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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

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Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names were released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in Charlotte, N.C.
The […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
Woody: Weber, What Are You Working On?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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* Beamed Up By Aliens?
TNT analyst Bill Weber abruptly vanished from the broadcast booth last Sunday at New Hampshire and the only comment the network made was that it would make no comment.
That’s pretty lame even by TV reporting standards.
There have been lots of rumors floating around but nobody seems to […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:30 | One Comment
RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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We are pretty darn proud here to announce that RacinToday.com has been chosen to serve as the new host website for the most prestigious racing award in North America – the Driver Of The Year Award.
News, information, background and history concerning the DOTY is available on its own designated page […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
Minter: Forget Level, Playing Field Has Been Plowed Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR circuit heads back to Daytona International Speedway for the traditional start of the second half of the season, it’s a good time to look at some of the events that have – or haven’t – transpired in the first half.
For starters, there’s a Who’s Who list of […]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names will be released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
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Auto racing was in the throes of transition in 1967.  A.J. Foyt became the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and also the only driver to win the grand race in both a roadster and a rear-engine car.  Young drivers like Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock and Al Unser were pushing out the old guard […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Driver Of The Year History
Changes At Top At Indy
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The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced June 30 that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies effective July 1.
Brighton, currently executive vice president and chief legal counsel, will become president and CEO of […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Changes At Top At Indy
Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Remember those five bonus points Jimmie Johnson gave teammate Mark Martin by letting him lead a lap at Dover back on May 31?
Remember how I said it was shameful?
Remember how I said hurt the integrity of the sport?
Remember how some readers said it was no big deal?
Well, try telling Kasey Kahne […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 14:50 | 7 Comments
“Pappy” Powell Still Collecting Racing Hardware at 85
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Whitesburg, Ga. – Anyone who gets a warm feeling from watching Mark Martin win Sprint Cup races at the age of 50 ought to get a real charge out of seeing Pappy Powell race his dirt track car at the ripe old age of 85.
Roston “Pappy” Powell isn’t some old […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 8:05 | One Comment
Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
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The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 3-5, 2009.
Taylor Earnhardt, 20, Earnhardt’s youngest child, will drive the car in demonstration runs during […]

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