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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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RCR Makes Nationwide Crew Chief Change
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Richard Childress Racing has made changes to the crew chief positions of the No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express team and No. 2 Chevrolet team.
Doug Randolph will assume the crew chief duties for RCR’s No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express Chevrolet while Dan Deeringhoff, who led Clint Bowyer to the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Showing Up For The Showdown Can Be A Good Career Move
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Sprint Showdown, the opening event of the night for NASCAR’s All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next Saturday, has become a preview of things to come – for that night and for the future in the Sprint Cup Series.
In the Showdown, and in the Sprint All-Star Challenge all-star race [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 In the movie “Field of Dreams” the baseball greats who show up to play ball in an Iowa farmer’s field aren’t exactly real. But when the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association holds its annual picnic on the old Minter family farm in Inman, Ga., the racing greats who [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Reality Pays Visit To NASCAR Nation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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