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In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks are far from cool – […]

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Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a […]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today he has cancelled his team’s full-time championship effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and will pursue only a limited schedule with Mike Bliss behind the wheel for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Key cites lack of sponsorship and his desire to focus on the […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500

With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Sun, 04/19/09 – 22:44 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:58 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Persistent sprinkles interrupted the show almost from the 11 a.m. start,  pushing the finals to well past 8 p.m. But […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:57 | One Comment
Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole

#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 12:03 | One Comment