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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced […]

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Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been cleared of criminal charges of alleged domestic abuse involving a former girlfriend, the result of an investigation by the Delaware Department of Justice.
NASCAR slapped Busch with an indefinite suspension on Feb. 20 in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding that “by […]

Thu, 03/5/15 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
Alonso To Start F1 Season On The Bench
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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 […]

Wed, 03/4/15 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Alonso To Start F1 Season On The Bench
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day […]

Wed, 03/4/15 – 9:20 | Comments Off on New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Roman Conquerors Ride Again On Television
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The cars that provided the heartbeat of the NASCAR Modified division’s most storied rivalry – and put Rome, N.Y., forever on the racing map – are about to take their places in American automotive culture.
A No. 61 Pinto-bodied Modified formerly owned and driven by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans and a replica No. 38 […]

Tue, 03/3/15 – 9:05 | 2 Comments
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of […]

Sun, 03/1/15 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Crafton Blows Truck Field Away In Georgia
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Crafton finally visited Victory Circle at his “favorite racetrack” Saturday, blitzing the field in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The two-time/reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton’s Toyota Tundra overtook Daniel Suarez on Lap 59 of the scheduled 130 around AMS’ 1.54-mile quadoval. At the […]

Sun, 03/1/15 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Crafton Blows Truck Field Away In Georgia
Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta
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A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the […]

Sat, 02/28/15 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won […]

Fri, 02/27/15 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Police have found the Sprint Cup car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Georgia.
The car was found in Loganville, Ga., north of Atlanta on Saturday.
Team Xtreme Racing had withdrawn from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway because somebody had […]

Fri, 02/27/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joey Logano’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 was witnessed by 13.4-million viewers on FOX, a 44 percent increase over the 9.3-million diehards who waited-out last year’s day-long, rain-delayed telecast at Daytona International Speedway.
The network reported Thursday that a total of 23.5-million viewers watched all or […]

Thu, 02/26/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on 500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox