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Joey Logano continued his successful run in qualifying at Martinsville.(RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By Deb Williams | Senior

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano, driving a Ford, posted a lap of 97.830 mph Saturday at Martinsville Speedway to earn the pole for Sunday’s STP 500, his fifth No. 1 starting position in the last seven […]

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Minter: Racing No Longer Family-Sized?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Wednesday  observations:
* In the past three weeks, racing duties have carried me to two Georgia dirt tracks, Dixie Speedway and West Georgia Speedway, and to Daytona International Speedway.
At Dixie Speedway, I had barely gotten inside the gate when track owner Mickey Swims pulled up in an old water truck and […]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 6:52 | 6 Comments
Minter: Sprint Cup Racing Is Speeding Toward Trouble
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Among the many empty seats in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway last week was the one usually occupied by David Poole.
Poole wasn’t there because he died on April 28, just two days after covering the race at Talladega Superspeedway in which Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards wrecked […]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 12:11 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Historic Watkins Glen International proved the perfect backdrop Sunday for the belated breakthrough IndyCar Series victory of team-owner Dale Coyne, a farm boy with a passion for racing.
Coyne, whose involvement as a major-league open-wheel driver/owner dates to 1984, saw a 25-year/558-race winless streak snapped with Justin Wilson’s victory in the […]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 12:07 | 2 Comments
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor 
Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive […]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
NASCAR Newscast: 400 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway, where Marcos Ambrose says he has a shot at a top-10 finish. On the outside of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Clint Bowyer plans to use Saturday night’s race to make up ground. Plus, the top five in Driver Rating predicts Matt Kenseth could […]

Tue, 07/7/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: 400 Preview
Texas Motor Speedway Has Straightened Out Its Act
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Separated in age by 30 years and wheeling vehicles at opposite ends of the bling scale, Nathan Hale and Don Blackburn spent Friday night racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
“Drag racing at Texas Motor Speedway. What do you think about that?” said Kenton Nelson, TMS’ assistant general […]

Mon, 07/6/09 – 10:56 | One Comment
Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* I don’t know whom that was that crawled out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Chevrolet following Saturday night’s Coke Zero, but somebody needed to ask him for an ID and then what he has done with Tony Stewart.
Because the Tony Stewart […]

Mon, 07/6/09 – 10:50 | 2 Comments
Watkins Glen Highlights

Highlights from the IndyCar Series Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

Mon, 07/6/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Watkins Glen Highlights
Wilson Wins At The Glen In His Coyne-Operated Indy Car
Justin Wilson gave team-owner Dale Coyne his first-ever victory in open-wheel racing when he won Sunday’s Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen IndyCar race.
Wilson got the victory by pulling away from the series’ big boys on a restart with six laps to go.
His victory at the 3.37-mile Watkins Glen International road course, was by […]

Sun, 07/5/09 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Wilson Wins At The Glen In His Coyne-Operated Indy Car
Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Restrictor plate racing at its hotly contested best – or worst – broke out again at the checkered flag at Daytona. By time the race ground to a halt, Kyle Busch’s car looked like it had been to the junkyard crusher after losing a duel […]

Sun, 07/5/09 – 11:07 | One Comment