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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Every sport has its icons. Most all of them are on the field or on the track. In the case of the NHRA, one of the sport’s most popular personalities for decades has done his work, not on a car, but with a microphone.
Bob Frey, 62, has been announcing races […]

Wed, 06/24/09 – 9:30 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Preview
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As the Race to the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, hear from David Reutimann, who is 40 points out of a Chase place, on the challenging Magic Mile. Find out how Kyle Busch plans to change last year’s luck, and Driver Rating says Tony Stewart is one to watch this weekend.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 23:36 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Preview
Woody: The King And The King Of Beer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In 1958 Richard Petty ran his first race, after making his mom a solemn promise:
He would never be associated with alcohol in any way.
Over the decades, as he piled up 200 wins and became the most famous and favored personality the sport has ever known, he kept that promise.
He refused […]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 12:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: Another Helping Of The Vanilla, Please
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In terms of driver images, in recent weeks we’ve seen the worst and the best.
The worst: Kyle Busch dashing to bits his classic trophy guitar after a victory at Nashville Superspeedway.
The best: Jimmie Johnson seeking out Kurt Bush after last Sunday’s race at Sonoma to offer an apologic handshake for […]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Tracy Picks Up Toronto Sponsor
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Canadian Paul Tracy’s KV Racing Technology car will be sponsored by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, and will support Wounded Warriors.ca., at the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12 on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of […]

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Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
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Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:33 | One Comment
Split In Formula One Looming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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It’s too early to tell if the political stalemate in Formula One between the FIA and its manufacturers will result in new opportunities for U.S. racing participants. Sanctioning bodies like NASCAR or IndyCar, American promoters, teams and drivers could be affected by either a split or a compromise.
The F1 crisis […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:20 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon