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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The mood was positive as NASCAR officials, team owners and drivers emerged from a “town hall meeting” Tuesday in Mooresville, N.C.
All seemed to agree that holding the meeting was a good idea and that a lot was accomplished in the two-hour confab which was closed to the media.
NASCAR chairman and [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Nationwide Debut At Dover
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – There may be a bright future for Dale Earnhardt Inc. after all, thanks to a sometimes overlooked branch of the famous family.
Last week at the unveiling of the Walk of Fame in downtown Mooresville, Teresa Earnhardt represented her late husband Dale Earnhardt Sr. and was flanked by [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira
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Two outspoken stars of open-wheel racing have joined forces for the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt 225 at Milwaukee this weekend.
A.J. Foyt has hired veteran driver Paul Tracy to replace injured Vitor Meira to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Indy car.  It is Tracy’s first time driving for Foyt and at this point, it is a [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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You hate to see a nice guy like David Reutimann, who has worked as long and hard to win a Cup race as he has, apologize when he finally gets one.
But that’s the kind of NASCAR season it’s been.
Reutimann won Monday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened, watered-down Coca-Cola 600 by staying out when [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
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Donny Schatz finally has a victory at Canandaigua Speedway in New York.
He got it Monday when the World of Outlaws returned there for the first time since 1999.
Schatz lined up second and battled 20-time series champion Steve Kinser for each of the first nine laps of the race, before making the pass for the lead [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Spiderman 3: Castroneves Climbs Way to Another Indy 500 Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves’ “best Month of May ever” ended in the only place it logically could Sunday afternoon, Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
His freedom and racing career wallowing in legal limbo as recently as last month, Castroneves captured his third Indianapolis 500 victory – and record 15th for Team [...]

Mon, 05/25/09 – 13:35 | Comments Off
Danica Is At Her Best When At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Her fourth-place finish as a rookie in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 officially launched Danicamania, and the cynical debate over whether Danica Patrick is more sizzle than steak.
It was with a sense of professional accomplishment then, that Patrick’s third-place finish in Sunday’s 93rd Indianapolis 500 was viewed as just [...]

Mon, 05/25/09 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Rain Forces Coca-Cola 600 Delay
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway will have to wait until Memorial Day. The green flag is set to fly at noon, with FOX carrying the broadcast.
Persistent rain throughout the afternoon on Sunday forced officials to make the call at about [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Six-hundred, Schmix-Hundred: Drivers Enjoy The Coke
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – There was a time when a 600-mile NASCAR race was a grueling test of man and machine.
Now with drivers more fit and cars essentially bullet-proof, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is in some respects just a race with another 100 miles to run.
Yes, most drivers hydrate themselves in the [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 15:48 | Comments Off