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The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

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Trent Owens Trades In Wheel For Wrench
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Trent Owens’ story is a familiar one in the NASCAR garage. The Darlington, S.C. native and nephew of Richard Petty started out with dreams of being a big-time race driver, but that didn’t turn out to be in the cards for him.
So, like many of his peers, he turned his [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:32 | One Comment
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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway officials announced the first phase of a broad master plan that includes a significant redesign of the speedway’s infield.
Phase One of the plan, approved by the speedway’s parent company, International Speedway Corporation, includes a more than $17 million reconstruction of the current terrace suites and media center in [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, being the wise observer of all things NASCAR, rarely sides up with losers.
He was an early backer of a rowdy North Carolina short tracker, Dale Earnhardt, and helped steer him into a career in the series now known as Sprint Cup. Over [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 20:30 | 4 Comments
Philippe Passes Test; Rain Halts Day 2 At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Frenchman Nelson Philippe became the fifth rookie to pass the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Wednesday, as a persistent rain prevented veterans from logging their first practice laps of 2009 around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Indy 500 rookie Alex Tagliani and Conquest Racing made the best of the soggy situation [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 20:29 | One Comment
Johnny Davis is NASCAR’s Past – And Future?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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David Green has become a fixture in the NASCAR series now known as Nationwide. Over 19 years, he has nine wins and was the 1994 champion. He’s driven for some of the most powerful teams in the sport, including Hendrick Motorsports.
But last year, when he was about to go a [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 17:02 | One Comment
Martin To Drive Again In 2010
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Mark Martin will return to drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick.
Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 12:36 | One Comment
Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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As you drive into Darlington, having wound your way through miles of fertile cotton fields and pine forests, up ahead you’ll see a water tower on the horizon. It boasts a simple banner:
NASCAR.
‘Nuff said.
Darlington, S.C., is NASCAR country. Has been since 1950 and continues to be today, an old-fashioned track [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:30 | 4 Comments
Rookies Kick Off 2009 Indy 500
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Four rookies passed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Tuesday as preparations began at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2009 Indianapolis 500. The track was open for six rookies to participate in ROP. Three veterans were allowed to complete “refresher” laps.
Mike Conway, Robert Doornbos, Raphael Matos and Alex Tagliani completed all four phases of [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:25 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway, and the Southern 500 returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame, celebrating 60 years of racing. Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer talk about the history of the place and how special it would be to win there. Plus, find out who to watch as a [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Tracy Heads To Indy Looking For “Second” Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Paul Tracy has returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway with every intention of winning his second Indianapolis 500.
True enough, the Official Box Score from May 26, 2002, shows that Helio Castroneves won the 86th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” under caution over runner-up Tracy. While the finish has been [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 16:25 | One Comment