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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Memo: World Class Hypocrisy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the morning memo today:
I see where the Olympics took a huge bite out of the Nielsen ratings for last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The big hockey game was held in Canada that day, I believe.
I say that I believe […]

Wed, 03/3/10 – 11:23 | 2 Comments
Minter: Winner’s Circle Sells More Than Hot Dogs
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In a time when quality access to Sprint Cup drivers continues to dwindle, one of the few remaining options for reporters has come under criticism from none other that the defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson said last week at Las Vegas last week that he doesn’t believe NASCAR’s Winner’s […]

Wed, 03/3/10 – 7:46 | One Comment
US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011
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The US F1 team has shifted gears and is applying to retain its position in Formula One by postponing entry until 2011. Employes at its facility in Huntersville, N.C., were put on unpaid leave Tuesday afternoon and the team itself is under a reorganization that began last week.
In place of a withdrawal or dismissal by […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 18:30 | One Comment
Could It Be Gordon Who Dethrones Johnson?
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Phoenix, Ariz. – That was no mirage Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That really was Jeff Gordon riding around the slick, 1.5-mile oval as if he owned the place.
You remember Gordon, don’t you? Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships. No. 6 on the all-time list with 82 wins.
So where’s he been?
Well, where he was Sunday […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 15:42 | One Comment
De Silvestro To Run Full Season
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In a collaborative effort with Team Stargate Worlds, HVM Racing will enter driver Simona De Silvestro in all 17 races of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Known as Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing, the No. 78 entry will carry primary sponsorship from Stargate Resistance and associate sponsorship from Bernard Richards Manufacture, FireSky, Cheyenne Mountain Games, and Cardinal […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 8:18 | One Comment
Woody: Racers Not Immune To Fear
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Bobby Isaac was leading a race at Talladega in 1973 when suddenly, over the scream of the engines, he heard “strange voices” warning him to get out of the car or he would die.
Isaac immediately pulled off the track, parked his car and got out.
When he explained why – he was obeying voices in his […]

Tue, 03/2/10 – 8:01 | 2 Comments
Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR president Mike Helton says there is a “doggone good chance” that Sprint Cup cars will be sporting rear spoiler blades in place of their current raised wings at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Samsung Mobile 500 scheduled on April 18 will […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 23:09 | Comments Off on Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
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Victory Junction kicked off its “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign Monday by announcing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the elite list of Victory Junction Founders, as he commits to donate $1 million to build and maintain The Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheatre at the Randleman, N.C. camp for children with serious illnesses.
Victory Junction is […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
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The color of the car was different. The man on the pit box was different. But after that, things surrounding the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of driver Matt Kenseth had a familiar look to them over the weekend.
The kind of look they had back in the days when no list of top contenders […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 16:49 | Comments Off on No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
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Jake “Suitcase” Elder didn’t have any fancy degree in mechanical engineering or aerodynamics. They don’t teach quantum physics in the third grade, which is where Jake’s formal education petered out.
Some said Suitcase couldn’t read or write. I don’t know if that’s so. All I know is that Suitcase Elder was a heckuva crew chief whose […]

Mon, 03/1/10 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”