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A “mild heart attack” generously is defined as one suffered by someone other than yourself. So, one year after such a life-threatening medical issue forced him into the role of reluctant spectator, Steve Torrence won his Top Fuel-leading fourth event of the season Sunday via a final-round, hole shot pass to cap in the 11th […]

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Saldana Bulls To Victory
Joey Saldana was good again on the high banks of Volunteer Speedway in Bull Gap, Tenn. Friday as he opened Kasey’s King of Bulls Gap Presented By Budweiser with a victory there.
Saldana picked up his second consecutive win with the World of Outlaws at Volunteer Speedway and the third victory of his career at the […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Saldana Bulls To Victory
Minter: Stewart Is On A Media Room Tear
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Tony Stewart, the driver who seems to have interpreted NASCAR’s directive to “Have at it” as instructions to launch a season-long string of insults aimed at the print media, was back at it on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Quite ironically, the one reporter he seemed to have […]

Sat, 03/20/10 – 6:52 | 9 Comments
Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – A rookie to the prototype division of the American Le Mans Series won the pole at Sebring for the veteran Peugeot Sport team. Marc Gene, a veteran of Formula One and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour last year, said the track at Sebring would shock […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:23 | One Comment
Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol

Joey Logano, beginning his second full season in Sprint Cup, won the pole for the Food City 500 on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Logano ran at lap 124.630 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to take his first Sprint Cup pole.
“We have a really fast Home Depot Toyota, for sure,” Logano said. “We […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol
Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Even mighty Bristol Motor Speedway is feeling the wrath of the Great Recession.
Thunder Valley has long been considered the toughest ticket in NASCAR. But Sunday’s Food City 500 isn’t sold out.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton admitted on Friday that the sport is in the midst of the worst economic climate […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Minter: Ah, Bristol – What A Place
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In spite of its reputation as a place where tempers get out of hand and wrecks just seem to happen, Bristol Motor Speedway also has the feel of a down-home friendly place.
For those of us on the print and Internet side of the media, it’s one of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 12:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
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Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
If there is anybody out there who thinks that Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will be letting bygones be bygones this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to adjust medication.
If you think air-clearing sessions with NASCAR officials, sponsors, team owners or clergyman is […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Marlin Gives Ownership A Whirl
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Sterling Marlin, retired after 30 years as a driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, is involved in the sport in a new role: team owner.
Well, sort of.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion is listed as co-owner of a new team, BD Racing, which plans to compete in the Sunoco National […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 6:46 | 6 Comments