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David Ragan will replace Kyle Busch as driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Crispy Toyota Camry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Daytona 500 runnerup Kevin Harvick used his “Bully Pulpit” position as reigning Cup champion to sound-off on the [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Dover
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday May 31, 12:30 ET, FOX
Race Facts: With his win in this race last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to conquer the Monster Mile… Now-suspended Jeremy Mayfield holds the qualifying record… The 1971 race at Dover ran caution free. I’d put 1 gazillion to one odds on that happening [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Penske Beginning to Make A Move In Sprint Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Changing race teams is always a risky move for a driver. Sometimes it pays off in a big way. Kyle Busch went from Hendrick Motorsports to Joe Gibbs Racing last year and has won 11 races since then after winning a total of four at Hendrick.
His older brother Kurt Busch [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
Have you heard the big news out of Hendrick Motorsports regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
Me neither.
Nothing’s happened.
The silence is deafening.
Here it is mid-week, with Dover looming, and so far boss Rick Hendrick has announced no changes, no shakeups, no tweaking on Junior’s team.
That’s incredible no-news. The sport’s biggest star is quickly [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:56 | 2 Comments
Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The team of Junior and Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. – has been broken up at Hendrick Motorsports.
Beginning with this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Dover, Earnhardt will have a new crew chief.
Earnhardt and Eury came over to Hendrick Motorsports from Dale Earnhardt Inc. together 48 [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:40 | Comments Off
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Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix International Raceway is offering a $25 reserved seat to fans for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on November 15 – an unprecedented value to watch the semifinal race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. In both 2007 and 2008, three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
For Alan Johnson, The Challenge Is Being Met
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The victories were stacking up like Canadian cord wood for Alan Johnson. Top Fuel championships, too. The man who drives the cars he built, Tony Schumacher, would be  honored with the ultra-prestigeous Driver of the Year Award for 2008.
Presumably, the bank account was faring well, too.
What more could the life-long [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 7:05 | Comments Off
NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge
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Several media outlets reported today that Tony George had been ousted as head of Indinapolis Motor Speedway. The reports stated that the IMS board had made the move at a meeting on Tuesday night.
However, Mari Hulman George, chairman of that board, denied the reports today and said Tony George remains CEO of IMS.
A statement released [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 13:10 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich.  — Often, to get a garage tour, pace car ride or wave the green flag for a NASCAR event you had to be a VIP. Now, Michigan International Speedway is making the fans the VIPs by focusing on appreciating their loyal guests.
Michigan International Speedway has officially launched a fan appreciation program.
“It’s important for [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 12:00 | One Comment