Sun, 16/09/18 – 20:19 | No Comment

Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

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Dixie Whistling Along As A Piece Of Racing Americana
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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
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
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
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
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

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
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for […]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 12:00 | 3 Comments

Glendora, Calif. — Classic. California. Cool.
From the classic images of Harrison Ford in American Graffiti to James Dean to The Fonz in Happy Days, the car – the hot rod – has always been at the center of Hollywood’s projection of what it means to be Cool in California.
Off the big screen, the roots of […]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Hot Rodding Comes Home
Woody: Some Simple Fixes To Get Fans To Watch Racing Again
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I see that NASCAR on FOX TV ratings are down. They’re trying to figure out why, and how they can be improved.
Here’s some suggestions from one Frustrated Viewer:
For starters, shoot the gopher.
There may have been more annoying animations in the long history of TV-dom but I can’t recall one off-hand.
Having […]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 12:51 | 6 Comments