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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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Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
Have you heard the big news out of Hendrick Motorsports regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
Me neither.
Nothing’s happened.
The silence is deafening.
Here it is mid-week, with Dover looming, and so far boss Rick Hendrick has announced no changes, no shakeups, no tweaking on Junior’s team.
That’s incredible no-news. The sport’s biggest star is quickly […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:56 | 2 Comments
Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The team of Junior and Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. – has been broken up at Hendrick Motorsports.
Beginning with this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Dover, Earnhardt will have a new crew chief.
Earnhardt and Eury came over to Hendrick Motorsports from Dale Earnhardt Inc. together 48 […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix International Raceway is offering a $25 reserved seat to fans for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on November 15 – an unprecedented value to watch the semifinal race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. In both 2007 and 2008, three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on PIR Offers Unique Value
For Alan Johnson, The Challenge Is Being Met
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The victories were stacking up like Canadian cord wood for Alan Johnson. Top Fuel championships, too. The man who drives the cars he built, Tony Schumacher, would be  honored with the ultra-prestigeous Driver of the Year Award for 2008.
Presumably, the bank account was faring well, too.
What more could the life-long […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 7:05 | Comments Off on For Alan Johnson, The Challenge Is Being Met
NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); […]

Wed, 05/27/09 – 14:07 | Comments Off on NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
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