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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Saldana Gets First Victory
Joe Saldana got his first World of Outlaws victory of the season on Saturday night at Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
He earned $10,000 in the 35-lap contest aboard the Budweiser Maxim. It was the 60th A-Feature triumph of his career with the World of Outlaws.
“It was a great effort by my team,” said […]

Sun, 03/7/10 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Saldana Gets First Victory
Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s begun early this spring. Not the sprouting of flowers or the rising of gas prices. Rather, something more gloomy and depressing if you happen to be a NASCAR driver with hopes of winning the Sprint Cup championship.
This spring, Jimmie Johnson has heated up before the daytime temperatures in Georgia. […]

Sun, 03/7/10 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
Harvick Takes Care Of Business Against Busch
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – For some time now, there’s been debate about whether the burgeoning business side of NASCAR negatively impacts the sporting side.
Saturday’s E-Z-GO 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway showed that the business side can actually make for a better show on the race track.
Kevin Harvick […]

Sun, 03/7/10 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Harvick Takes Care Of Business Against Busch
Pruett Drives Ganassi To Miami Win
Scott Pruett held off a late charge by David Donohue to win Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami, Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
Pruett and co-driver Memo Rojas scored their second victory in three years at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Sun, 03/7/10 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Pruett Drives Ganassi To Miami Win
Minter: It Was a Madhouse Out There
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Hampton, Ga. – There are always a few images that stick with you after a weekend at the races.
One that is enduring from Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway is of Modified driver Tim Brown walking back and forth from the makeshift Modified pits behind Turn One to the Sprint Cup garage on the Turn Four […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Minter: It Was a Madhouse Out There
Harvick Is Top Trucker

Kevin Harvick led the leaders into the pits for the final pit stop with 17 laps to go in Saturday’s E-Z-Go 200 Camping World Trucks Series race, led them out of the pits and then led them to the checkered flag.
Though Harvick appeared to have the fastest truck most of the day – he led […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Harvick Is Top Trucker
Hornaday Tops Qualifying
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the E-Z-GO 200 with a lap of 31.195  seconds, 177.721 mph on Saturday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was his 24th pole in 252 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. He ranks third on the all-time series poles list.
It was his first pole and second […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 11:09 | Comments Off on Hornaday Tops Qualifying
Law Claims Miami GP Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jon Fogarty’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series pole qualifying streak was snapped Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway by a margin that redefines the term “miniscule.”
Darren Law claimed the Daytona Prototype pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami by touring the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road-course in Homestead, Fla., in 1 minute and 11.806-seconds […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 9:29 | One Comment
Meyers Wins WoO Event At Thunderbowl
Jason Meyers had been trying to win a World of Outlaws race at his home track of Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. since 2003. He came close on a couple of occasions, leading laps and being in contention, though never was quite able to make it to Victory Lane with the series at […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Meyers Wins WoO Event At Thunderbowl
Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – There’s a lot of speculation about how the return of a blade spoiler in place of a rear wing will affect racing in the Sprint Cup. Ryan Newman believes the result will be more side-by-side racing and more passing due to side drafting.
Fans may get a preview […]

Sat, 03/6/10 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven