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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Woody: Mr. Hyde Has Gone Into Hiding
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By Larry Woody | Senor Writer
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I used to consider Tony Stewart NASCAR’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
You never knew which would show up. Over the years I experienced both ends of Tony’s split personality.
One summer night following a victory at Bristol, Tony and I went nose-to-nose in the press box after he took offense over [...]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 14:15 | One Comment
Conquest Puts Tagliani In 500 Field
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Alex Tagliani is in and Bruno Junqueira is out at Indianapolis.
That is the word from Conquest Racing Monday as it announced that it has made a driver change for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
On Sunday, Junqueira had qualified his Conquest car into the field on Bump Day. Tagliani, however, was bumped by [...]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Stewart Showing Leadership Qualities In Abundance
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – From listening to Tony Stewart talk about winning Saturday’s Sprint Cup All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, it’s clear that he’s operating according to a philosophy that will continue to serve him well as a driver/owner.
The recurring theme of Stewart’s comments was: “It’s not all about me.”
Stewart [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:36 | One Comment
De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tooele, Utah – At 3,500 feet, the long front straight at Miller Motorsports Park is fitting for Utah’s wide open spaces. Its length and breadth was crucial to the outcome of the ALMS race won by the Acura ARX-02a team of de Ferran Motorsports.
After gaining a gap at the start [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Schumacher Back To Top In Bristol
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Tony Schumacher won his second-straight NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals title on Sunday, defeating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final at Bristol Dragway. Joining “the Sarge” in the winner’s circle were Funny Car’s Del Worsham, who won his second straight, and Pro Stock’s Mike Edwards, who won his second of ’09.
One race after giving up [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
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Jon Fogarty passed Scott Pruett at the entrance to the Corkscrew with 22 laps remaining in Sunday’s 106-lap Verizon Festival of Speed and held on to give the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley its second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 victory of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In GT, [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Stewart Ignites Late-Race Fireworks In All-Star Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  After 90 laps of relatively uneventful, follow-the-leader racing in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s finest decided to put on a slam-bang show for the final 10 laps.
But it was Tony Stewart, with hardly a scratch on his car, who passed Matt Kenseth heading [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 17:24 | 2 Comments
Andretti, Hunter-Reay Sneak In At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an either/or situation. It either brings out the best in a driver, or brings a driver to his/her knees.
“I’ve always looked at these guys on the bubble on Bump Day and absolutely felt for them,” John Andretti said Sunday afternoon at IMS, after [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
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Loudon, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering fans the unique opportunity to experience NASCAR racing for approximately 13 cents a lap with their MegaTicket package and LENOX Speed Zone during the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend from Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28.
The LENOX Speed Zone is a special seating section [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Mayfield Says No Illegal Drugs Involved
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Concord, N.C. – The Jeremy Mayfield suspension case heated up at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Saturday as the driver and NASCAR pointed fingers back and forth at each other.
Mayfield, speaking out publicly for the first time since being suspended for violating the banned substances policy of NASCAR, says he did not take illegal drugs and [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 23:00 | One Comment