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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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Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

LifeLock 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 14th, 2:00 PM ET, TNT
Race Facts: Fuel mileage has a tendency to come into play at Michigan, like it did last year as Dale Earnhardt Jr. won… Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson has not won in 14 Michigan starts… David Pearson has nine wins at Michigan, and among active [...]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended
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NASCAR announced today that Bryan Berry, crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended due to a rule violation that occurred during this past Saturday’s event at Nashville Superspeedway.
The car is driven by Brendan Gaughan and owned by Rusty Wallace Racing.
Berry was suspended for violating Section 12-1 [...]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
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West Allis, Wis. – This summer in Milwaukee just got hotter!  Bradley Center and The Milwaukee Mile announced a special ticket package for a “Body Slam” of a deal. Just $45 will allow sports fans to experience two great traditions over Father’s Day weekend.
Participants will receive one 100-level ticket to watch the fender-rubbing on-track action [...]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
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Scott Kalitta, one of NHRA’s greatest drivers and champions, will be remembered during two special ceremonies this weekend at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Kalitta died one year ago at this event as a result of injuries he suffered after a high-speed racing accident.
The two-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion [...]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Leffler Hoping to Run Over Cup Guys
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Jason Leffler’s fifth-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, on top of his remarkable consistency so far this season, has created the possibility of a Nationwide Series points championship battle involving a driver who’s not also a full-time Sprint Cup competitor.
Leffler currently sits third, 188 points behind leader Kyle Busch [...]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Nashville Not Into Punk Rock; NASCAR Shouldn’t Be Either
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – There’s a catch-all clause in the NASCAR rule book that says drivers are held accountable “for actions detrimental to the sport of stock car racing.”
If what Kyle Busch did in Nashville last Saturday night wasn’t detrimental to the sport then nothing is.
Busch bashed to bits Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark [...]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 13:30 | 15 Comments
McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
Bill Fleischman | Contributing Writer

By Bill Fleischman
Senior Correspondent
Dover, Del. – With no major league sports teams, Delaware doesn’t create much national news other than NASCAR racing at Dover International Speedway.
Stop the presses! The First State’s sports landscape is about to change dramatically.
The state legislature has passed a sports-betting bill, making Delaware the only state in the East where wagering [...]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Roush Out To Pick Up Truck Victory No. 50
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When it comes to Camping World Truck Series wins as an owner, Jack Roush has blown by his chief competitors, many of whom no longer field entries in NASCAR’s No. 3 circuit.
He has 49 wins with 10 different drivers. Greg Biffle has the most, with 16. Mark Martin got the [...]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Peters, Sponsor Join Red Horse
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Red Horse Racing announced NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Timothy Peters and his sponsor, will join the RHR.
Peters will be joined by crew chief Chad Kendrick at Red Horse Racing, with their first race being this  weekend’s event at Michigan International Speedway. Peters has participated in all eight races this season for Premier [...]

Tue, 06/9/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off
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West Allis, Wis. – With great anticipation, Wisconsin’s biggest motorsports weekend is drawing near at The Milwaukee Mile.  Top NASCAR teams are preparing to race in the Friday night, June 19 Copart 200 and the Saturday night, June 20 250 at America’s Legendary Oval.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Kyle Busch and defending Milwaukee Mile [...]

Tue, 06/9/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off