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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)

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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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Truck Qualifying Washed Out
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C., – Kyle Busch got another “1” by his name in the record book on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. When qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, was rained out after 21 of 39 entrants had run against the clock, he […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Truck Qualifying Washed Out
It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brandon Bernstein felt odd as he left Gateway International Raceway two weeks ago. Empty, kind of. And not just because he left the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals there without a Wally.
Bernstein felt the kind of oddness which comes with the breakup of a 30-year-old partnership.
It was announced in March that […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:29 | Comments Off on It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  The first lap of Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday morning at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was special for Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“When I went around the track for the first time since I’ve been to Victory Lane here… it was like, man, […]

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Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Hendrick Motorsports and its affiliated teams continue to build strength as the Sprint Cup season rolls along. Saturday’s win at Darlington by Mark Martin was the fifth in the past six races for a Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated team.
Six of the first seven finishers in the Southern 500 were Hendrick related […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Driving with a sense of relief, Oriol Servia turned his first laps of the month around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday as the second week of practice cranked up for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Servia, named to drive the No. 17 Rahal Letterman DAFCA Special Dallara/Honda on Wednesday, was fastest among […]

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Ingram: Drug Tests Put NASCAR In Tough Spot
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or smelling salts taped to the dash.
One might say its a brave new world, because drug testing has […]

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Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway will host the second edition of MIS Live!, a series of Web-based teleconferences with race fans and speedway campers, Wednesday, May 20, on Ustream.com.
The first of four teleconferences focused on “veteran” campers. The upcoming session, beginning at 7 p.m., will feature first-time campers and last about an hour. Sessions […]

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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
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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
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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 […]

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