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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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Fantasy Racing: Daytona
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Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 4, 2009, 7:30 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Believe it or not, over 91 percent of races at Daytona have been won from a top 15 starting position. I have to imagine that it is skewed due to the pre-restrictor plate era, but still, that’s pretty shocking for a track like […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 18:00 | One Comment
Minter: No Shortage of Worthy Candidates For Hall of Fame
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As sports go, NASCAR is still relatively young. The first championship-winning car owner, Raymond Parks, is still making the rounds today. Richard Petty, whose race team won two weeks ago at Infineon Raceway, was on hand in 1949, when the first race of the series now known as Sprint Cup […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 17:23 | 3 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Wins, But What, Exactly?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m no lawyer – haven’t even played one on TV nor stayed at a Holiday Inn – but from a  layman’s vantage point it looks like NASCAR is in trouble.
A federal judge Wednesday lifted NASCAR’s suspension of owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield, brushing aside the contention that Mayfield is a druggie who’s too […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
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In the wake of a ruling in his favor by a U.S. district judge on Wednesday, NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said he will attempt to compete in the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
His ability to race in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 powered by Coke will be dependent upon him being able […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 16:30 | One Comment
Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names were released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in Charlotte, N.C.
The […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
Woody: Weber, What Are You Working On?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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* Beamed Up By Aliens?
TNT analyst Bill Weber abruptly vanished from the broadcast booth last Sunday at New Hampshire and the only comment the network made was that it would make no comment.
That’s pretty lame even by TV reporting standards.
There have been lots of rumors floating around but nobody seems to […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:30 | One Comment
RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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We are pretty darn proud here to announce that RacinToday.com has been chosen to serve as the new host website for the most prestigious racing award in North America – the Driver Of The Year Award.
News, information, background and history concerning the DOTY is available on its own designated page […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
Minter: Forget Level, Playing Field Has Been Plowed Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR circuit heads back to Daytona International Speedway for the traditional start of the second half of the season, it’s a good time to look at some of the events that have – or haven’t – transpired in the first half.
For starters, there’s a Who’s Who list of […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names will be released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
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Auto racing was in the throes of transition in 1967.  A.J. Foyt became the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and also the only driver to win the grand race in both a roadster and a rear-engine car.  Young drivers like Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock and Al Unser were pushing out the old guard […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Driver Of The Year History