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Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi sprayed some grape after winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Long Beach. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Alexander Rossi joined a short list of open-wheel royalty when he won Sunday’s 45th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, delivering Michael Andretti his landmark 200th […]

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For Alan Johnson, The Challenge Is Being Met
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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