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William Byron won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and also became the 2017 Rookie of the Year on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished two places behind race-winner Cole Custer.
Byron is only the second driver to win the Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott being the other in 2014).
Byron outlasted Championship […]

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Minter: Welcome To Era Of Disposable Cars
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s been interesting to observe the way crashes are handled in NASCAR garage these days. The cars themselves have become almost expendable in the interest of excitement. More later on the drivers aboard them.
Before a car wrecked in practice or qualifying is ever dragged all the way into the garage […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 6:57 | One Comment
IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
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Randy Bernard’s blueprint for growing the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2011 and beyond began taking shape Wednesday, with the announcement that the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix will be contested next summer on a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit incorporating the scenic Inner Harbor area of downtown.
Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) has been granted an Aug. 5-7 date […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 20:36 | Comments Off on IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
Villeneuve Hired By Braun
Braun Racing has announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series’ inaugural event at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) and at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.
Villeneuve earned his first career CART Series win at Elkhart Lake and the return […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 10:26 | One Comment
Kurt Busch, Too, Has Matured Into A Contender
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
One of the most hammered upon stories of the year as been the maturation process of Kyle Busch. You know: He is racing so much better in 2010 because he has a new attitude – a more mature attitude.
Busch himself has credited Mark Martin with standing as a role model […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Woody: Fox Trots Away A Winner
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Fox Sports wrapped up its share of the NASCAR season with last Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, handing the mike off to TNT this weekend at Pocono.
After six races on TNT, ESPN takes over for the rest of the season (except when the races are on ABC. Yes, it gets confusing, but […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 7:20 | 6 Comments
Indy Wreck Halts Hamilton’s Texas Return
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Davey Hamilton’s drive in the 94th Indianapolis 500 was over before he could say “The Biggest Spectacle in Greatness.”
A spinout and crash on the first of 200 laps relegated Hamilton to a 33rd and last-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. And on Monday, the […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 17:52 | One Comment
Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – A little success for Dan Wheldon always seems to surprise people these days.
The elfin Englishman was always among the favorites when he won the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the series title while driving for Andretti Green Racing when it was a powerhouse team.
Since then, Wheldon has jumped to […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Wheldon Has An Understanding With Indianapolis
Woody: The Double Bonus Is Big Baloney
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
We keep hearing about some sort of $20 million bonus that might be in the works for any driver who wins the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.
That’s a lot of baloney.
Expensive baloney, granted – but still baloney.
It was a goofy ideal back in years past when […]

Tue, 06/1/10 – 7:07 | 2 Comments
SunTrust Halts Ganassi Bid
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
After a strong opening stint by Ricky Taylor, SunTrust Racing completed a dominant victory at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park with Max Angelelli behind the wheel of the team’s Dallara-Ford. The fifth round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series was marred by an opening lap incident at the exit of Big Bend, where […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 17:35 | One Comment
Woody: Busch Better Heed Burton
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve followed Jeff Burton’s career ever since he ran his first Cup race in 1993 and I’ve never known a more likable, mild-mannered and easy-going driver.
He has a reputation as a racer who takes his lumps and never complains.
That’s why it was so stunning to see Burton heatedly confront Kyle […]

Mon, 05/31/10 – 14:32 | 15 Comments