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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shakes hand with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, widely acknowledged as the premier promoter in domestic motorsports, is being treated for cancer.
Gossage’s condition […]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be […]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but […]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:13 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Two Indiana drivers and former Brickyard winners, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, talk about what it means to win at their home track and why Goodyear Tires are ready to go. Stewart tops the Driver Rating list, and see who else to pick […]

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There’s A New Marlin Taking To The Race Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Sporting the red No. 711 that her grandfather made famous in the 1960’s, and with her two-time Daytona 500 champion dad coaching her over her radio headset, Sutherlin Marlin chased down her destiny Saturday night.
Sutherlin, 19, finished 8th in a 40-lap Supertruck feature at Fairgrounds Speedway, the track […]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 9:49 | 4 Comments
Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Braselton, Ga. – A dozen NASCAR haulers rolled into Road Atlanta early today as preparations began in earnest for next month’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series stops at Watkins Glen International.
Drivers from Roush Fenway Racing, Penske Racing, Robby Gordon Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and RAB […]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 9:45 | One Comment
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It was announced Monday that Joie Chitwood III will step down as president and chief operating officer of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the International Speedway Corp. as vice president of business operations.
In addition, ISC announced W. Grant Lynch Jr. will become Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President, ISC Strategic Projects.
Chitwood, 40, will lead […]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Indy Speedway Boss To Step Down
Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A colleague of mine is having a real hard time negotiating his way through this whole Jeremy Mayfield thing. How in the world, this colleague wonders, can a person as guilty as NASCAR says Mayfield is, go to such extreme lengths to defend himself?
My answer to this anonymous colleague (let’s […]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 12:15 | 4 Comments
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Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway will be welcoming race fans to the track on Sept. 20 for a Fan Appreciation Day. This event is open to the public and free of charge.  Events for the day include lunch, photo opportunities, live music, games and more.

Ticket buyers to either of the two NASCAR […]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 12:15 | One Comment
Top Fueler Antron Brown Still Best In West
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Antron Brown kept alive his hopes of a rare Western Swing sweep with a Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle. Tim Wilkerson and Mike Edwards scored in Funny Car and Pro Stock, respectively, to end a couple of respective droughts.
With a victory next weekend […]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 20:28 | Comments Off on Top Fueler Antron Brown Still Best In West