Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:48 | Comments Off on Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals – Again
Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, won his fourth consecutive Knoxville Nationals on Sunday night.
Schatz passed Joey Saldana on the 35th lap of the 40-lap contest as the pair of World of Outlaws stars wound up finishing one-two. Schatz now joins 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser as the only […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brian Vickers won the fuel-mileage sweepstakes at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon and in the process took a big step toward making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Vickers took the lead in the Carfax 400 when he passed an out-of-fuel Jimmie Johnson for the lead with just under […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap

Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

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Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
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David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory […]

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Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:41 | One Comment

Brooklyn, Mich. — Strengthening its commitment to race fans, Michigan International Speedway has extended its fan appreciation program by lowering ticket prices in every grandstand for 2010 during the renewal and deposit period. During that time, grandstand ticket prices will be reduced five percent to 63 percent across the board, so a family of four […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on MIS Drops Ticket Prices