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Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

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Bud Shootout Revamped
NASCAR announced on Wednesday a revision to the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides fans with a strong lineup of drivers highlighted by last year’s top performers and a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most-storied race track.
The 32nd annual season-opening event launches Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. […]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Bud Shootout Revamped
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I […]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, […]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off on Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America
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One of my most vivid memories of going to races at Road America is the smell of feet. Specifically, the smell of my college roommate’s feet. And I’m sure the owner of those feet – Frank is his name – probably has a vivid memory of mine. See, we hadn’t discovered Odor Eaters back in […]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 9:23 | 4 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the […]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Johnson Gets Top AP Award
The post-season honors keep piling up for Jimmie Johnson and once again, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is making history.
Johnson has been named the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press becoming the first race car driver to win this prestigious award in the 78 years it has been […]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 16:52 | One Comment
Nationwide Adds Road Race
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The NASCAR Nationwide Series is leaving Milwaukee but not Wisconsin.
NASCAR officials announced Monday that there will be a Nationwide race at the Road America road racing circuit in June.
The race will be moved there from the Milwaukee Mile, which has had financial problems and announced recently that it will shut its doors to big-time racing.
The […]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 14:10 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Worth Mentioning Again
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man’s opinion.
1.  Jimmie Johnson Wins Four Straight – This is the story of the decade. It only changes when Johnson wins a fifth Sprint Cup next year. (You heard it here first.)
2. BMW, Toyota, […]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 7:35 | One Comment
Test Ends Quickly For Danica
Chapter One of the Dancia Patrick in fenders saga came to an end on Sunday afternoon.
Patrick, the IndyCar Series’ most popular driver, completed her three-day test in the The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards, by posting the fifth-fastest lap among the 29 drivers who took to the track at Daytona International Speedway.
She […]

Sun, 12/20/09 – 19:02 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Ralph Gilles
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Ralph Gilles, the new president and CEO of Chrysler and the company’s former head designer, sat down recently with a small group of media members, including senior writer Mike Harris, to discuss his background, his new job and Chrysler’s future in racing:
Question: You have an interesting background in grassroots racing and product testing. Could […]

Sun, 12/20/09 – 8:24 | 3 Comments