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Hall of Fame nominee Neil Bonnett and Jeff Hood, the author the piece below, in 1981.

By Jeff Hood | Senior

“Everything’s better, with Neil Bonnett on it…”

Nearly four decades later, that goofy jingle still resonates in my mind.

It was a blistering hot and humid Labor Day Monday in 1981 in Darlington, S.C. Stock car racing’s […]

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NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Preview

As the Race to the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, hear from David Reutimann, who is 40 points out of a Chase place, on the challenging Magic Mile. Find out how Kyle Busch plans to change last year’s luck, and Driver Rating says Tony Stewart is one to watch this weekend.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 23:36 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Preview
Woody: The King And The King Of Beer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In 1958 Richard Petty ran his first race, after making his mom a solemn promise:
He would never be associated with alcohol in any way.
Over the decades, as he piled up 200 wins and became the most famous and favored personality the sport has ever known, he kept that promise.
He refused […]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 12:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: Another Helping Of The Vanilla, Please
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In terms of driver images, in recent weeks we’ve seen the worst and the best.
The worst: Kyle Busch dashing to bits his classic trophy guitar after a victory at Nashville Superspeedway.
The best: Jimmie Johnson seeking out Kurt Bush after last Sunday’s race at Sonoma to offer an apologic handshake for […]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Tracy Picks Up Toronto Sponsor
Canadian Paul Tracy’s KV Racing Technology car will be sponsored by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, and will support Wounded, at the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12 on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of […]

Tue, 06/23/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Tracy Picks Up Toronto Sponsor
Dario wins at Iowa Speedway

Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Tue, 06/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Dario wins at Iowa Speedway
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:33 | One Comment
Split In Formula One Looming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
It’s too early to tell if the political stalemate in Formula One between the FIA and its manufacturers will result in new opportunities for U.S. racing participants. Sanctioning bodies like NASCAR or IndyCar, American promoters, teams and drivers could be affected by either a split or a compromise.
The F1 crisis […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 20:20 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
Danny Lasoski battled Joey Saldana and came out on top at Nodak Speedway to earn his second victory of the season.
For Lasoski, the victory in Minot, N.D. was worth $10,000 and it was the 83rd A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career and his first triumph at Nodak in just his second start at […]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Lasoski Scores Win, Points With Boss