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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – A recent online fan poll conducted by Darlington Raceway awarded Ricky Craven’s thrilling victory over Kurt Busch earlier this decade as the most-memorable finish during the 1.366-mile speedway’s 60-year history.
 While it would be difficult to vote against the 2003 event which produced the closest finish in NASCAR history, 30 years later [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 12:20 | One Comment
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – will go on sale on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. (EST).
Prior to Saturday, May 16, only renewals and deposits for seat assignments for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race were [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – May 8, 2009 – International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at all of its 12 major motorsports facilities. The service debuts this weekend, May 8 and 9, at Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina, host to the NASCAR Nationwide Series DHP 200 [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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There was a time when a 500-mile race at Darlington was the real Southern 500, not a replica.
To win a 500-mile race at Darlington on a Labor Day weekend meant you had beaten that day’s competition and had measured up to all those stock car drivers who came before.
It was [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 7:50 | One Comment
Andretti Sets Pace At Indy Practice
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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Marco Andretti topped a list of IndyCar Series heavy-hitters quickly working up to speed during the first full day of practice Thursday for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Andretti turned a hot lap of 39.9152 seconds/225.478 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, as 31 drivers posted lap times. Rookies and [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Life Now Bunnies And Rainbows For Danica
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Back in the arena where Danicamania was launched in 2005, IndyCar driver Danica Patrick says she continues to rely on a close network of family and friends to keep her superstar self “grounded.”
Then again, Danica also says…don’t overlook the wisdom of the fortune cookie.
“Here we are at Indy,” Patrick said [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 16:00 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing – Southern 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Southern 500
Darlington Raceway
Saturday May 9, 7:00 PM ET, FOX
Race Facts: Kyle Busch won the first race on the newly-repaved Darlington last year… Greg Biffle’s pole speed in 2008 was 15 mph faster than Clint Bowyer’s pole speed in 2007… In all, 40 drivers broke the previous Darlington qualifying record last year… Kyle Busch started sixth [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 15:03 | Comments Off
Trent Owens Trades In Wheel For Wrench
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Trent Owens’ story is a familiar one in the NASCAR garage. The Darlington, S.C. native and nephew of Richard Petty started out with dreams of being a big-time race driver, but that didn’t turn out to be in the cards for him.
So, like many of his peers, he turned his [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:32 | One Comment
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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway officials announced the first phase of a broad master plan that includes a significant redesign of the speedway’s infield.
Phase One of the plan, approved by the speedway’s parent company, International Speedway Corporation, includes a more than $17 million reconstruction of the current terrace suites and media center in [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, being the wise observer of all things NASCAR, rarely sides up with losers.
He was an early backer of a rowdy North Carolina short tracker, Dale Earnhardt, and helped steer him into a career in the series now known as Sprint Cup. Over [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 20:30 | 4 Comments