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TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway is preparing to launch a grassroots program this summer designed to curtail illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Beginning July 3, the Scion Drag-n-Brag program will transform TMS’ pit lane into an eighth-mile drag strip each Friday evening for six weeks. The program will provide a safe [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied
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The National Stock Car Racing Commission announced Tuesday that the major penalties levied by NASCAR on the Sprint Cup team of Carl Long would stand.
Those penalties included:
* A loss of 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points; suspension from 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 18, 2009; [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
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LAS VEGAS – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a substantial discount to drifting fans who purchase their tickets in advance for the July 10-11 Formula Drift event. A two-day adult ticket for the fourth annual Las Vegas Drift Nationals will cost only $20 if purchased before June 15. The regular price [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]

Tue, 06/2/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Stewart Is Top Driver, Top Story Right Now
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A lot of us thought Tony Stewart was making a big mistake when he weaned himself from Joe Gibbs and threw away the security blanket in which he’d wrapped himself for his entire NASCAR career.
We weren’t convinced he had made a wise career move by starting his own team (well, [...]

Mon, 06/1/09 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Pedley: Hendrick Mojo Strikes Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last week was a tester for Hendrick Motorsports. It was a week during which NASCAR’s premier team would be assaulted from all imaginable sides. It was a week during which HMS would be scrubbed, sudsed and pounded on the rocks by anybody and everybody who has an opinion and you [...]

Mon, 06/1/09 – 17:20 | One Comment
Monday Memo: A Slow Start for Jeffrey
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Memo we find:
* A lot of race fans had been wringing their hands purple as they awaited the NASCAR debut of Jeffrey Earnhardt.
The word on Earnhardt – who is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and nephew of Dale Earnhardt [...]

Mon, 06/1/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Wins Dover Race
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By Nick Bromberg
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Jimmie Johnson dominated the Autism Speaks 400, but needed a spectacular late-race drive to win the race.
When a caution flag flew with 38 laps to go, Johnson was leading, but took four tires and had a slow pit stop and fell all the way to ninth.
Greg Biffle inherited the lead with [...]

Sun, 05/31/09 – 19:50 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Autism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese Recap
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With a perfect Driver Rating, Jimmie Johnson dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway but needed a furious finish to catch Tony Stewart. Hear from Johnson and Stewart, who becomes the first driver-owner to lead the points standings since Alan Kulwicki won the 1992 title.

Sun, 05/31/09 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Larry Dixon Silences Doubters In Topeka
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Larry Dixon has been taking a bit of a beating this year for not doing as well as many had expected in his role of driver for Alan Johnson’s Al-Anabi Racing team’s Top Fuel team.
On Sunday afternoon, the fists were silenced – for a while, anyway – [...]

Sun, 05/31/09 – 19:26 | Comments Off