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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by […]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio
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Qualifying for Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic presented by Key Bank, Round 6 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, nearly came down to a dead heat before Jon Fogarty put down a tie-breaking lap of 1:18.059 (104.136 mph) Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Fogarty and Alex […]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off on Fogarty and Gurney Fastest at Mid-Ohio
Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Currently there are 34 oval-track races on the Sprint Cup schedule and just two road-course races.
Have you ever hit your head so hard, or eaten a sandwich made with mayo that was left out in the sun too long, that your mind began to ponder the question of: What if […]

Fri, 06/19/09 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When you think about the great road racers in NASCAR, a few names come to mind immediately – Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart for starters. Then there are the ringers like Scott Pruett and Boris Said, and other road-course experts like Robby Gordon and Marcos Ambrose.
But looking […]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:55 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty
Woody: The Show Is Too Good For Camping World To Pack It In
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR truck series is in trouble.
Nobody can deny that.
The only question is, how dire is it?
Naturally no one at the top will dare give a straight answer – they’ll hem and haw about “difficult times” and “strong commitments.”
But the rumblings have been growing louder for sometime, and a tidal […]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
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Loudon, N.H.  – A reconfiguration of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s infield will greatly increase its usable space and functionality.
Infield construction began in May of this year after the necessary permits were obtained. After just two months of other structural adjustments and improvements, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is nearing the completion of its infield transformation.
The most […]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Infield Improvements Unveiled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
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San Bernardino County, Calif. – Southern Californians looking to satisfy their need for speed, need not look further. Auto Club Speedway, in partnership with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is offering race fans the ultimate SoCal Speed Pass to the biggest NASCAR and NHRA events in Southern California: the Inaugural NASCAR Chase […]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on SoCal Speed Pass to Premier NASCAR, NHRA Races
Fantasy Racing: Infineon
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Toyota Save Mart 350K
Infineon Raceway
Sunday, June 21, 5:00 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to win at Infineon… In 2007, Juan Pablo Montoya won from the 32nd starting position, the furthest back a winner has ever started… Jeff Gordon has the most wins at Infineon of any driver with five. […]

Thu, 06/18/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Infineon
Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports has always had this wonderful assortment of human parts and pieces.
It’s had the type of faces which keep People Magazine in business. It’s had the pit-box geniuses who have propelled crew chiefing – and even tire-changing – to a spectator sport. It’s had the owner for whom every […]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:57 | 5 Comments
Woody: On Road Racing, Put Me Down For A No
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Well, they’re off to Snore-noma this weekend for a road race.
Time to catch up on watching the grass grow.
If I could figure out what time the race is over – which is impossible because I can’t even figure out what time it starts – I’d leave a wakeup call.
I think […]

Wed, 06/17/09 – 15:55 | 5 Comments