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NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights on the rear deck lids [...]

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NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top [...]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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It’s one for NASCAR’s Lowlights Film:
At one point during last Sunday’s race at Dover, leader Jimmie Johnson deliberately slowed down and allowed teammate Mark Martin to pass him.
Martin led the lap, “earning” five bonus points.
Then Johnson zipped back around him, reassumed the lead, and sped off to victory.
A charity pass [...]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 13:08 | 4 Comments
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 13:05 | Comments Off
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San Bernardino County, Calif. – Just in time for Fathers Day and Graduation, Auto Club Speedway is now offering the Dads and Grads Ticket Package, a perfect gift for your race fan.  But you must act now, the Dads and Grads Ticket Package expires June 30th.
For only $55, the Dads and Grads Ticket Package comes [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 19:48 | Comments Off
A.J. Foyt IV Back In Cockpit At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Foyt IV, who began his IndyCar Series career driving for his famous grandfather and namesake, will return to the cockpit of the ABC Supply-sponsored No. 14 Dallara/Honda for the Bombardier Learjet 550k night race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
Foyt IV, the inaugural Firestone Indy [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:12 | One Comment
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway is preparing to launch a grassroots program this summer designed to curtail illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Beginning July 3, the Scion Drag-n-Brag program will transform TMS’ pit lane into an eighth-mile drag strip each Friday evening for six weeks. The program will provide a safe [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied
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The National Stock Car Racing Commission announced Tuesday that the major penalties levied by NASCAR on the Sprint Cup team of Carl Long would stand.
Those penalties included:
* A loss of 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points; suspension from 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 18, 2009; [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
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LAS VEGAS – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a substantial discount to drifting fans who purchase their tickets in advance for the July 10-11 Formula Drift event. A two-day adult ticket for the fourth annual Las Vegas Drift Nationals will cost only $20 if purchased before June 15. The regular price [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Stewart Is Top Driver, Top Story Right Now
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A lot of us thought Tony Stewart was making a big mistake when he weaned himself from Joe Gibbs and threw away the security blanket in which he’d wrapped himself for his entire NASCAR career.
We weren’t convinced he had made a wise career move by starting his own team (well, [...]

Mon, 06/1/09 – 17:24 | Comments Off