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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team […]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
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By Nick Bromberg Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
CWTS Race Postponed
Rain and a severe thunderstorm warning postponed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway to Saturday at 6 p.m.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off on CWTS Race Postponed
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for Friday Night’s Camping World Truck Race at Dover.
Qualifying  second was  Colin Braun. Brian Scott will start third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Chad McCumbee fills out the top five.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:18 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | 4 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Dover
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Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday May 31, 12:30 ET, FOX
Race Facts: With his win in this race last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to conquer the Monster Mile… Now-suspended Jeremy Mayfield holds the qualifying record… The 1971 race at Dover ran caution free. I’d put 1 gazillion to one odds on that happening […]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Dover