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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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Hornaday Tops Kentucky Qualifying
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Ron Hornaday, Jr., won the pole for Saturday evening’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Hornaday, driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., became the 10th different pole winner at Kentucky by claiming the top spot on the “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers” starting grid with a 173.383-mph (31.145 seconds) […]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Hornaday Tops Kentucky Qualifying
Forgarty On Pole in Grand-Am
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Jon Fogarty turned a lap of 1:21.057 (102.150 mph) in Saturday’s qualifying to capture the pole position for Sunday’s Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park.
The race represents Round 8 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
The top three contenders for the Daytona […]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Forgarty On Pole in Grand-Am
McCarl Has Big Knight at Eldora
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Terry McCarl on Friday night won at the Eldora Speedway, claiming the annual Knight Before the Kings Royal.
For McCarl, it was his second World of Outlaws win of the season and the ninth of his career with the series. He started on the pole and dominated the 30-lap contest, holding a three second lead at […]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off on McCarl Has Big Knight at Eldora
Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest
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Larry Dixon, Tony Pedregon, and Mike Edwards grabbed the provisional poles in their classes Friday, the opening day of qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, in Kent, Wash.
With just a handful of races to go until the end of NHRA’s regular season Countdown to 10, the three qualifying leaders are […]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest
Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Driver Jason Keller has been around the Nationwide Series garages for a while now. He’s seen the prospects and the can’t-miss phenoms and the never-will-haves come and go and in some cases, come back again.
Keller has seen the fat years for young drivers and he’s seen the Slim Fast years. […]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger
Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Atlanta, Ga. – NASCAR driver David Ragan went back to his roots Thursday night – racing Legends cars on the quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the same piece of asphalt where he drove his very first race at age 12.
He went not as a visiting Cup start but as […]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock
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Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole during Friday qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.
The 25-year-old de Ferran Motorsports Acura driver drove the No. 66 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-02a prototype sports car to his third overall 2009 pole position at the 1.53-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s […]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock
Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a […]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:06 | One Comment
Woody: Something Is Wrong With This Picture
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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That hammering we heard earlier this week was said to be the final nails in Jeremy Mayfield’s coffin.
Well, maybe.
Even though NASCAR has produced another alleged positive drug test, along with an eye-witness who has sworn to Mayfield’s past drug use, I’ve still got some nagging questions.
For starters, how plausible is this […]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:00 | 19 Comments
Woody: Confidence Is High On The Trucks Side
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Veteran NASCAR truck racer Mike Skinner says the series faces some potholes in the road, but predicts that it will keep on truckin’.
“I’ve had some conversations about it with folks at NASCAR and the truck series isn’t going anywhere,” Skinner said during a Wednesday press luncheon to promote […]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 11:00 | One Comment