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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Newman On Pole For 600
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The good times continue to roll for Stewart Haas Racing. Four days after team co-owner Tony Stewart gave the team its first win, in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, teammate Ryan Newman returned to the track and won the pole for the 50th running […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Newman On Pole For 600
Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Mooresville, N.C. – Don Miller has gone from working with some of the sport’s fastest cars and most talented current drivers to working with cars and drivers that likely will never race again.
And he absolutely loves it.
As president of Penske Racing South, Miller was the overseer for the preparation of […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers
Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Carl Long is a little guy with a big problem. He’s facing one of the most severe penalties in NASCAR history – 200 points, 12 weeks suspension and a $200,000 fine for his crew chief, Charles Swing. The part-time team was hit after the engine in their […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
Dixie Whistling Along As A Piece Of Racing Americana
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Saturday night dirt tracks are as much a part of Americana as country churches, state parks and mom-and-pop stores.
For the past 40 years, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., has been entertaining fans with good old-fashioned rock-em, sock-em dirt track racing. The track will celebrate its anniversary on Memorial Day weekend.
First […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:17 | One Comment
Fitzpatrick, KHI Reach New Deal
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Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today that J.R. Fitzpatrick will compete for the team in selected events in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series throughout the remainder of the 2009 season.
 The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada native will pilot a KHI entry in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, beginning […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Fitzpatrick, KHI Reach New Deal
Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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After weeks of accusations, denials, rumors, official statements and more denials, all we know for sure – for absolute, positive certainty – about the NASCAR/Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing donnybrook is this:
Somebody’s fibbing.
Mayfield, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after testing positive for a “banned substance” said he has not been […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
Fantasy Racing: Coca-Cola 600
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Coca-Cola 600
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 24, 5 PM EDT, FOX
Race Facts: Kasey Kahne won last year’s race after Tony Stewart had to pit for a flat tire with just three laps to go… Jimmie Johnson’s win from the 37thstarting spot in 2003 is the furthest back a winner has come from… Johnson’s win in 2003 […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Coca-Cola 600
Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There […]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 146 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR Officials […]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:18 | Comments Off on NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
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Brooklyn, Mich. –  For race fans interested in a unparalleled experience, the Champions Club at Michigan International Speedway is the premier choice for food, fun and entertainment.
Perched high atop the speedway’s main grandstand right at the start-finish line, the Champions Club is an exclusive suite for 870 guests that includes reserved, outdoor stadium seating. Champions […]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:05 | Comments Off on New Services Added to Improved Champions Club at MIS