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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
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Ron Hornaday Jr.’s bid to win his sixth straight Camping World Truck Series race was squashed by Kyle Busch Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch ran away with the victory while Hornaday finished third in the O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline.
Hornaday said he just did not have the truck which Busch had at Bristol.
“I told […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off on Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
King Of Trucks Can Nab Another Jewel Tonight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ron Hornaday Jr. has a chance tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway to extend his Camping World Truck Series win streak to a record six, which would be the first time in decades that a driver in a major NASCAR division won that many consecutive races.
Richard Petty is the all-time leader […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on King Of Trucks Can Nab Another Jewel Tonight
Woody: Mechanical Malpractice In The Sprint Cup Garages?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Let’s see if I’ve got this straight:
Hendrick Motorsports supplies Tony Stewart with the engines that Tony uses to beat Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers.
Stewart sits atop the Sprint Cup standings and is a lock for the Chase, which means he’ll be a major threat – maybe THE major threat — to Jimmie Johnson’s […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:15 | 3 Comments
Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Prior to a recent dinner with Kyle Busch and other mid-Atlantic-area auto racing writers, I wondered what kind of mood Busch would be in. After a few probing questions, would he blurt “Bleep you guys, I’m outta here”?
I’m happy to report that the evening with Busch was very pleasant. He […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Vickers Signs New Contract
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Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Vickers has signed a multi- year extension to his contract.
Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
The announcement comes two days after Vickers and Red Bull won the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Vickers started the […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 10:30 | One Comment
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:48 | Comments Off on Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals – Again
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Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, won his fourth consecutive Knoxville Nationals on Sunday night.
Schatz passed Joey Saldana on the 35th lap of the 40-lap contest as the pair of World of Outlaws stars wound up finishing one-two. Schatz now joins 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser as the only […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 8:45 | One Comment