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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Bowyer Claims Nationwide Pole
Clint Bowyer will be on the pole for Saturday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Bowyer, driving a Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, posted a lap at 180.701 mph in qualifying to get the pole.
Starting second will be David Ragan in a Roush Fenway Ford. His speed was 180.133 mph.
Kevin Harvick, […]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Bowyer Claims Nationwide Pole
Rain Puts Stewart On Daytona Pole
Qualifying for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway has been canceled because of rain.
That means that the field will be set by owner points.
Tony Stewart will start the race from the pole. On the outside of the first row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row of the starting grid for […]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Stewart On Daytona Pole
Woody: Drug Testing Kicked Up By NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR reportedly has altered its drug-testing procedure – going to a longer, more detailed process – after Jeremy Mayfield claimed his test results were flawed and inaccurate.
Kasey Kahne told reporters during a Thursday press conference at Daytona International Speedway that what used to be a relatively speedy 5- to 10-minute […]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 13:00 | One Comment
Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Some old NASCAR rules and a new one will be put to the test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
This weekend’s race are the first to be run on a restrictor-plate track using the new double-file restart format. From what most drivers say, the difference between […]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway® (“DIS”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at their facility. The service debuts this weekend, July 2-4, at DIS, host to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Brumos Porsche 250, NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola and NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Daytona Implements Fan Texting Service
Nominees For NASCAR Hall Of Fame Unveiled
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today a history-rich list of 25 nominees for the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame induction class.
From that list, five inductees will be chosen via a process that includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM; the inductees will be announced in October and honored next May […]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Nominees For NASCAR Hall Of Fame Unveiled
Confidence and Success Are On The Rise for Logano
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The last time Joey Logano was in the garage at Daytona International Speedway on a race weekend, he likely was looking for a place to hide after crashing the famous No. 20 Toyota early in the race and finishing dead last in the Daytona 500.
But on […]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:38 | One Comment
Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once-respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator.
This week the last solo American racing potentate, Tony George, lost a key seat of power in a sign of the changed times. An internal family boardroom movement separated George […]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:21 | Comments Off on Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone
Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After news broke Wednesday about a federal judge lifting NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for alleged drug use, I called a lawyer buddy to ask him what it meant.
He said it means that Mayfield is probably going to be a very wealthy young man.
When the case winds its way to civil […]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:15 | 7 Comments
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and […]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy