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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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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The 48th anniversary edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, kickoff event to the Speedweeks 2010 and season-opener for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, is set for Jan. 30-31.
The Rolex 24 is America’s most prestigious sports car event and one of only two 24-hour sports car races in the world. The […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona set
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – When it comes to the manly art of cooking, Helio Castroneves has more in common with Chef Boyardee than Chef Stephan Pyles.
“The only thing I am good at making at a restaurant is reservations,” Castroneves said Monday afternoon, two days removed from qualifying on-pole for the 93rd Indianapolis […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off on Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
They are usually dull and always predictable, but people who have the chance to somehow work their way into a pre-race Sprint Cup drivers meeting usually grin like children all the way through them.
There are probably a variety of reasons for that – the chance to see drivers and crew […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off on Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting
Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car
Open-wheel veteran Oriol Servia was named to drive the entry fielded by Rahal Letterman Racing in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, team officials announced May 13.
Servia, from Spain, finished 11th in a KV Racing entry as an Indianapolis 500 rookie in 2008. He will drive the No. 17 Dallara/Honda/Firestone with sponsorship from DAFCA, a company dedicated […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car
Pedley: There Were Few Losers In This Deal
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Rick Hendrick can drive a hard bargain. Hey, the guy owns car dealerships, like, coast to coast, so he’s been doing sell jobs for decades. But perhaps his biggest sales pitch came just a couple months ago. It was used against a reluctant mark named Mark Martin.
The pitch was long […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 13:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR announced that Michael Allen, crew chief for the No. 91 Chevrolet driven by Terry Cook in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined due to rule violations during this past Friday’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Allen was fined $2,500 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-1 (any determination by NASCAR officials […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 11:08 | Comments Off on Nationwide Crew Chief Fined
Fantasy Racing: Sprint All-Star Race
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NASCAR Sprint Showdown
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Saturday May 16, 7:00 PM ET, SPEED
Sprint All-Star Race
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Saturday May 16, 9:00 PM ET, SPEED
If you’re playing fantasy racing for the Sprint All-Star Race, you need help. I can’t blame you for watching it or getting into it because it is a great way to cheer on your favorite […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Sprint All-Star Race
Woody: Mayfield Case Doesn’t Make Sense
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I became acquainted with Jeremy Mayfield when he moved from Owensboro, Ky., to Nashville as a teenager, following the career path of his hometown hero Darrell Waltrip.
Mayfield, like Waltrip, began racing at historical old Fairgrounds Speedway while working at Sadler Racing. He swept floors, did body work, handled odd jobs around […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 8:00 | 7 Comments
Danny Lasoski had close to getting his first victory for Parsons Motorsports for all season. He finally broke through on Tuesday night, dominating the World of Outlaws return to Delaware International Speedway to pick up the $10,000 top prize.
For Lasoski, it was his first World of Outlaws win since February of 2008 and the 82nd […]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Lasoski Picks Up First Victory Of ’09