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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway, a driver’s race track according to points leader Tony Stewart. Clint Bowyer says there’s always strong racing at the facility. Plus, Driver Rating predicts Carl Edwards should defend last year’s win on the fifth anniversary of his first series start at the facility.

Wed, 08/12/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
Beau Slocumb Is Getting Back Up To Speed
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It was a moment Beau Slocumb’s fans and friends had been praying for all year long. The 24-year-old Juliette, Ga. native was at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile Legends track doing what he does best – driving a race car.
Early this year, Slocumb was on the fast track to a professional […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Humpy Wheeler Offers Up Some Cures
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler is as far from a gloom-and-doom guy as you can find in racing. Anyone who saw his innovative promotions during his 33 years as president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway knows that Wheeler likes to have fun.
So when Wheeler sees attendance significantly off  for […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 16:50 | 4 Comments
Where There’s Heat, There’s Smoke: Stewart Wins at The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Tony Stewart’s grip on a third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship got a little tighter Monday afternoon at Watkins Glen International.
A day after rain washed-out the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Stewart turned the sticky summertime conditions in the Finger Lakes Region to […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 8:03 | 2 Comments
Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* You think some NASCAR team owner out there ought to be scrambling right now to come up with the telephone number of Mark Skaife? Think that owner should have the check book out and the seat-fitting department on high alert?
Perhaps, because judging […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Vicious Wreck Leaves Gordon Hurting
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There was a moment Monday afternoon when Jeff Gordon, a bonafide NASCAR road-racing ace, admitted he was glad the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup is an all-oval affair.
Gordon and his tender lower back took the physical brunt of a vicious six-car accident on Lap 64 […]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 7:02 | 6 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Review
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With his fifth win at Watkins Glen International, Tony Stewart set a record at the historic track and extended his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead. In Monday’s rain-delayed race, Stewart outdueled Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Marcos Ambrose. Hear from Stewart, Ambrose and more with four races remaining until the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint […]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Review
Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season
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Tony Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose and an shrinking fuel supply to win Monday’s rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Carls Edwards finished third.
Kyle Busch was fourth.
Stewart, the series points leader, will be able to clinch a berth in the Chase with a good run next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory […]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
“Road course ringers” became a hotter-than-usual topic at Watkins Glen this weekend. When Marcos Ambrose put a surprising but incredibly clean move on Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race, the offended driver and other veterans cried foul in unison.
Next thing you […]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 11:22 | 6 Comments
Woody: Let It Rain And Let Them Race
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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And now for those most famous words in auto racing:
“Gentlemen, start your umbrellas!”
After back-to-back rainouts at Pocono and Watkins Glen, word is that NASCAR has begun work at its R&D facility on a new AOT (Ark of Tomorrow.)
It’s been so rainy that the AFLAC duck caught a cold.
For two weeks in […]

Mon, 08/10/09 – 11:15 | One Comment