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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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Woody: The Show Is Too Good For Camping World To Pack It In
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR truck series is in trouble.
Nobody can deny that.
The only question is, how dire is it?
Naturally no one at the top will dare give a straight answer – they’ll hem and haw about “difficult times” and “strong commitments.”
But the rumblings have been growing louder for sometime, and a tidal [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
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Loudon, N.H.  – A reconfiguration of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s infield will greatly increase its usable space and functionality.
Infield construction began in May of this year after the necessary permits were obtained. After just two months of other structural adjustments and improvements, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is nearing the completion of its infield transformation.
The most [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off
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San Bernardino County, Calif. – Southern Californians looking to satisfy their need for speed, need not look further. Auto Club Speedway, in partnership with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is offering race fans the ultimate SoCal Speed Pass to the biggest NASCAR and NHRA events in Southern California: the Inaugural NASCAR Chase [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Infineon
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Toyota Save Mart 350K
Infineon Raceway
Sunday, June 21, 5:00 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to win at Infineon… In 2007, Juan Pablo Montoya won from the 32nd starting position, the furthest back a winner has ever started… Jeff Gordon has the most wins at Infineon of any driver with five. [...]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports has always had this wonderful assortment of human parts and pieces.
It’s had the type of faces which keep People Magazine in business. It’s had the pit-box geniuses who have propelled crew chiefing – and even tire-changing – to a spectator sport. It’s had the owner for whom every [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:57 | 5 Comments
Woody: On Road Racing, Put Me Down For A No
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Well, they’re off to Snore-noma this weekend for a road race.
Time to catch up on watching the grass grow.
If I could figure out what time the race is over – which is impossible because I can’t even figure out what time it starts – I’d leave a wakeup call.
I think [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:55 | 5 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma, Calif. for the first road course race of the season. Jeff Gordon talks about why it’s a special weekend for him on and off the track while Scott Speed says he’s got a shot at a win. Find out why the Busch brothers like Infineon in this [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Drivers Say Indy Tires Fixed, Fans To Be Spared Repeat Disaster
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The word Tuesday from Sprint Cup drivers taking part in the latest tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was mission accomplished. All agreed that they now have a tire from Goodyear which will allow them to avoid the type of race-day embarrassment the sport suffered a year ago in the [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
Danica Working on Branding and Kicking
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Free-agent Danica Patrick doesn’t plan to announce a decision on her next contract until after the current IndyCar Series season ends in October.
But ”kicking butt” on the racetrack and streamlining her “brand” will be the key factors in where Danicamania operates beginning in 2010 and beyond.
“I think the most important [...]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Tough Times Are Really Tough For Outlaws On The Run
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Only in racing is the term “Outlaw” one that you’d want your mama to use to describe you.
Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., is one of those outlaws, a barnstorming dirt-track racer who follows the World of Outlaws Late Model tour to tracks across the U.S. and Canada.
But this year hasn’t [...]

Tue, 06/16/09 – 8:19 | Comments Off