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Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 13:10 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich.  — Often, to get a garage tour, pace car ride or wave the green flag for a NASCAR event you had to be a VIP. Now, Michigan International Speedway is making the fans the VIPs by focusing on appreciating their loyal guests.
Michigan International Speedway has officially launched a fan appreciation program.
“It’s important for [...]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the Monster Mile this weekend. Kurt Busch talks about mastering the concrete oval while Martin Truex Jr. remembers his first win at the track. Plus, with the top three racers in Driver Rating at Dover International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing is the team to beat.

Wed, 05/27/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The mood was positive as NASCAR officials, team owners and drivers emerged from a “town hall meeting” Tuesday in Mooresville, N.C.
All seemed to agree that holding the meeting was a good idea and that a lot was accomplished in the two-hour confab which was closed to the media.
NASCAR chairman and [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Nationwide Debut At Dover
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – There may be a bright future for Dale Earnhardt Inc. after all, thanks to a sometimes overlooked branch of the famous family.
Last week at the unveiling of the Walk of Fame in downtown Mooresville, Teresa Earnhardt represented her late husband Dale Earnhardt Sr. and was flanked by [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira
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Two outspoken stars of open-wheel racing have joined forces for the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt 225 at Milwaukee this weekend.
A.J. Foyt has hired veteran driver Paul Tracy to replace injured Vitor Meira to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Indy car.  It is Tracy’s first time driving for Foyt and at this point, it is a [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
You hate to see a nice guy like David Reutimann, who has worked as long and hard to win a Cup race as he has, apologize when he finally gets one.
But that’s the kind of NASCAR season it’s been.
Reutimann won Monday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened, watered-down Coca-Cola 600 by staying out when [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
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Donny Schatz finally has a victory at Canandaigua Speedway in New York.
He got it Monday when the World of Outlaws returned there for the first time since 1999.
Schatz lined up second and battled 20-time series champion Steve Kinser for each of the first nine laps of the race, before making the pass for the lead [...]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Spiderman 3: Castroneves Climbs Way to Another Indy 500 Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves’ “best Month of May ever” ended in the only place it logically could Sunday afternoon, Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
His freedom and racing career wallowing in legal limbo as recently as last month, Castroneves captured his third Indianapolis 500 victory – and record 15th for Team [...]

Mon, 05/25/09 – 13:35 | Comments Off