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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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Tony George Issues Statement on Future
The following is a statement by Tony George in response to the June 30th announcement by the Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 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.
“Nearly 20 […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Tony George Issues Statement on Future
Nationwide Series at Chicagoland
|’s exclusive video  of Thursday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series action from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.  (Video by

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | One Comment
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 21:00 | One Comment
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row […]

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Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Saldana Wins In Iowa
Joey Saldana set a career high in 2007 with the World of Outlaws winning 12 A-Feature events over the course of that nearly 80-race season. The second generation driver matched that mark on Wednesday night at 34 Raceway in Iowa, winning for the 12th time in 2009 in just the 34th race of the season […]

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Fantasy Racing: Chicago
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Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 7:30 PM (ET) TNT
With the season halfway over, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen so far, shall we?
Of course, you and I both know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have been the biggest disappointments of 2009, especially from a fantasy standpoint. In ESPN’s draft leagues, […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:00 | One Comment
NHRA Begins Western Swing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on NHRA Begins Western Swing

Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway once again brings the Guest Guide to life during a series of live Web chats, starting July 15. MIS Live!, a weekly teleconference on will run every Wednesday through Aug. 5, the week prior to the NASCAR events at Michigan International Speedway.
Each hour-long session in the real-time Web […]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 11:38 | Comments Off on MIS Live! Starts July 15