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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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Tracy Picks Up Toronto Sponsor
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Canadian Paul Tracy’s KV Racing Technology car will be sponsored by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, and will support Wounded Warriors.ca., at the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12 on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of [...]

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Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
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Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:33 | One Comment
Split In Formula One Looming
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It’s too early to tell if the political stalemate in Formula One between the FIA and its manufacturers will result in new opportunities for U.S. racing participants. Sanctioning bodies like NASCAR or IndyCar, American promoters, teams and drivers could be affected by either a split or a compromise.
The F1 crisis [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:20 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
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Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:20 | Comments Off
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Danny Lasoski battled Joey Saldana and came out on top at Nodak Speedway to earn his second victory of the season.
For Lasoski, the victory in Minot, N.D. was worth $10,000 and it was the 83rd A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career and his first triumph at Nodak in just his second start at [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350
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Kasey Kahne survived several double-file restarts, shootout style to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course win and return Richard Petty to Victory Lane. Hear from Kahne and runner-up/points leader Tony Stewart. Plus, find out how Juan Pablo Montoya climbed into the top 12 on the eve of the Race to he Chase. [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart’s Relationship With His Father Is A Winner
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Tony Stewart isn’t exactly the kind of guy who feels comfortable hugging other men or telling them he loves them, even when it comes to his own father, Nelson Stewart.
But the two-time Cup champion, in his own special way, does show his appreciation for his father’s company and for all [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Franchitti Putting NASCAR In Rear-View Mirror
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With each IndyCar Series victory this season, the memories of Dario Franchitti’s Not-So-Great NASCAR Adventure continue to fade.
Franchitti scored his second IndyCar win of 2009, and second in as many starts at Iowa Speedway, Sunday afternoon with a workmanlike effort in the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Franchitti finished 5.0132 seconds [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:39 | Comments Off