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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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Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond
Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond
Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race
Brian Vickers on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Vickers won the pole for the Russ Friendman 400 by turning a lap at 127.131 mph. That kept him ahead of Jeff Gordon, who will start the race from the second position.
“It was a great lap,” Vickers said. “The […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race
Kenseth Earns Nationwide Pole
Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race.
Kenseth knocked Mike Bliss off the pole at Richmond International Raceway with a lap at 124.821 mph around the .75-mile oval Friday afternoon.
Bliss held on to the outside pole with a lap at […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Kenseth Earns Nationwide Pole
Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Andrew Hines moved to the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle before rain washed out the first two rounds of qualifying at the 15th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the first rounds of professional qualifying for Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock at […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 4, 2009) – Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Southern 500 presented by at Darlington Raceway on May 9. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 12:41 | Comments Off on Week 11: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea floating around in the NHRA – it’s actually been around for years –  that seems to have the potential of […]

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David Poole Issued A Fond Farewell
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Gastonia, N.C. – A wise person once advised that it’s good to make friends with a preacher so there’ll be someone who knows you to preach your funeral. There’s an extra sadness at funerals where the reverend doesn’t know much about the deceased.
David Poole, despite his intense working pace at […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 21:28 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Tony Stewart