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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Ron Fellows Still Road Course Spiffy As He Approaches 50
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When veteran road racer Ron Fellows first sought a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup, he learned that team owners were looking for younger drivers. A decade later, the Canadian who is one month shy of his 50th birthday is still winning NASCAR events.
“There’s a reason why Mark Martin and […]

Wed, 08/26/09 – 9:03 | One Comment
Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – The first time I met Bill Elliott was in the early 1970’s as I was speeding down a California turnpike one Sunday morning on my way to cover a race at Riverside Raceway.
Up ahead I noticed a car on the side of the road, hood up, steam spewing out. […]

Wed, 08/26/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Free advice and worth every cent:
* Mr. Answer Man: Why can’t somebody can’t tell me, for gosh sakes, what time the dad-gummed race starts? – Teed-Off in Tallahassee.
Dear Teed: NASCAR hopes to be more precise about its starting times when its Research & Development Center completes work on a radical new […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 15:34 | 8 Comments
Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Can a young man from Quebec climb the ladder and make it big in NASCAR? The flip side of this question: Can NASCAR ever make it big in Canada, a country long dedicated to road racing?
Andrew Ranger, aged 22, may be the answer to both questions.
The driver who hails from […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
J.J. Yeley Injured In Short Track Crash
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Former NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley reportedly suffered three broken vertebrae during a crash at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday night.
Yeley was competing in a race in the Sprint Bandits Series at the half-mile dirt Lakeside track when he was involved in a wreck early in the feature […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 11:00 | 6 Comments
Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A week from Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will return to the South for a Labor Day weekend race. Traditionalists likely will argue that the race should be held at Darlington Raceway, where the Southern 500 was a Southern Labor Day spectacle for decades.
But there are many around Atlanta who […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove