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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 146 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR Officials [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:18 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. -  For race fans interested in a unparalleled experience, the Champions Club at Michigan International Speedway is the premier choice for food, fun and entertainment.
Perched high atop the speedway’s main grandstand right at the start-finish line, the Champions Club is an exclusive suite for 870 guests that includes reserved, outdoor stadium seating. Champions [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:05 | Comments Off
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
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Glendora, Calif. — Classic. California. Cool.
From the classic images of Harrison Ford in American Graffiti to James Dean to The Fonz in Happy Days, the car – the hot rod – has always been at the center of Hollywood’s projection of what it means to be Cool in California.
Off the big screen, the roots of [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 11:41 | Comments Off
Woody: Some Simple Fixes To Get Fans To Watch Racing Again
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I see that NASCAR on FOX TV ratings are down. They’re trying to figure out why, and how they can be improved.
Here’s some suggestions from one Frustrated Viewer:
For starters, shoot the gopher.
There may have been more annoying animations in the long history of TV-dom but I can’t recall one off-hand.
Having [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:51 | 6 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview
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As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to run its longest race of the season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch talk about what a victory would mean to win the 50th running of America’s most popular Memorial Day Weekend race. But NASCAR’s Driver Rating says they’ll have to get by the winners of five [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:45 | Comments Off
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Coca-Cola will ignite the summer BBQ season this Friday by firing up the nation’s longest grill at the site of NASCAR’s longest race, the    Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Requiring more than 7,000 pounds of Kingsford® Charcoal, the monster-sized ring of fire will measure an astonishing 1,320 feet – spanning more than four football fields [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Mike Mittler Keeps Cranking Out NASCAR’s Future Stars
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – When it comes to passion and picking talented drivers from the hordes of hopefuls out there, there are few people in NASCAR that can match Mike Mittler.
Mittler is the owner of a machine and tool company in Foristell, Mo., and a part-time Camping World Truck Series owner/crew [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 8:49 | One Comment
Minter: American Racing Loses Another Pioneer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The life and times of the flashy Frank Mundy came to a sad end last week at an Atlanta nursing home. Mundy died at age 90 from complications from a fall.
Reporters who found their way to Mundy’s home in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood, always got a great interview from a [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 8:45 | 2 Comments