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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge
Several media outlets reported today that Tony George had been ousted as head of Indinapolis Motor Speedway. The reports stated that the IMS board had made the move at a meeting on Tuesday night.
However, Mari Hulman George, chairman of that board, denied the reports today and said Tony George remains CEO of IMS.
A statement released […]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Indy Speedway Board Says Tony George Still In Charge
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he […]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 13:10 | One Comment

Brooklyn, Mich.  — Often, to get a garage tour, pace car ride or wave the green flag for a NASCAR event you had to be a VIP. Now, Michigan International Speedway is making the fans the VIPs by focusing on appreciating their loyal guests.
Michigan International Speedway has officially launched a fan appreciation program.
“It’s important for […]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the Monster Mile this weekend. Kurt Busch talks about mastering the concrete oval while Martin Truex Jr. remembers his first win at the track. Plus, with the top three racers in Driver Rating at Dover International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing is the team to beat.

Wed, 05/27/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview
Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The mood was positive as NASCAR officials, team owners and drivers emerged from a “town hall meeting” Tuesday in Mooresville, N.C.
All seemed to agree that holding the meeting was a good idea and that a lot was accomplished in the two-hour confab which was closed to the media.
NASCAR chairman and […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Nationwide Debut At Dover
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – There may be a bright future for Dale Earnhardt Inc. after all, thanks to a sometimes overlooked branch of the famous family.
Last week at the unveiling of the Walk of Fame in downtown Mooresville, Teresa Earnhardt represented her late husband Dale Earnhardt Sr. and was flanked by […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Nationwide Debut At Dover
Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira
Two outspoken stars of open-wheel racing have joined forces for the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt 225 at Milwaukee this weekend.
A.J. Foyt has hired veteran driver Paul Tracy to replace injured Vitor Meira to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Indy car.  It is Tracy’s first time driving for Foyt and at this point, it is a […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Paul Tracy To Sub For Meira
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
You hate to see a nice guy like David Reutimann, who has worked as long and hard to win a Cup race as he has, apologize when he finally gets one.
But that’s the kind of NASCAR season it’s been.
Reutimann won Monday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened, watered-down Coca-Cola 600 by staying out when […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Donny Schatz finally has a victory at Canandaigua Speedway in New York.
He got it Monday when the World of Outlaws returned there for the first time since 1999.
Schatz lined up second and battled 20-time series champion Steve Kinser for each of the first nine laps of the race, before making the pass for the lead […]

Tue, 05/26/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Schatz Returns To Winning Ways