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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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It’s McDowell’s Nationwide Career That Is Rolling Now
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It was a scene that would make even the most cynical person feel good about the sport of NASCAR racing. Michael McDowell, who lost his Sprint Cup ride last year and is running a partial Nationwide Series schedule this year, had just rolled to a stop after putting his No. […]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 15:22 | One Comment
Bodine Trucks Team Adds Sponsorship
Todd Bodine’s 2009 Camping World Truck Series campaign picked up some desperately needed help Wednesday when communications software company Ventrilo announced that it will be the primary sponsor of the No. 30 Germain Racing Toyota at Kansas Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Gateway International Raceway.
“As a racing enthusiast, I am thrilled about our partnership with […]

Wed, 04/15/09 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Bodine Trucks Team Adds Sponsorship
Manzanita’s Run Comes To A Sad End

By Mark Armijo
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It ended Sunday with one final checkered flag at historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, a lasting reminder that a slice of dirt track heaven had indeed come to an end.
Manzanita Speedway, widely regarded as one of the top dirt tracks in the country and also one of the fastest half-mile ovals […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 20:27 | 2 Comments

Jeff Burton salutes fans for support during tough economic times

Tue, 04/14/09 – 20:26 | Comments Off on NASCAR Videos
David Stremme is Penske Racing’s new man in the driver’s seat this year. He has taken over for Ryan Newman in the No. 12 car and has shown flashes of success. This week, he took some questions from the media about his gig. In his own words, it went like this:
Question: After your 14th place […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 20:15 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: David Stremme
Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
A new generation will soon be taking over the top spot at International Speedway Corp.
Beginning June 1, Jim France will step down as CEO of the company which builds and operates major race  tracks in the country’s top markets, and Lesa France Kennedy will take over in that role.
So, while ISC will stay a France-family […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
Woody:  Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
You know what they say when the end of a painful journey mercifully arrives: “Well, now he’s in a better place.”
That was definitely the case in the twilight days of Darrell Waltrip’s driving career. Since his racing retirement almost nine years ago, DW has been in a much better place: […]

Mon, 04/13/09 – 19:45 | 6 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories