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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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Fantasy Racing: Infineon
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Toyota Save Mart 350K
Infineon Raceway
Sunday, June 21, 5:00 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to win at Infineon… In 2007, Juan Pablo Montoya won from the 32nd starting position, the furthest back a winner has ever started… Jeff Gordon has the most wins at Infineon of any driver with five. [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports has always had this wonderful assortment of human parts and pieces.
It’s had the type of faces which keep People Magazine in business. It’s had the pit-box geniuses who have propelled crew chiefing – and even tire-changing – to a spectator sport. It’s had the owner for whom every [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:57 | 5 Comments
Woody: On Road Racing, Put Me Down For A No
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Well, they’re off to Snore-noma this weekend for a road race.
Time to catch up on watching the grass grow.
If I could figure out what time the race is over – which is impossible because I can’t even figure out what time it starts – I’d leave a wakeup call.
I think [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:55 | 5 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma, Calif. for the first road course race of the season. Jeff Gordon talks about why it’s a special weekend for him on and off the track while Scott Speed says he’s got a shot at a win. Find out why the Busch brothers like Infineon in this [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Drivers Say Indy Tires Fixed, Fans To Be Spared Repeat Disaster
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The word Tuesday from Sprint Cup drivers taking part in the latest tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was mission accomplished. All agreed that they now have a tire from Goodyear which will allow them to avoid the type of race-day embarrassment the sport suffered a year ago in the [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
Danica Working on Branding and Kicking
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Free-agent Danica Patrick doesn’t plan to announce a decision on her next contract until after the current IndyCar Series season ends in October.
But ”kicking butt” on the racetrack and streamlining her “brand” will be the key factors in where Danicamania operates beginning in 2010 and beyond.
“I think the most important [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Tough Times Are Really Tough For Outlaws On The Run
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Only in racing is the term “Outlaw” one that you’d want your mama to use to describe you.
Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., is one of those outlaws, a barnstorming dirt-track racer who follows the World of Outlaws Late Model tour to tracks across the U.S. and Canada.
But this year hasn’t [...]

Tue, 06/16/09 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Woody: Restart of Tomorrow Is A Winner
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The National Football League just announced that midway through the upcoming season it’s going to shorten the field to 90 yards, give each offense five downs instead of four, and limit the defense to nine men on the field.
And one other thing – all field-goal kickers have to wear pink [...]

Tue, 06/16/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Handful Of Morons Keep Reviving NASCAR Stereotypes
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – I don’t know if a member of Rusty Wallace’s Nationwide Series team cast a “racist slur” toward a black driver following the June 7 race at Nashville Superspeedway or not.
But that’s what has been alleged, and we know that Wallace was furious over the incident and that the [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 17:03 | 6 Comments
Tracy To Get First Shot At The Glen
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KV Racing Technology announced Monday that open-wheel star Paul Tracy will compete for the team at the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, July 3-5, at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York.
 Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, will be sponsored by GEICO Insurance and pilot the #15 GEICO – [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off