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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – The Sprint Cup Series’ oldest driver won on NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway the old-fashioned way. The remarkable Mark Martin lurked at the front of the field all night at the Darlington oval while dodging a record 17 cautions. He took the victory from Hendrick Motorsports Chevy teammate Jimmie [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:54 | Comments Off
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For the second consecutive year, Donny Schatz won a race at Eldora Speedway in the month of May and took the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings in the process. The three-time and defending series champion used a very fast race car and a little luck when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser broke [...]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award
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Helio Castrovenes took the pole for the 2009 Indy 500.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 23:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 15:30 | 63 Comments
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off
RacinToday’s Fantasy Racing
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Debating who to pick for your fantasy racing team this week?
Trying to decide if you should use your last start on a driver for the upcoming week’s race?
RacinToday’s Nick Bromberg is here to tell you what three drivers will have success this weekend, what three drivers won’t, and which driver is a guaranteed great start.
Check [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Kenseth Captures Nationwide Win at Darlington
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Darlington Raceway actually looked pretty easy to tame for Kyle Busch Friday night. Until two laps to go, at least.
Busch, who led all but 10 laps in the  Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington, suffered a flat tire and had to pit under caution while having the fastest car and while leading [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off