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BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Kyle Busch A Happy Camper
Kyle Busch passed Todd Bodine for the lead with 19 laps to go and then survived a late restart to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway Friday night.
Bodine finished second, about a half second behind Busch in the 250, which was the first time the series has raced at the […]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch A Happy Camper
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Matt Crafton won the pole for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
The pole for the 250 was the second of Crafton’s Camping World career.
Second fastest in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session at Chicagoland Speedway was Chad McCumbee.
Todd Bodine will start from the No. 3 spot on the grid and Kyle Busch will be […]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Crafton Tops Qualifying at Chicagoland
Briscoe On Pole at Chicagoland
It was a Team Penske kind of day Friday at Chicagoland Speedway as its drivers qualified first and second for Saturday’s Peak Antifreeze ad Motor Oil IndyCar 300.
Ryan Briscoe, the current series points-leader, won the pole with a four-lap average speed of 215.364 mph.
Helio Castroneves was second fastest at 215.202 mph.
Qualifying third was Dario Franchitti […]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t […]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 15:50 | Comments Off on O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – It’s a rare weekend off in the Sprint Cup series, and Clint Bowyer’s big hope had been that he would play a little golf in his charity tournament back home in Kansas, have a stress-free beer or two with old buds and mentally prep for his […]

Fri, 08/28/09 – 10:20 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol
Minter: Ren and Ron Show Puts Spotlight On The Crew Chief
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday Observations:
*An off weekend for the Sprint Cup Series gives the Nationwide and Camping World Truck circuits a chance to share top billing.
The trucks run at Chicagoland while the Nationwide set is on the road course in Montreal.
At Chicago, Ron Hornaday Jr. and crew chief Rick Ren will be […]

Thu, 08/27/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Minter: Ren and Ron Show Puts Spotlight On The Crew Chief
Ron Fellows Still Road Course Spiffy As He Approaches 50
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When veteran road racer Ron Fellows first sought a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup, he learned that team owners were looking for younger drivers. A decade later, the Canadian who is one month shy of his 50th birthday is still winning NASCAR events.
“There’s a reason why Mark Martin and […]

Wed, 08/26/09 – 9:03 | One Comment
Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – The first time I met Bill Elliott was in the early 1970’s as I was speeding down a California turnpike one Sunday morning on my way to cover a race at Riverside Raceway.
Up ahead I noticed a car on the side of the road, hood up, steam spewing out. […]

Wed, 08/26/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Free advice and worth every cent:
* Mr. Answer Man: Why can’t somebody can’t tell me, for gosh sakes, what time the dad-gummed race starts? – Teed-Off in Tallahassee.
Dear Teed: NASCAR hopes to be more precise about its starting times when its Research & Development Center completes work on a radical new […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 15:34 | 8 Comments
Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Can a young man from Quebec climb the ladder and make it big in NASCAR? The flip side of this question: Can NASCAR ever make it big in Canada, a country long dedicated to road racing?
Andrew Ranger, aged 22, may be the answer to both questions.
The driver who hails from […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment