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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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Truck Series Newcomer On A Roll Despite Broken Wrist
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Rarely is Boise, Idaho considered a prime breeding ground for NASCAR racers. But Brian Scott, the 21-year-old Camping World Truck Series driver, is beginning to prove otherwise.
Driving the Xpress Motorsports No. 16 Toyota Tundra, Scott has scored a win, a second and two third-place finishes in the past seven races […]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 15:41 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Truex Team
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NASCAR announced today that Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, crew chief Kevin Manion and car owner Teresa Earnhardt have been fined for rule violations during last weekend’s event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Truex was penalized 25 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver standings. Manion was […]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Villeneuve Gets Montreal Nationwide Ride
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Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
It will be the second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start for Villeneuve at the world renowned road course named after his father, Gilles […]

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Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Eddie Krawiec captured the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2008 without winning a race. Should he repeat as Countdown to 1 champion this season, race wins won’t be an issue for “Fast Eddie.”
Krawiec posted his third national event win of 2009 Sunday in the final of the 30th annual […]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 7:30 | One Comment
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RacinToday senior correspondent Jonathan Ingram is scheduled to appear on The Race Reporters radio show on Wednesday night where he will participate in a round-table discussion with Scott Atherton, president of the American Le Mans Series and Panoz Motor Sports Group.
The show is set for 7 p.m. EDT and can be heard on www.PowerUpChannel.com.
Atherton will […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 23:30 | Comments Off on ALMS Subject of The Race Reporters Show
Castroneves Wins Second Quarter DOTY Vote
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By Lewis Franck
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Indianapolis 500-winner Helio Castroneves won a hotly-contested vote for the 2009 second-quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Award.
The native Brazilian, who won his third Indy 500 – from the pole – in May, narrowly edged NASCAR’s Tony Stewart, who is the co-owner and a driver for Stewart Haas Racing. The […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:49 | 2 Comments
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Barry Schmoyer has  named three additional top journalists to the panel of voting experts.
They include Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press, Tom Jensen of SPEEDtv.com and Dustin Long of Landmark Newspapers.
Schmoyer said, “Due to the tragic and untimely passing of David Poole – and Mike Harris’ retirement from the Associated Press […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:48 | Comments Off on Three Added To DOTY Voting Panel
On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – With throwing rumors against the wall to see what will stick being standard operating procedure in journalism’s brave new world, there are very few surprises on the sports-writing beat.
But three years ago at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a beauty of a surprise in store for those covering […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:58 | 3 Comments
Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s tragedies have a way of making one wonder how things would be had they not happened. They remind racing folks of the words of the old George Jones song  “Who’s gonna fill their shoes.”
Those thoughts come to mind today, the 16th anniversary of Davey Allison’s death due to a […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:55 | 5 Comments
Schatz Wins At Cedar Lake Speedway
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New Richmond, WI – One of the marks of a champion and a championship caliber team is the way that they are able to bounce back from adversity and bumps in the road. That is exactly what three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team did on Sunday […]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Schatz Wins At Cedar Lake Speedway