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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

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Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
| Senior Writer

If anyone ever had reasons to quit racing, it would be Timothy Peters.
In 2001, his father, his primary backer, died, but Peters pushed ahead anyway. After finding success on the short tracks of Virginia and the Carolinas, he started getting the calls all aspiring racers dream about.
First it was Bobby Hamilton, offering a truck series […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
NASCAR Penalizes Steve Wallace
NASCAR announced today that Steve Wallace, driver of the No. 66 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined and penalized due to rule violations that occurred immediately following this past weekend’s event at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Wallace has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2009, for violating Section 12-1 (Actions […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 12:02 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Steve Wallace
Morning Memo: Debris Comes In All Kinds of Sizes
| Managing Editor

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Yep, finally saw some of that mysterious debris which NASCAR officials seem so fond of throwing yellow flags at. It was laying there on the track surface near the start/finish line at Martinsville last weekend and aren’t you conspiracy freaks feeling a bit shamed about your wild theories […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 10:28 | One Comment
Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Earlier this year my cohort Jonathan Ingram reminisced about his first visit to Monaco for the Grand Prix. Allow me to wax similarly nostalgic about my first trip to one of my favorite venues:
Talladega. White-knuckle, breath-taking Talladega down in sweet-home Alabama.
The asphalt had barely cooled on the mammoth track – […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
Richard Petty Motorsports’ transition to the Ford camp for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will begin this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley Tools entry will be re-bodied as a Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Sadler will return to his No. 19 Dodge Charger for the final three races […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:33 | Comments Off on Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
NHRA Unveils Safety Updates
A new helmet removal system leads a list of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
Highlighting changes announced Monday will be implementation of a new Eject Helmet Removal System in all four professional categories, as well as Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny […]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 6:28 | Comments Off on NHRA Unveils Safety Updates
Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Don’t fault Ashley Force Hood if she is underwhelmed by the prospect of emerging as the NHRA’s first female Funny Car world champion.
“It’s not such a big deal to me, and the main reason is I am a female driver. I had nothing to do with that – God makes […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 17:00 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
| Managing Editor
Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 11:03 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
| Senior Writer

Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short […]

Tue, 10/27/09 – 7:57 | 11 Comments