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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
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Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the […]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 10:59 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
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Justin Allgaier capitalized on landing a dream ride with Penske Racing last season by finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings and capturing the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.
And with his sophomore season in Penske’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge in NASCAR’s junior circuit set to begin in Daytona on Feb. […]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off on ‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys
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Several years back, well after that point when upward-zipping NASCAR had passed downward-spiraling IndyCars on the American racing-popularity charts, open-wheeler Greg Ray was asked his thoughts on that subject.
Specifically why, Ray was queried, were drivers scuttling life-long dreams of open-wheel stardom to get into bigger, heavier and slower stock cars?
Ray needed zero time to ponder […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 15:10 | One Comment
Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Several weeks ago, NASCAR announced its new criteria for the Bud Shootout and as I understand it, everybody is eligible except Carl Long.
Only kidding. Robby Gordon can’t get in either.
Other than that, there should be few who fail to meet the more liberal requirements. Those eligible include:
All 12 Chase drivers
Chevy Chase
Past […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Force Cars Coming Together At Test
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Monday was all positive for John Force Racing during the team’s test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
Led by 2009 Funny Car Full Throttle Champion Robert Hight’s 4.05 second run at over 310 mph in the Auto Club 2010 Ford Mustang, every JFR car clocked a time quicker than 4.10 seconds.
It was the maiden […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Force Cars Coming Together At Test
US F1 Team Signs Driver
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The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:16 | One Comment
IRL Unveils Brazil Course
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Indy Racing League officials Monday released the course design for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural race in Brazil, the São Paulo Indy 300.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will open its 2010 season March 14 on the 2.6-mile, 11-turn circuit that mirrors the metropolis. The course, located in the north central section of São Paulo known as […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Rips Up A Knee On Court
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Denny Hamlin insists that his ripped-up knee will not keep him out of next month’s Speed Week activities at Daytona International Speedway.
Hamlin injured the knee playing basketball over the weekend. The diagnosis is a torn ACL.
Hamlin is the driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota Camry. He earned a berth in the Chase […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 8:08 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Tasty Bits From The Tour
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
One participant’s Top Ten take-aways from the NASCAR Media Tour.
1.  Watch Out Danica – Since NASCAR has officially been declared a contact sport, Danica Patrick is likely to receive more than the usual incidental contact in the Nationwide Series. It’s often that way for rookies (just […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Force Still Pleading Fifth On Taking Indy Dive
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Chandler, Ariz. – Like Dale Earnhardt Jr., NHRA Funny Car star John Force learned last season that racing waits for no one.
Earnhardt, who is stock car racing’s most popular driver, failed to win a race.
Ditto Force, drag racing’s most popular driver who also didn’t reach victory lane for the first […]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 18:12 | 3 Comments