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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
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Las Vegas – The theme for the 2010 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “High speeds and lower prices.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Aug. 17. A limited number of tickets will be available for $49 – the lowest pricing of NASCAR tickets since the speedway’s inception.
In fact, […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off on LVMS Lowers Prices
How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:10 | Comments Off on How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off on Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Sunday July 26, 2009
2:00 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Oddly enough, last year’s race set the Indy record for most lead changes and leaders… The 1995 race just had one caution while, believe it or not, the 2004 race had the most cautions with 13… However, last year’s debacle had the most caution […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
Lasoski And Smith Win Twin 30s
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Sarver, PA— July 22, 2009—Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith made history on Wednesday night at Lernerville Speedway as they split the first ever Twin-30 lap features in the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the high-banked track located just outside of Pittsburgh as the “Month of Money” rolls on for the World of Outlaws.
Lasoski […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off on Lasoski And Smith Win Twin 30s
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no […]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:28 | One Comment
Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shakes hand with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, widely acknowledged as the premier promoter in domestic motorsports, is being treated for cancer.
Gossage’s condition […]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be […]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but […]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:13 | 2 Comments