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HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman [...]

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Reality Pays Visit To NASCAR Nation
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I met Kevin Grubb only a couple of times but I was impressed by what a nice guy he seemed to be.
He was always open and friendly, smiling and outgoing even as the first dark clouds began to rumble over his racing career.
In 2004 Grubb was suspended by NASCAR for [...]

Mon, 05/11/09 – 15:50 | One Comment
Sharp Cuts It Close But Earns Spot In Another 500
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Sharp rediscovered the gamut of emotions that typically accompany qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday when he and Panther Racing teammate Dan Wheldon emerged from the wringer with second-day starting spots in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Sharp, the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion, qualified for his 14th Indy 500 on [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR drivers usually honor their moms at Darlington Raceway because the Southern 500 is run on the night before Mother’s Day.
For the past five years, mothers of Sprint Cup drivers have served as Grand Marshals for the Saturday night race.
Like Carl Edwards’ mom, Nancy Sterling.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 18:32 | One Comment
Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – The Sprint Cup Series’ oldest driver won on NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway the old-fashioned way. The remarkable Mark Martin lurked at the front of the field all night at the Darlington oval while dodging a record 17 cautions. He took the victory from Hendrick Motorsports Chevy teammate Jimmie [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:54 | Comments Off
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For the second consecutive year, Donny Schatz won a race at Eldora Speedway in the month of May and took the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings in the process. The three-time and defending series champion used a very fast race car and a little luck when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser broke [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award
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Helio Castrovenes took the pole for the 2009 Indy 500.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 23:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 15:30 | 63 Comments