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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Smashed Guitar Strikes Sour Chord In Music City
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Images of Kyle Busch’s guitar-smashing antics following last Saturday’s victory at Nashville Superspeedway have gone ‘round the world, creating a sensation on YouTube and other internet outlets.
Meanwhile on Monday, Nashville Superspeedway vice president/general manager Cliff Hawks said, “It’s still hard for me to watch.”
Renowned racing artist Sam Bass, [...]

Tue, 06/9/09 – 7:52 | 32 Comments
Belt-Tightening Is The New Racing Reality
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Bobby Hamilton Jr. says the tough economic times have forced some NASCAR teams to confront some belt-tightening reality.
“A lot of teams got fat and spoiled back when times were good, and now they’re having to learn to live within their means,” Hamilton said during last weekend’s race at [...]

Tue, 06/9/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Red Horse Ends Benson’s Ride
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Mooresville, N.C – Red Horse Racing announced the closure, effective immediately of the #1 Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Benson.
“It hasn’t been for a lack of effort,” says Team Owner, Tom DeLoach. “We had several people working on finding a sponsor for the #1 and Johnny Benson. I’ve been working on it myself. We gave [...]

Mon, 06/8/09 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo, we find:
* I have followed Roger Penske for decades. From afar as a race fan growing up, and face to face through meeting and dealing with him as a auto-racing beat writer.
The thing that strikes you first about him upon meeting him is how his [...]

Mon, 06/8/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory
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Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Rookie Massey Wins With The Chew Crew
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Spencer Massey collected his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel win Sunday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. and he did it by beating Antron Brown on the final run.
Massey was joined in victory by Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Matt Guidera (Pro Stock [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Helio wins in Texas
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Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves wins at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sun, 06/7/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – It was surely the weirdest “victory celebration” in NASCAR history.
Kyle Busch dashed to pieces the $2,000 hand-painted Gibson guitar that for nine years has been Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark trophy following his win Saturday night.
Busch said he wanted to celebrate “rock-star style” and had told his team beforehand [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 14:20 | Comments Off
Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Helio Castroneves became a three-time IndyCar Series winner at Texas Motor Speedway on a Saturday night featuring a curious caution flag, a flawless pit stop and some clinical criticism about the quality of racing.
That latter issue – raised post-race by runner-up Ryan Briscoe and third-place Scott [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 14:18 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Pocono
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Are you watching the Pocono 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 06/7/09 – 9:26 | 47 Comments