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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Carl Long is a little guy with a big problem. He’s facing one of the most severe penalties in NASCAR history – 200 points, 12 weeks suspension and a $200,000 fine for his crew chief, Charles Swing. The part-time team was hit after the engine in their [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Dixie Whistling Along As A Piece Of Racing Americana
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Saturday night dirt tracks are as much a part of Americana as country churches, state parks and mom-and-pop stores.
For the past 40 years, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., has been entertaining fans with good old-fashioned rock-em, sock-em dirt track racing. The track will celebrate its anniversary on Memorial Day weekend.
First [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:17 | One Comment
Fitzpatrick, KHI Reach New Deal
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Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today that J.R. Fitzpatrick will compete for the team in selected events in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series throughout the remainder of the 2009 season.
 The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada native will pilot a KHI entry in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, beginning [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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After weeks of accusations, denials, rumors, official statements and more denials, all we know for sure – for absolute, positive certainty – about the NASCAR/Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing donnybrook is this:
Somebody’s fibbing.
Mayfield, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after testing positive for a “banned substance” said he has not been [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Coca-Cola 600
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Coca-Cola 600
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 24, 5 PM EDT, FOX
Race Facts: Kasey Kahne won last year’s race after Tony Stewart had to pit for a flat tire with just three laps to go… Jimmie Johnson’s win from the 37thstarting spot in 2003 is the furthest back a winner has come from… Johnson’s win in 2003 [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 146 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR Officials [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:18 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. -  For race fans interested in a unparalleled experience, the Champions Club at Michigan International Speedway is the premier choice for food, fun and entertainment.
Perched high atop the speedway’s main grandstand right at the start-finish line, the Champions Club is an exclusive suite for 870 guests that includes reserved, outdoor stadium seating. Champions [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:05 | Comments Off
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
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Glendora, Calif. — Classic. California. Cool.
From the classic images of Harrison Ford in American Graffiti to James Dean to The Fonz in Happy Days, the car – the hot rod – has always been at the center of Hollywood’s projection of what it means to be Cool in California.
Off the big screen, the roots of [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 11:41 | Comments Off