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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Video Postcard From Dubai

This week, NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip is in Dubai to drive a Ferrari in the Dubai 24 sports car race.
“I love racing cars,” said Waltrip prior to his trip. “The Daytona 500 is the ultimate race for a NASCAR driver to win. But how cool is it to go to Dubai on the other side of […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Video Postcard From Dubai
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 7:49 | One Comment

Bechtelsville, PA –  NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be the featured attraction on most Saturday nights during the 2010 auto racing season at Grandview Speedway.
The season will kick off with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 27th at 12 noon. The practice is open to all divisions of competition.
A 40-lap championship event […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 20:12 | Comments Off on More than 40 dates on Grandview Speedway Schedule
Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta
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Hampton, Ga. – There have been times in the past where top-rung Sprint Cup drivers openly admitted they hated testing. But with testing strictly limited nowadays, those sentiments seem to have softened.
The four drivers testing Goodyear tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed happy to be back in the ol’ firesuits and turning […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 15:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Helio Collects 500 Spoils
Helio Castroneves received the spoils of his third Indianapolis 500 victory – the Herff Jones Champion of Champions Ring and the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy – in a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
“Where is it?” Castroneves said as he tried to locate […]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Helio Collects 500 Spoils
No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
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Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and […]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 15:36 | Comments Off on No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – The record cold spell that hit Nashville last week was interrupted by a blast of hot air from Kyle Petty.
Petty, a driver-turned-TV commentator, was among the lineup of luminaries at the annual Sound & Speed Fan Festival, and he stole the headlines with a swipe at Danica Patrick.
Kyle […]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 7:57 | 16 Comments
NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow
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It appears that those in the garages, grandstands and media who have been waging a war of words against the Car of Tomorrow could be on the verge extracting a conditional surrender from NASCAR.
Ramsey Poston, managing director of corporate communications for NASCAR, said Monday that rear-deck wings could be removed from Sprint cars early this […]

Mon, 01/11/10 – 13:46 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
There are some things I’ll miss in the coming NASCAR season, but January testing at Daytona is not one of them.
Testing at Daytona in the dead of winter is a lot like qualifying for 500-mile races. It has more to do with publicity than with racing. How absurd to spend […]

Mon, 01/11/10 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing