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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
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A new generation will soon be taking over the top spot at International Speedway Corp.
Beginning June 1, Jim France will step down as CEO of the company which builds and operates major race  tracks in the country’s top markets, and Lesa France Kennedy will take over in that role.
So, while ISC will stay a France-family […]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
Woody:  Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing
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You know what they say when the end of a painful journey mercifully arrives: “Well, now he’s in a better place.”
That was definitely the case in the twilight days of Darrell Waltrip’s driving career. Since his racing retirement almost nine years ago, DW has been in a much better place: […]

Mon, 04/13/09 – 19:45 | 6 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
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Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
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For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
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GLADEVILLE, Tn. – Here’s the setup:
Joey Logano, cool beyond his years (18) peeked in his rear-view mirror during the waning laps of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 and saw temperamental teammate Kyle Busch – the driver who’s most loath to lose – straining to catch up.
Jittery? Not Joey.
“I wasn’t nervous,” said Logano […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
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It had been a couple of years since Joey Saldana had raced in Texas prior to this weekend, but he quickly remembered how much he enjoys racing in the state after winning on Friday night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore and he backed that up […]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Outlaw Saldana Stays Hot In Houston
Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE  – As Sprint Cup interlopers continue to raid NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series, scooping up prize money and sponsorships, the question arises:
Can the series survive?
“I don’t see the doom and gloom at this juncture, but our antenna is up,” says team owner Gary Baker. “Right now we’re seeing full fields […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:26 | 5 Comments
Nemechek Takes A Costly Tumble
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GLADEVILLE, Tn. – As a driver/owner with limited sponsorship in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, Joe Nemechek has to watch every dollar that’s spent.
On Lap 216 of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 at Nashville Superspeedway, he saw about 60,000 of them go up in a big cloud of dust and smoke. […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:22 | 8 Comments
Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano pulled away from the field on a restart with five laps to go and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Logano.
Behind Logano, to give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2 finish, was Kyle Busch.
Both Gibbs drivers led large portions […]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race