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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to run its longest race of the season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch talk about what a victory would mean to win the 50th running of America’s most popular Memorial Day Weekend race. But NASCAR’s Driver Rating says they’ll have to get by the winners of five […]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:45 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview

Coca-Cola will ignite the summer BBQ season this Friday by firing up the nation’s longest grill at the site of NASCAR’s longest race, the    Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Requiring more than 7,000 pounds of Kingsford® Charcoal, the monster-sized ring of fire will measure an astonishing 1,320 feet – spanning more than four football fields […]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off on “Quarter-Mile Cookout” At Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Mike Mittler Keeps Cranking Out NASCAR’s Future Stars
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – When it comes to passion and picking talented drivers from the hordes of hopefuls out there, there are few people in NASCAR that can match Mike Mittler.
Mittler is the owner of a machine and tool company in Foristell, Mo., and a part-time Camping World Truck Series owner/crew […]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 8:49 | One Comment
Minter: American Racing Loses Another Pioneer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The life and times of the flashy Frank Mundy came to a sad end last week at an Atlanta nursing home. Mundy died at age 90 from complications from a fall.
Reporters who found their way to Mundy’s home in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood, always got a great interview from a […]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Up to Speed: Indy 500 Drivers in NYC

Follow the starting grid of the 93rd Indianapolis 500 to New York.

Mon, 05/18/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Up to Speed: Indy 500 Drivers in NYC
Woody: Mr. Hyde Has Gone Into Hiding
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By Larry Woody | Senor Writer
I used to consider Tony Stewart NASCAR’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
You never knew which would show up. Over the years I experienced both ends of Tony’s split personality.
One summer night following a victory at Bristol, Tony and I went nose-to-nose in the press box after he took offense over […]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 14:15 | One Comment
Conquest Puts Tagliani In 500 Field
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Alex Tagliani is in and Bruno Junqueira is out at Indianapolis.
That is the word from Conquest Racing Monday as it announced that it has made a driver change for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
On Sunday, Junqueira had qualified his Conquest car into the field on Bump Day. Tagliani, however, was bumped by […]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Conquest Puts Tagliani In 500 Field
Stewart Showing Leadership Qualities In Abundance
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – From listening to Tony Stewart talk about winning Saturday’s Sprint Cup All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, it’s clear that he’s operating according to a philosophy that will continue to serve him well as a driver/owner.
The recurring theme of Stewart’s comments was: “It’s not all about me.”
Stewart […]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:36 | One Comment
De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Tooele, Utah – At 3,500 feet, the long front straight at Miller Motorsports Park is fitting for Utah’s wide open spaces. Its length and breadth was crucial to the outcome of the ALMS race won by the Acura ARX-02a team of de Ferran Motorsports.
After gaining a gap at the start […]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off on De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
Schumacher Back To Top In Bristol
Tony Schumacher won his second-straight NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals title on Sunday, defeating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final at Bristol Dragway. Joining “the Sarge” in the winner’s circle were Funny Car’s Del Worsham, who won his second straight, and Pro Stock’s Mike Edwards, who won his second of ’09.
One race after giving up […]

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