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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Tracy Heads To Indy Looking For “Second” Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Paul Tracy has returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway with every intention of winning his second Indianapolis 500.
True enough, the Official Box Score from May 26, 2002, shows that Helio Castroneves won the 86th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” under caution over runner-up Tracy. While the finish has been [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 16:25 | One Comment
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Richard Gray, a licensed crew member for the No. 177 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
On April 30, Gray was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 7-5 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Rookies Have Played Major Roles at Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four drivers will begin the grunt work Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one of open-wheel racing’s career-defining moments – selection as 2009 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. 
Stanton Barrett, Mike Conway, Robert Doornbos and Raphael Matos all have competed in the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:09 | 3 Comments
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than [...]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – It hasn’t won yet, but it’s getting closer.
Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, with veteran Jason Keller at the wheel, has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes to climb to 7th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series ratings – the highest in the team’s history at this juncture of the season.
“We’re showing [...]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 15:55 | Comments Off
Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In the 60 years of racing at Darlington Raceway, few events have drawn as much attention to the Lady in Black as the 1985 Southern 500. It was at that race that Bill Elliott secured the Winston Million for winning three of the four major events in a single Cup [...]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Woody: Crashes Not Wrecking Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It is race fans’ guilty little secret: We love wrecks.
We crave crashes, we delight in demolitions, we’re wowed by wipeouts. We can’t get enough of that tumbling stuff.
I’ve been covering NASCAR for 40-some odd years (some odder than others) and I continue to be puzzled by why so many race [...]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 12:33 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Is Also Winning Over The Fans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a threshold in sports that many of the all-time greats had to cross. Dale Earnhardt Sr. had to cross it, Darrell Waltrip had to cross it, Muhammad Ali had to cross it. It’s the threshold between fans loathing you because of your methods and loving you because of [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:35 | 12 Comments
Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
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Team-owner Alan Johnson now has a Full Throttle NHRA Funny Car victory to go along with his Top Fuel victory.
On Sunday at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., Johnson’s new Al-Anabi/Alan Johnson Racing team got that Funny Car victory from Del Worsham.
The victory comes after Johnson, in his first year of owning the team, got [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Zonta Surprises At New Jersey
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Wet and wild from the outset, Sunday’s Verizon Wireless 250 was a water-marked battle at New Jersey Motorsports Park, won in a stunning upset by Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola.
They then quickly went to work on re-acclimating themselves to Victory Lane post-race protocol. For Zonta, this was [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 16:59 | Comments Off