the season for the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver and the fifth of his career.
Montoya dedicated the pole to NASCAR director of corporate communications Jim Hunter, who died […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 13:43 | Comments Off on Montoya On Pole At Talladega
Talladega Is Extra Spooky This Weekend
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Halloween is going to be a whole lot scarier for a lot of folks Sunday.
Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.6-mile asphalt House of Horrors, is a known for lots of tricks and very few treats.
It’s a spooky place even with the lights on.
Things often go bump in the daytime – big, loud […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Talladega Is Extra Spooky This Weekend
Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Back in the day, it made editors very uncomfortable when their writers asked them if they could write something about the media or another media member. Journalists should just not write about journalists was the unwritten, though highly malleable, rule.
Over the next couple days, however, a lot of racing journalists […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Tony Schumacher nailed the provisional pole position in Top Fuel Friday during the first day of qualifying for the Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The defending world champion stopped the clock in 3.812-seconds at a sizzling 325.14 mph during the second session and that was good enough for the No. […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 21:45 | Comments Off on Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
I would just like to take a few paragraphs to issue some words of thanks. They go out to other professional sports in America and are inspired by some recent headlines.
I thank those sports for making auto racing and racing fans look […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 20:35 | 2 Comments
Hornaday On Truck Pole
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon.
Hornaday, the defending series champion, had a fast lap at the 2.66-mile oval at 181.230 mph.
He will be going for his second straight victory as he won his first race of the season a week ago at […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 17:21 | One Comment
Kanaan Leaves Andretti
One of the highest profile team/driver relationships in open wheel racing has ended.
Andretti Autosport and driver Tony Kanaan announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to terminate their current multi-year contract. Kanaan has been released from his duties as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver at Andretti Autosport and allows him to sign with another […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 13:20 | Comments Off on Kanaan Leaves Andretti
NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Cory McClenathan will be points-racing without apology this weekend in a late-season bid for his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
McClenathan trails two-time champ Larry Dixon of Al-Anabi Racing by 89 points heading into the opening two rounds of qualifications Friday afternoon for the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 12:59 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points