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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

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Johnny Davis is NASCAR’s Past – And Future?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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David Green has become a fixture in the NASCAR series now known as Nationwide. Over 19 years, he has nine wins and was the 1994 champion. He’s driven for some of the most powerful teams in the sport, including Hendrick Motorsports.
But last year, when he was about to go a [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 17:02 | One Comment
Martin To Drive Again In 2010
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Mark Martin will return to drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick.
Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 12:36 | One Comment
Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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As you drive into Darlington, having wound your way through miles of fertile cotton fields and pine forests, up ahead you’ll see a water tower on the horizon. It boasts a simple banner:
NASCAR.
‘Nuff said.
Darlington, S.C., is NASCAR country. Has been since 1950 and continues to be today, an old-fashioned track [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:30 | 4 Comments
Rookies Kick Off 2009 Indy 500
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Four rookies passed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Tuesday as preparations began at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2009 Indianapolis 500. The track was open for six rookies to participate in ROP. Three veterans were allowed to complete “refresher” laps.
Mike Conway, Robert Doornbos, Raphael Matos and Alex Tagliani completed all four phases of [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:25 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway, and the Southern 500 returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame, celebrating 60 years of racing. Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer talk about the history of the place and how special it would be to win there. Plus, find out who to watch as a [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Tracy Heads To Indy Looking For “Second” Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Paul Tracy has returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway with every intention of winning his second Indianapolis 500.
True enough, the Official Box Score from May 26, 2002, shows that Helio Castroneves won the 86th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” under caution over runner-up Tracy. While the finish has been [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 16:25 | One Comment
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Richard Gray, a licensed crew member for the No. 177 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
On April 30, Gray was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 7-5 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Rookies Have Played Major Roles at Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four drivers will begin the grunt work Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one of open-wheel racing’s career-defining moments – selection as 2009 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. 
Stanton Barrett, Mike Conway, Robert Doornbos and Raphael Matos all have competed in the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:09 | 3 Comments
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – It hasn’t won yet, but it’s getting closer.
Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, with veteran Jason Keller at the wheel, has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes to climb to 7th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series ratings – the highest in the team’s history at this juncture of the season.
“We’re showing [...]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 15:55 | Comments Off