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Buoyed by an impending switch from Honda to Renault power, Fernando Alonso has signed a “long-term partnership” with McLaren beginning with the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Alonso’s decision, confirmed Thursday, ended speculation the two-time World Driving Champion could leave the team after a frustrating campaign that saw the Spaniard skip the prestigious Monaco […]

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Watching The Prelude to the Dream?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow along as he live blogs the action at Eldora Speedway

Wed, 06/9/10 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: The Prelude to the Dream
Colin Braun Back In No. 16
Colin Braun will make his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky Speedway after giving way to new teammate Brian Ickler for two races.
This is Braun’s first time back in the car after a 10th-place finish at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago, his highest finish of the season. Last weekend, Braun practiced the […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 18:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Big Penalties
NASCAR has penalized the No. 10 and No. 38 teams that compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule violations during the June 5 race at Nashville Superspeedway.
Both teams were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 17:55 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Big Penalties
Memo: Racing The Good Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Predicting the outcomes of races is normally pretty tough. And I generally stay away from making them because, well, just because. But I am going to issue this air tight prediction simply because it is air tight: Tony Stewart will come […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 10:13 | One Comment
A Big Hole In Plate Rules
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR has approved the largest restrictor plate for its Sprint Cup Series competitors since the mandated introduction of a one-inch metal unit in 1988 for next month’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
The event traditionally considered the halfway point of the NASCAR season will be contested […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on A Big Hole In Plate Rules
Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Seeing as how NASCAR has an award for everything else, how about one for Zinger of the Year?
I nominate Joey Logano’s classic crack at Kevin Harvick during a heated confrontation following last Sunday’s Pocono race.
Logano blamed Harvick for crashing him, and added:
“His wife wears the fire suit in the family, tells […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: Chase Pressure Causing Boil-Overs?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After last Sunday’s race at Pocono, Joey Logano had to be restrained from going after Kevin Harvick.
The week before at Charlotte Jeff Burton got in the face of Kyle Busch and gave him a blistering, finger-shaking dress-down.
Summer’s at hand temperatures are rising.
You wonder if the recent boil-overs by two of NASCAR’s […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Woody: Chase Pressure Causing Boil-Overs?
IndyCar Motoring Into Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – By the end of June, Indy Racing League officials will have decided upon the look and sound of the IZOD IndyCar Series for 2012 and beyond.
Led by Randy Bernard, the IRL’s chief executive officer, the nine-member ICONIC (Innovative, Open-Wheel, New, Industry-Relevant, Cost Effective) Advisory Committee has […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 8:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Motoring Into Future
Petree Not A Big Fan Of Starting And Parking
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – ESPN commentator Andy Petree thinks its time for NASCAR to take the “start” out of start-and-park racing.
“I hate it and I don’t think it should be permitted,” Petree said in response to a question about the controversial practice prior to last week’s Nationwide Series race in Nashville.
“I guess if […]

Tue, 06/8/10 – 7:03 | 8 Comments
IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash
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By John Sturbin
Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Reacting to a round of criticism in the media, the Indy Racing League issued a statement Monday supporting the fire-fighting efforts of its Holmatro Safety Team in the aftermath of rookie Simona de Silvestro’s grinding crash at Texas Motor Speedway.
De Silvestro escaped serious injury, and burns, when she […]

Mon, 06/7/10 – 19:56 | Comments Off on IRL Issues Statement on Fiery Crash