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HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 In all forms of motorsports today, multi-car teams have a distinct advantage. It’s true in NASCAR, as Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and others have shown.
 But compared to the NHRA’s Don Schumacher, Hendrick and his NASCAR buddies are in a slump.
Heading into this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals [...]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Junior Heads To Desert Hoping To End Drought
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on vacation last weekend promising to “raise a little hell.” What could it hurt? Considering Junior’s lackluster start to the 2009 Sprint Cup season, perhaps some sort of personal exorcism was in order for NASCAR’s most scrutinized star.
“I don’t know. You tell [...]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Partial Verdict Reached On Castroneves
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A partial verdict in the tax-evasion case against IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves has been reached by a federal jury in Miami.
The jury, however, was hung up on several other counts.
The federal judge in the case, Donald Graham, would not immediately read the verdicts on two tax evasion counts against Castroneves and told jurors to continue [...]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
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Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Catching up with Mario Andretti on some racing issues, I spoke with him by cell phone after he watched grandson Marco finish 13th in the IndyCar Series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When I asked if there was anything new about Marco as a possible driver for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based [...]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Little Al To Be Grand Marshal At Long Beach
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Long Beach, Calif. _ Widely acknowledged as open-wheel racing’s “King of the Beach,” Al Unser Jr. will add another title during this weekend’s running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Unser Jr.,  who won America’s premier street race a record six times between 1988 and 1995 while competing in CART, will serve as grand [...]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Toyota Grand Prix – Interactive Content
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Click on the graphic to launch a full page of storylines, photos, milestones and more regarding the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The page also includes video components such as Will Power talking about the keys to winning at Long Beach, a virtual lap around the track with Graham Rahal and a tech piece [...]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – The weather was unseasonably cool when the day dawned on a recent IndyCar test at Kansas Speedway. Because of that – the series has a rule that cars can not run until the temperatures reach 55 degrees – the track was silent.
And because of that, you [...]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Carpentier Signs To Drive Waltrip Nationwide Car
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NAPA Auto Parts announced that Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will be a competitor in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 as the NASCAR Nationwide Series crosses the border for the third year in a row to compete at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Parc Jean Drapeau, Aug. 30. Carpentier and NAPA Auto Parts entered into an agreement [...]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
INDYCar.com Videos – Long Beach Grand Prix Preview
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Briscoe, Power, Danica, Graham and others give their thoughts about racing on the streets of Long Beach.

Wed, 04/15/09 – 18:35 | Comments Off
It’s McDowell’s Nationwide Career That Is Rolling Now
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It was a scene that would make even the most cynical person feel good about the sport of NASCAR racing. Michael McDowell, who lost his Sprint Cup ride last year and is running a partial Nationwide Series schedule this year, had just rolled to a stop after putting his No. [...]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 15:22 | One Comment