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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – In the colorful history of pre-event promotions at Texas Motor Speedway, only Robosaurus has cast a larger shadow over O. Bruton Smith’s palace of speed than Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq, the gentle giant who plays center for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, made his first visit to an American racetrack last […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Bodine Warns That More Trucks May Be Parked – Including His
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas _ Johnny Benson’s sponsor-induced exit from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series earlier this week may not be the last by a champion.
Todd Bodine’s post-race celebration of his historic fifth series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night was tempered by the reality that Germain Racing may have […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:02 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Michigan
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Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 14th, 2:00 PM ET, TNT
Race Facts: Fuel mileage has a tendency to come into play at Michigan, like it did last year as Dale Earnhardt Jr. won… Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson has not won in 14 Michigan starts… David Pearson has nine wins at Michigan, and among active […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended
NASCAR announced today that Bryan Berry, crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended due to a rule violation that occurred during this past Saturday’s event at Nashville Superspeedway.
The car is driven by Brendan Gaughan and owned by Rusty Wallace Racing.
Berry was suspended for violating Section 12-1 […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended

West Allis, Wis. – This summer in Milwaukee just got hotter!  Bradley Center and The Milwaukee Mile announced a special ticket package for a “Body Slam” of a deal. Just $45 will allow sports fans to experience two great traditions over Father’s Day weekend.
Participants will receive one 100-level ticket to watch the fender-rubbing on-track action […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off on WWE, Bradley Center and The Milwaukee Mile Team Up
NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
Scott Kalitta, one of NHRA’s greatest drivers and champions, will be remembered during two special ceremonies this weekend at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Kalitta died one year ago at this event as a result of injuries he suffered after a high-speed racing accident.
The two-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:01 | Comments Off on NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
Leffler Hoping to Run Over Cup Guys
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Jason Leffler’s fifth-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, on top of his remarkable consistency so far this season, has created the possibility of a Nationwide Series points championship battle involving a driver who’s not also a full-time Sprint Cup competitor.
Leffler currently sits third, 188 points behind leader Kyle Busch […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Nashville Not Into Punk Rock; NASCAR Shouldn’t Be Either
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – There’s a catch-all clause in the NASCAR rule book that says drivers are held accountable “for actions detrimental to the sport of stock car racing.”
If what Kyle Busch did in Nashville last Saturday night wasn’t detrimental to the sport then nothing is.
Busch bashed to bits Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark […]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 13:30 | 15 Comments
McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
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By Bill Fleischman
Senior Correspondent
Dover, Del. – With no major league sports teams, Delaware doesn’t create much national news other than NASCAR racing at Dover International Speedway.
Stop the presses! The First State’s sports landscape is about to change dramatically.
The state legislature has passed a sports-betting bill, making Delaware the only state in the East where wagering […]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 13:25 | Comments Off on McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
Roush Out To Pick Up Truck Victory No. 50
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When it comes to Camping World Truck Series wins as an owner, Jack Roush has blown by his chief competitors, many of whom no longer field entries in NASCAR’s No. 3 circuit.
He has 49 wins with 10 different drivers. Greg Biffle has the most, with 16. Mark Martin got the […]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Roush Out To Pick Up Truck Victory No. 50