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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: Restart of Tomorrow Is A Winner
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The National Football League just announced that midway through the upcoming season it’s going to shorten the field to 90 yards, give each offense five downs instead of four, and limit the defense to nine men on the field.
And one other thing – all field-goal kickers have to wear pink [...]

Tue, 06/16/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Handful Of Morons Keep Reviving NASCAR Stereotypes
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – I don’t know if a member of Rusty Wallace’s Nationwide Series team cast a “racist slur” toward a black driver following the June 7 race at Nashville Superspeedway or not.
But that’s what has been alleged, and we know that Wallace was furious over the incident and that the [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 17:03 | 6 Comments
Tracy To Get First Shot At The Glen
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KV Racing Technology announced Monday that open-wheel star Paul Tracy will compete for the team at the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, July 3-5, at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York.
 Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, will be sponsored by GEICO Insurance and pilot the #15 GEICO – [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Gets Grand-Am Ride
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Kyle Busch will team with Scott Speed to drive a Daytona Prototype sports car in the upcoming Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
 The two Sprint Cup drivers will be behind the wheel for the Brumos 250 on July 4 in a car owned by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
 The duo [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 15:20 | One Comment
Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* It was a sight that few would have imagined a couple years ago: large chunks of empty grandstands at Michigan International Speedway on Sprint Cup race day. At Michigan, for gosh sakes, there in world capital of all things automobile. There, where the [...]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Refuses To Play The Fuel; Wins at Michigan
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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By Nick Bromberg | Special Correspondent
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Mark Martin benefited from Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle running out of fuel and stole the Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
In doing so, Martin gave his chances of  winning his first Sprint Cup championship a rather nice kick in the behind.
Johnson and Biffle had staged a furious [...]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock 400 Recap
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Mark Martin saved enough fuel to beat Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson, who ran out with one lap remaining, to claim his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Martin and runner-up Jeff Gordon, and find out if Tony Stewart kept his points lead.

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Pedregon Grabs Second Consecutive Win Of Season
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Englishtown, N.J. – Tony Pedregon picked up his second consecutive win of the season in Funny Car at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Larry Dixon picked up his fifth win in Englishtown, while Jeg Coughlin and Craig Treble also win in their respective categories.
Pedregon powered his Q Horsepower [...]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:35 | One Comment
Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano may have saved the life of the trophy which goes along with winning at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night when he passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then hung on for the Nationwide Series victory.
The victory was the second straight at Kentucky for Logano and in [...]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody |Senior Writer
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All Johnny Benson wanted to do was race.
But even winning the NASCAR truck series championship last year couldn’t save Benson’s ride in the current crumbling economy, and last week his Red Horse Racing Team folded due to lack of sponsorship.
Undeterred, the 45-year-old Benson packed his racing suit and helmet and headed [...]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 10:28 | Comments Off