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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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NASCAR’s thundering herd of carbureted V-8s will get a lesson in hybrid technology at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next month.  
A Toyota Camry Hybrid will become the first such vehicle to serve as “official” pace car for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when it leads the 43-car field to the green flag for the 50th [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation
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NASCAR announced that it has placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR put both drivers on probation for the next six races. No [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Loves the fans. Loves the layout. Loves how he’s won five races at the circuit’s largest racetrack.
What Earnhardt doesn’t love is the schedule. At least, he doesn’t love it as much as he loved the shortened [...]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a [...]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:35 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
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Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today he has cancelled his team’s full-time championship effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and will pursue only a limited schedule with Mike Bliss behind the wheel for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Key cites lack of sponsorship and his desire to focus on the [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
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With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Sun, 04/19/09 – 22:44 | Comments Off
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:58 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Persistent sprinkles interrupted the show almost from the 11 a.m. start,  pushing the finals to well past 8 p.m. But [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:57 | One Comment