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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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MIS Unveils Extreme Bus Makeover
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Brooklyn, Mich.  – Maurice “Moe” Clark was ecstatic beyond belief when he first saw his new and improved infield bus.
“The bus looks so great. This is amazing and I’m so thankful for all of this,” Clark said.
Clark was the recipient of a Michigan International Speedway Extreme Bus Makeover, which was unveiled to Clark on Thursday […]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on MIS Unveils Extreme Bus Makeover
Bubba Didn’t Go Down For Count At Sound Of The Gong
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In a recent article by my RacinToday.com colleague Bill Fleischman, the legendary promoter Humpy Wheeler said he’d heard enough trendy names and longed for a time when drivers with colorful names like Possum Jones and Banjo Matthews showed up in starting line-ups.
The driver Wheeler’s looking for might just be a […]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 14:12 | One Comment
Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the annual NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., last January, officials from the Wood Brothers Racing team and Ford Racing took to a dais and explained how they were returning to the past in order to improve the future.
Reaction from reporters gathered in the hotel ballroom varied.
Body language, in […]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 14:00 | 4 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Michigan
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Carfax 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday August 15, 2:00 PM ET, ESPN

Race Facts: Brian Vickers has won the last two pole positions at Michigan. I like his odds to make it three in a row…  Terry Labonte and the #08 team withdrew from the race this week, which is a little odd because Labonte would have been […]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Michigan
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Michigan International Speedway® (“MIS”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at the facility. The service debuted this past June at MIS and will be available to fans again during the “Show Me the Carfax Race Weekend.”
The text messaging system allows fans to communicate directly […]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on MIS Fan Texting Service Active For Race Weekend
Nationwide’s Matt Carter Is A Driver And A Racer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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When Brandon Whitt and Specialty Racing parted ways following the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ visit to The Milwaukee Mile in June, team manager Doug Taylor didn’t have to look very far for a replacement.
For the past two years, Taylor’s Ford Fusions have been housed in Statesville, N.C. in a shop owned […]

Wed, 08/12/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Nationwide’s Matt Carter Is A Driver And A Racer
Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Consider the IndyCar Series’ decision to return Texas Motor Speedway to its “traditional” spot as first race after the Indianapolis 500 in 2010 as an extra round of therapy for track president Eddie Gossage.
Widely acknowledged as the country’s premier motorsports promoter, Gossage continues to recover at […]

Wed, 08/12/09 – 8:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway, a driver’s race track according to points leader Tony Stewart. Clint Bowyer says there’s always strong racing at the facility. Plus, Driver Rating predicts Carl Edwards should defend last year’s win on the fifth anniversary of his first series start at the facility.

Wed, 08/12/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
Beau Slocumb Is Getting Back Up To Speed
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It was a moment Beau Slocumb’s fans and friends had been praying for all year long. The 24-year-old Juliette, Ga. native was at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile Legends track doing what he does best – driving a race car.
Early this year, Slocumb was on the fast track to a professional […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Humpy Wheeler Offers Up Some Cures
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler is as far from a gloom-and-doom guy as you can find in racing. Anyone who saw his innovative promotions during his 33 years as president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway knows that Wheeler likes to have fun.
So when Wheeler sees attendance significantly off  for […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 16:50 | 4 Comments