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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time […]

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Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – Robert Hight arrived at drag racing’s biggest event on Friday as a whole lot more than just the defending Funny Car champion and the owner of the No. 2 spot in this year’s point standings.
He arrived as a symbol of hope for that large handful of drivers […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win
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There’s no Camping World Truck Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but Max Papis, a recent convert to driving full time in the trucks, will be there nevertheless.
Four years after he began walking the paddocks in search of a way to the winner’s circle in NASCAR, Papis once again will be working […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 11:46 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kentucky Speedway’s 1.5-mile layout technically classifies it among the “cookie-cutter” intermediate superspeedways on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.
To open-wheel veteran Paul Tracy, however, Kentucky Speedway qualifies as uncharted territory. That will change Saturday night, when Tracy returns to the series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the Kentucky Indy 300.
Tracy […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner
Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer
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Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t get the drift of the question when he was asked last week what his thoughts were as he sped toward his hook-up with history in Bristol two weeks ago.
Or did he?
Whatever. His answer and tone may go a long way in explaining something about what it takes to be […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 6:39 | 2 Comments
Woody: News Flash – NASCAR Is Noisy
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After an extensive study (funded by extensive tax dollars) our hard-working federal government has come up with a stunning discovery:
Racing is loud.
I wish they’d called me before they went to all that trouble and expense. I could have told them what their experts worked so hard to find out.
Scientists and researchers […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 5:54 | 3 Comments
Danny Lasoski got his first victory in 77 races when he won at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon Wednesday.  It was his first win of 2010 and the fourth of his career with the series at the high-banked ¼-mile bullring.
Lasoski took the lead from Craig Dollansky coming off turn two on the 23rd lap and […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 5:45 | Comments Off on Lasoski Back To Winning Ways
Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
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Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor […]

Wed, 09/1/10 – 17:04 | 7 Comments
Minter: Winners Are Losers In Chase To The Chase
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few random thoughts as the NASCAR circuit heads to the home turf, Atlanta Motor Speedway:
The prospect of a Chase field with more than its share of non-winners – and a no-win champion for that matter – looms large with just two races left to run before the start of […]

Wed, 09/1/10 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Minter: Winners Are Losers In Chase To The Chase
Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Dyson Racing will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011 with a Ford-powered Proto-Auto Lola in a joint program with drivers John McCutcheon and Davy Jones.
The Dyson team plans to test the new car this week before entering the Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at the Miller Motorsports Park […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
Woody: Don’t Inflate Busch’s Win Total
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s no question that Kyle Busch is currently the hottest thing on four wheels.
His recent Bristol Triple – three wins in three days in NASCAR’s three touring series – was an amazing feat, especially on a treacherous track like Bristol.
Kyle is a gifted young racer, tough, talented and temperamental.
But let’s not […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 10:46 | 21 Comments