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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Records, Dull Racing Are Hot Topics At RIR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Dixon’s next IndyCar Series victory will put him into an Indy Racing League of his own.
Dixon’s victory in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night was the 19th of his IndyCar career, tying the New Zealander with Sam Hornish Jr. for most in series history. In [...]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Richmond A Ganassi Kind of Town
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It was a Target Chip Ganassi Racing kind of night at Richmond International Raceway Saturday as drivers from that team placed first and second in the SunTrust Indy Challenge and had very little challenge from anybody else along the way.
Scott Dixon won the race and teammate Dario Franchatti was second.
Franchitti moved into the the IndyCar [...]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Hornaday Tops Memphis Field
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Ron Hornaday Jr. won his second Camping World Truck Series race in a row Saturday, beating Brian Scott to the finish line by .68 seconds at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The victory in the MemphisTravel.com 200 was also Hornaday’s second  in a row at the Memphis oval and third overall there.
David Starr finished third.
As the laps wound [...]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Busch Back in Winning Form
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and then eased away to victory.
The victory was the fifth of the year for Busch and allowed him to stretch his points lead over Carl Edwards, [...]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Coughlin Up To The Challenge
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Jeg Coughlin drove his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt to the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge victory Saturday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In other racing, Larry Dixon, Neff, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective categories into tomorrow’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment [...]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Logano Leads N.H. Qualifying
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Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by posting the fastest lap in qualifying on Saturday morning.
Logano’s qualifying speed was 128.902 mph.
Second fastest was Carl Edwards while Clint Bowyer was third.
Points-leader Kyle Busch will start the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax, ninth.
Edwards [...]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 10:05 | Comments Off
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Osborn, MO – Officially Joey Saldana only led three times for three single laps on Friday night in the Missouri High-Banked Nationals at U.S. 36 Raceway, but he traded the top spot with Johnny Herrera countless times over the course of the 40-lap event, sometimes multiple times on the same lap, as the pair battled [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Rolls To Pole
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Dario Franchitti on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Franchitti edged his Target Chip Ganassi teammate, Scott Dixon, to get the pole.
The second row in the starting field will be all Team Penske. Helio Castroneves qualified third fastest and Ryan Briscoe was fourth.
Graham Rahal will start fifth.
The pole [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:22 | Comments Off
Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts
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NASCAR announced Friday the addition of double-file restarts – “Shootout Style” – throughout each race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Beginning next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the first- and second-place cars will line up side-by-side as the green flag is displayed for each restart.
Double-file restarts were introduced at the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off