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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Edwards On Nationwide Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Carl Edwards will kick up his quest to deprive Kyle Busch of the 2009 Nationwide Series championship with a pole-position start in Friday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Edwards won the pole by posting a lap at 176.956 mph in the rain-delayed Friday afternoon qualifying session.
It was the [...]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Tony George Issues Statement on Future
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The following is a statement by Tony George in response to the June 30th announcement by the Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies, effective July 1.
“Nearly 20 [...]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Nationwide Series at Chicagoland
Info Manager |’s exclusive video  of Thursday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series action from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.  (Video by

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | One Comment
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional [...]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 21:00 | One Comment
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Saldana Wins In Iowa
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Joey Saldana set a career high in 2007 with the World of Outlaws winning 12 A-Feature events over the course of that nearly 80-race season. The second generation driver matched that mark on Wednesday night at 34 Raceway in Iowa, winning for the 12th time in 2009 in just the 34th race of the season [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Chicago
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 7:30 PM (ET) TNT
With the season halfway over, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen so far, shall we?
Of course, you and I both know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have been the biggest disappointments of 2009, especially from a fantasy standpoint. In ESPN’s draft leagues, [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:00 | One Comment
NHRA Begins Western Swing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who [...]

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