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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
“It’s a special day any day you can win,” he said, “but to […]

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Beckman Goes Backwards
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“Fast” Jack Beckman, driver of the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, will change pace on one of his off weekends and drive Lee Jennings’ Nostalgia “American Revolution” Camaro at the 28th Annual Funny Car Fever at Sacramento Raceway Park on […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Beckman Goes Backwards
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   Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws sprint-car series champion, retained the lead in the standings after a fourth-place finish on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway.
   Schatz, driving for Tony Stewart’s team, has a 32-point advantage over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser. Third is Jason Meyers, while three-time series champ Sammy Swindell […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 20:57 | Comments Off on Schatz Heads to Phoenix On Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It took a long look at the box score from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol before a Roush Fenway Racing driver’s named popped into view. No, Bristol was not a Roush kind of place last weekend.
Driver David Ragan, who finished 27th for Roush, succinctly summed things up for the […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Roush Fades at Bristol
Two for the Show
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Predicting the outcome of the Nationwide series points battle is fairly easy to figure these days. You find out which Sprint Cup regulars are going to race full time in the Nationwide and that’s where you find your favorites.
This year’s favorites heading into the season were Carl Edwards and Kyle […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Two for the Show
New Audi, Same Story at Sebring
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The 2009 Audi looked different from the 2008 edition, but it didn’t perform any differently. It wound up in victory lane on race day.
Audi, the dominant car in the American Le Mans Series the last several seasons, started off the season by winning the 12-hour race at Sebring last Saturday.
This year’s Audi […]

Sun, 03/22/09 – 17:21 | One Comment
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An engine built by Earnhardt-Childress Racing got is first victory in a series other than NASCAR on March 8 when it won in the GT1 field of the 31st annual Tom Nehl National hosted by the Sports Car Club of America’s Buccaneer Region at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga.
Terry Giles drove the victorious ECR-powered […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 11:31 | Comments Off on ECR Engine Gets Victory
Bronzed Moments
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INDIANAPOLIS  – Fans can’t enter the locker room of a professional sports team, but they can get up close to teams and drivers at this year’s Indianapolis 500 if they opt into Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Bronze Badge program.
Bronze Badge credentials for the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which provide fans age 18 and older with rare, behind-the-scenes […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Bronzed Moments
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Pablo Donoso, who claimed a win in his rookie season in Firestone Indy Lights in 2008, has signed with Brian Stewart Racing for the 2009 season. Donoso, who won the second race at Infineon Raceway and earned his first pole position at Milwaukee, will drive the No. 33 car for veteran team owner Brian Stewart.
“Pablo […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Stewart hires Donoso
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IndyCar Weekly, a radio show hosted by Mike King, lead announcer for the IMS Radio Network, will air live on indycar.com beginning March 30.
The show will be broadcast every Monday through mid-October from 7-8 p.m. (ET). Many weeks IndyCar Weekly will follow the Firestone Indy Lights race show and IndyCar Series race replay that will […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Sounds of Indy
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Mark McArdle is vice president for competition at Richard Petty Motorsports. He recently answered some questions about Dodges and RPM:

Question: Has your timetable changed at all in getting the new Dodge R6 engine introduced to your team?
McArdle: No, we really haven’t altered our timetable. The program was always calling for us to go through the […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 9:53 | Comments Off on A few words with: Mark McArdle