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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Busch Back in Winning Form
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor 
Kyle Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and then eased away to victory.
The victory was the fifth of the year for Busch and allowed him to stretch his points lead over Carl Edwards, […]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Busch Back in Winning Form
Coughlin Up To The Challenge
Jeg Coughlin drove his Chevy Cobalt to the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge victory Saturday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In other racing, Larry Dixon, Neff, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective categories into tomorrow’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment […]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Coughlin Up To The Challenge
Logano Leads N.H. Qualifying
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by posting the fastest lap in qualifying on Saturday morning.
Logano’s qualifying speed was 128.902 mph.
Second fastest was Carl Edwards while Clint Bowyer was third.
Points-leader Kyle Busch will start the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax, ninth.
Edwards […]

Sat, 06/27/09 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Logano Leads N.H. Qualifying
Osborn, MO – Officially Joey Saldana only led three times for three single laps on Friday night in the Missouri High-Banked Nationals at U.S. 36 Raceway, but he traded the top spot with Johnny Herrera countless times over the course of the 40-lap event, sometimes multiple times on the same lap, as the pair battled […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 23:00 | Comments Off on Saldana Shows ‘Em in Missouri
Franchitti Rolls To Pole
Dario Franchitti on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Franchitti edged his Target Chip Ganassi teammate, Scott Dixon, to get the pole.
The second row in the starting field will be all Team Penske. Helio Castroneves qualified third fastest and Ryan Briscoe was fourth.
Graham Rahal will start fifth.
The pole […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Franchitti Rolls To Pole
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts
NASCAR announced Friday the addition of double-file restarts – “Shootout Style” – throughout each race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Beginning next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the first- and second-place cars will line up side-by-side as the green flag is displayed for each restart.
Double-file restarts were introduced at the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts
Rain Puts Stewart On Pole
Rain has forced cancelation of Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hence the field for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 will be set by car-owner points.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole. Next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch will […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Stewart On Pole
Bowyer Set For Big Return After Having To Drop Back, Punt
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In recent years, Richard Childress Racing could be counted on to put most or all of its drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last year, all three RCR drivers made the cut and grabbed the fourth, fifth and sixth positions with Kevin Harvick leading the way. The year […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Bowyer Set For Big Return After Having To Drop Back, Punt
Woody: I Love The King And Bud
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Some of my recent rants have drawn responses from readers who may have misunderstood my positions on certain matters:
On Richard Petty & Budweiser: I don’t care if Richard serves Victory Lane brewskies from his cowboy hat – I’ll always be a Petty fan.
I’m pro-Petty and I’m certainly not anti-Bud. Some […]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:40 | One Comment