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Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
In addition to earning the checkered flag, Bell incurred the animosity of teammate Erik Jones, who apparently didn’t like the slide-job pass for the lead Bell put on him with three laps to go.
Jones let Bell know of his displeasure while […]

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Atlanta To Be Stripped Of One Of Its Cup Dates
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway has confirmed RacinToday’s earlier report from Thursday that it was losing one of its two annual Sprint Cup dates.
Early this afternoon, Ed Clark, president of AMS, made the announcement.
“Atlanta Motor Speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:09 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
It’s almost a shock to realize that it’s been a quarter of a century since the first Formula One race just outside of Budapest, site of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix won by Mark Webber. Despite little history of F1 racing, the event near the one of Europe’s most charming […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 6:57 | 5 Comments
Hamilton Jr. Back; Eyes Another Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – After hanging up his helmet for awhile, Bobby Hamilton Jr. is back behind the wheel, and at same time planning to expand his holdings by buying a second race track.
“It’s a busy summer,” quipped Hamilton, who made his racing return last week at Pocono in the NASCAR Camping […]

Wed, 08/4/10 – 7:05 | One Comment
Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The end-of-season rehash and planning session last fall between crew chief Steve Letarte and his driver, Jeff Gordon, was no bed of roses.
The two had a few things to work out after a one-win, third-place season, and it wasn’t just the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who was doing the […]

Wed, 08/4/10 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Normally, engine roll-outs don’t get much attention in NASCAR. They are announced, the engines are lowered into the cars and off they go, to be only obscurely referenced until they are replaced years later.
It has not gone like that for the Ford FR9 engine.
Since it was unveiled last year, it […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 6:02 | Comments Off on Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day
Woody: Where Is The ‘Go’ In Gordon?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If Jeff Gordon never wins another race he is firmly entrenched among the greatest stock car racers ever to wriggle into a cockpit.
But that’s small consolation to the four-time NASCAR champion as he struggles through the longest losing streak of his career. His 6th-place finish at Pocono last Sunday extended his […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 5:38 | One Comment
RRDC Adds To Membership
Indianapolis 500 champions Scott Dixon, Gil de Ferran and Dan Wheldon top the list of 31 new members elected to the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC).
The class of 2010 features drivers who have posted a collective seven Indy Racing League/Champ Car championships, three Indy 500 wins and dozens of major U.S. and international road-racing victories.
“This […]

Tue, 08/3/10 – 5:24 | Comments Off on RRDC Adds To Membership
IndyCar Spanks Castroneves
IZOD IndyCar Series officials have fined driver Helio Castroneves $60,000 and placed him on probation for the remaining six races of the 2010 season for his actions during and after the July 25 race at Edmonton City Centre Airport.
Castroneves was penalized for refusing to follow the direction of officials as well as portraying unsportsmanlike conduct […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 16:44 | Comments Off on IndyCar Spanks Castroneves
Minter: Smoldering Issues Flare Anew After Pocono
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The events of the past week on the NASCAR circuit show among other things, just how many difficult issues are being faced not only by NASCAR officials and track owners but also by the members of the ever-shrinking media corps and fans themselves
When word of NASCAR’s decision to fine drivers […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 9:28 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not often that a 500-mile race at Pocono answers a lot of important questions about the Sprint Cup, but that’s what happened on Sunday.
Has the Roush Fenway Racing team been behind because of both horsepower and handling issues? Greg Biffle’s team answered the first question […]

Mon, 08/2/10 – 6:47 | Comments Off on Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away