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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports […]

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Conquest Adds Scheckter
Conquest Racing has added Tomas Scheckter to its lineup for the IZOD IndyCar Series Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil 300 at at Chicagoland Speedway.
The South African driver has 100 plus starts in the open-wheel racing series. Since his first Indy car race in 2002, he has gone on to claim 43 top-tens including a couple […]

Thu, 08/26/10 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Conquest Adds Scheckter
Testing For U.S. Nationals Gets Under Way
Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Andrew Hines were quickest in their respective categories Wednesday during the first of two days of National Hot Rod Association open testing at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series teams are utilizing the two-day session to prepare for the 56th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented […]

Thu, 08/26/10 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Testing For U.S. Nationals Gets Under Way
Jacques Hopes To Be Nimble, Quick At Montreal
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
There was a time when Jacques Villeneuve owned the city of Montreal.
When the driver from Quebec was racing in Formula One, whether he was winning races or struggling for points finishes, Villeneuve was THE driver when Formula One came to town. He was a favorite target of the paparazzi and […]

Thu, 08/26/10 – 6:48 | Comments Off on Jacques Hopes To Be Nimble, Quick At Montreal
Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s adventurous week continued on Wednesday when he was dumped hard by a fan during a go-karting event set up by Kansas Speedway.
One witness, who said he was behind the incident when it took place, said one of the fans sharing the track during the publicity […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event
Woody: Busch Loves Being The Villain – For Now
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Every sport needs a villain, and Kyle Busch seems to delight in filling the bill in NASCAR.
Busch is the most exciting racer on the track, and arguably the most talented. He is also the most controversial and cantankerous, the driver that fans and fellow drivers love to loathe.
Kyle’s the best […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 7:58 | 10 Comments
Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – The plan is in place for Clint Bowyer. Both logic and history seem to indicate that it’s a solid plan. But, the plan concerns real-world automobile racing against 42 other people with plans of their own, so Bowyer also is more than just a bit aware of […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together
Harris: History Riding Shotgun in 48
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya collided Saturday night at Bristol, many in the crowd cheered mightily.
It’s that old “hate the big winner’’ syndrome. The New York Yankees know about that, as do the Dallas Cowboys – although they haven’t won much in recent years.
Johnson, the four-time reigning NASCAR […]

Tue, 08/24/10 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Harris: History Riding Shotgun in 48
Woody: Fans Balk At Motel Fleecing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A few years ago some Tennessee politicians made a big grandstanding deal about clamping down on ticket scalping, with special emphasis on Bristol race tickets.
The polls thumped their chests and declared that they would NOT STAND BY and allow race fans TO BE GOUGED by scalpers who had the audacity to […]

Tue, 08/24/10 – 6:55 | 3 Comments
Minter: Where’s The Respect, Tony?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – There are few places in the NASCAR world more friendly to the dwindling print and Internet media corps than Bristol Motor Speedway. Lori Worley and the rest of the staff there seem really to enjoy and appreciate the presence of the people who earn a living dragging […]

Mon, 08/23/10 – 7:18 | 9 Comments
Ingram: Kyle Busch Stirring The NASCAR Drink
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If it was suggested that one day a driver would come along who combined some of the best known attributes of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr., most NASCAR fans would be either pleased or puzzled.
If I suggested this driver and his talents were on display […]

Mon, 08/23/10 – 6:54 | 4 Comments