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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The team of Junior and Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. – has been broken up at Hendrick Motorsports.
Beginning with this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Dover, Earnhardt will have a new crew chief.
Earnhardt and Eury came over to Hendrick Motorsports from Dale Earnhardt Inc. together 48 [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:40 | Comments Off
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Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix International Raceway is offering a $25 reserved seat to fans for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on November 15 – an unprecedented value to watch the semifinal race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. In both 2007 and 2008, three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
For Alan Johnson, The Challenge Is Being Met
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The victories were stacking up like Canadian cord wood for Alan Johnson. Top Fuel championships, too. The man who drives the cars he built, Tony Schumacher, would be  honored with the ultra-prestigeous Driver of the Year Award for 2008.
Presumably, the bank account was faring well, too.
What more could the life-long [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 7:05 | Comments Off
NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge
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Several media outlets reported today that Tony George had been ousted as head of Indinapolis Motor Speedway. The reports stated that the IMS board had made the move at a meeting on Tuesday night.
However, Mari Hulman George, chairman of that board, denied the reports today and said Tony George remains CEO of IMS.
A statement released [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 13:10 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich.  — Often, to get a garage tour, pace car ride or wave the green flag for a NASCAR event you had to be a VIP. Now, Michigan International Speedway is making the fans the VIPs by focusing on appreciating their loyal guests.
Michigan International Speedway has officially launched a fan appreciation program.
“It’s important for [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the Monster Mile this weekend. Kurt Busch talks about mastering the concrete oval while Martin Truex Jr. remembers his first win at the track. Plus, with the top three racers in Driver Rating at Dover International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing is the team to beat.

Wed, 05/27/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The mood was positive as NASCAR officials, team owners and drivers emerged from a “town hall meeting” Tuesday in Mooresville, N.C.
All seemed to agree that holding the meeting was a good idea and that a lot was accomplished in the two-hour confab which was closed to the media.
NASCAR chairman and [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Nationwide Debut At Dover
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – There may be a bright future for Dale Earnhardt Inc. after all, thanks to a sometimes overlooked branch of the famous family.
Last week at the unveiling of the Walk of Fame in downtown Mooresville, Teresa Earnhardt represented her late husband Dale Earnhardt Sr. and was flanked by [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:44 | Comments Off