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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s been a few weeks now since the new nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame have been announced, time for fans – and media types – to ponder the list and decide who deserves to be among the next five inductees. And there’s no Cup race this week to occupy […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
Dale Blaney, who has won some big races in his career, added another to that list on Wednesday night as he was victorious in The 22nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Limaland Motorsports Park in front of the largest crowd in the track’s storied history.
For Blaney, it was his […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 13:15 | Comments Off on Dale Blaney Wins Doty Classic
IRL Introduces Cars With Changeable Clothes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Borrowing from the auto industry’s “global platform” concept – and the fashion industry’s “project runway” concept – the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete in 2012 and beyond with a basic rolling chassis covered with changeable bodywork.
The IndyCar Safety Cell to be manufactured by longtime series partner Dallara Automobili […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 7:43 | 3 Comments
Woody: Years Don’t Diminish Loss Of Davey
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Hard to believe it’s been 17 years this week since Davey Allison’s fatal helicopter crash at Talladega.
Seems as though it happened just yesterday:
I got a call the day before from Jim Freeman, PR director at Talladega Superspeedway, inviting me down for a media luncheon with Neil Bonnett. Neil was scheduled to […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 7:41 | 2 Comments
Woody: Trucks Put On Good, But Skimpy, Show
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They didn’t need a green flag to start last Sunday’s truck race in Iowa. They needed a feather-duster.
The rusty racers took to the track for the first time since June 12 at Michigan, running just their 9th race since the season opener ‘way back on Feb. 12.
Maybe NASCAR should change […]

Wed, 07/14/10 – 10:34 | 2 Comments
IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing
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A couple weeks ago, IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard answered questions during an informal interview with a group of media people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Following are excerpts from that interview:
Q: What do you think about Danica Patrick racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series?
Bernard:  “I think it’s great. It’s exposing her tremendously and I think […]

Tue, 07/13/10 – 15:48 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Reutimann Victory A Popular One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Victories are all equal in the eyes of statisticians. For the rest of us, some mean more than others. For a large group of people involved in NASCAR, David Reutimann got a very meaningful victory last Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
It was one of those which turned […]

Tue, 07/13/10 – 10:03 | 3 Comments
Woody: Thanks For Memories, Help
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Their recent passings didn’t get a lot of media attention, so I’d like to try to make up for it a bit.
It’s the least I can do for Judy Tucker, who last week lost a battle with illness, and Marti Rompf, who passed a few weeks before.
I doubt that many […]

Tue, 07/13/10 – 7:46 | 3 Comments
Minter: It Was A Three-mendous Moment
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As I sat in front of the TV and watched the Dillon brothers, Ty and Austin, turn in remarkable performances in the weekend races at Iowa Speedway, my mind wondered back to other afternoons over the years, when I’ve seen Richard Childress and his grandsons at NASCAR races.
There’s no questioning […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 17:46 | 5 Comments
Woody: Two Views of Kenseth’s Complaints
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Following the 2003 season in which Matt Kenseth’s lackluster cruise to the championship nudged NASCAR into a radical new format, Matt felt he was being unduly criticized.
During a weekly media conference call I introduced myself before asking a question and Kenseth interrupted by asking:
“Are you that guy who wrote that […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 13:22 | 4 Comments