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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
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In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 15:13 | 4 Comments
Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In racin’ news today:
Apparently Jeff Burton is not going to let the threat of secret fines keep him from speaking his mind.
On Friday morning, Burton was asked about safety at Pocono Raceway in the wake of the horrific crash there last weekend involving Elliott Sadler. Burton was asked if he […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Hood: Stripping Atlanta Of Date Was A Cold Move
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
A longtime resident of North Georgia who has attended all but two Sprint Cup races held at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 1980, I think it’s safe to call the oval located in the tiny town of Hampton my home track.
After seeing a lot of seats go unoccupied for years during marquee events held […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 8:26 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt Jr. Not Just About Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some enterprising PR person figured out that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his 500th major NASCAR start this weekend. To come up with that stat, one has to combine his Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series starts, but it’s a legitimate and appropriate number since much of Earnhardt’s success and […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 6:57 | 9 Comments
Minter: More Tradition Sent Down The Drain
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – With all the talk about Atlanta Motor Speedway possibly losing a race date, it was troubling to see Marcy Scott’s phone number pop up on the cell phone Thursday morning.
Scott is the PR manager at AMS. She was calling to inform me of a hastily-called press conference […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 16:27 | 4 Comments
Woody: Can Duct Tape Solve NASCAR Problems?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s common knowledge that duct tape can make any repair, fix any problem.
So it’s no surprise that NASCAR has decided to use duct tape to cure what ails it: just slap a strip across the mouth of every driver and – presto! No more grousing, no more griping.
If you can’t […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:23 | 5 Comments
Atlanta To Be Stripped Of One Of Its Cup Dates
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway has confirmed RacinToday’s earlier report from Thursday that it was losing one of its two annual Sprint Cup dates.
Early this afternoon, Ed Clark, president of AMS, made the announcement.
“Atlanta Motor Speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:09 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
It’s almost a shock to realize that it’s been a quarter of a century since the first Formula One race just outside of Budapest, site of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix won by Mark Webber. Despite little history of F1 racing, the event near the one of Europe’s most charming […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 6:57 | 5 Comments
Hamilton Jr. Back; Eyes Another Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – After hanging up his helmet for awhile, Bobby Hamilton Jr. is back behind the wheel, and at same time planning to expand his holdings by buying a second race track.
“It’s a busy summer,” quipped Hamilton, who made his racing return last week at Pocono in the NASCAR Camping […]

Wed, 08/4/10 – 7:05 | One Comment
Harris: Letarte Ignores Criticism, Presses On
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The end-of-season rehash and planning session last fall between crew chief Steve Letarte and his driver, Jeff Gordon, was no bed of roses.
The two had a few things to work out after a one-win, third-place season, and it wasn’t just the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who was doing the […]

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