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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 WriterRacinToday.com

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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Spring Break
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For Nationwide Series competitors, March has been similar to spring break. This weekend will be the third open week for the series this year, and all three have come during March. 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Bristol have been the two tracks that have hosted races this month. So competitors better enjoy this weekend; it will […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Spring Break
Earnhardt Family Reunion
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Kerry and Jeffrey Earnhardt have joined Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Kerry will debut with the organization April 4 at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 31 Chevrolet. His son Jeffrey, 19, is scheduled to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Dover International Speedway May 30.
Kerry, son of the legendary seven-time […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:35 | One Comment
Beckman Goes Backwards
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“Fast” Jack Beckman, driver of the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, will change pace on one of his off weekends and drive Lee Jennings’ Nostalgia “American Revolution” Camaro at the 28th Annual Funny Car Fever at Sacramento Raceway Park on […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Beckman Goes Backwards
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   Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws sprint-car series champion, retained the lead in the standings after a fourth-place finish on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway.
   Schatz, driving for Tony Stewart’s team, has a 32-point advantage over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser. Third is Jason Meyers, while three-time series champ Sammy Swindell […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 20:57 | Comments Off on Schatz Heads to Phoenix On Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It took a long look at the box score from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol before a Roush Fenway Racing driver’s named popped into view. No, Bristol was not a Roush kind of place last weekend.
Driver David Ragan, who finished 27th for Roush, succinctly summed things up for the […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Roush Fades at Bristol
Two for the Show
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Predicting the outcome of the Nationwide series points battle is fairly easy to figure these days. You find out which Sprint Cup regulars are going to race full time in the Nationwide and that’s where you find your favorites.
This year’s favorites heading into the season were Carl Edwards and Kyle […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Two for the Show
New Audi, Same Story at Sebring
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The 2009 Audi looked different from the 2008 edition, but it didn’t perform any differently. It wound up in victory lane on race day.
Audi, the dominant car in the American Le Mans Series the last several seasons, started off the season by winning the 12-hour race at Sebring last Saturday.
This year’s Audi […]

Sun, 03/22/09 – 17:21 | One Comment
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An engine built by Earnhardt-Childress Racing got is first victory in a series other than NASCAR on March 8 when it won in the GT1 field of the 31st annual Tom Nehl National hosted by the Sports Car Club of America’s Buccaneer Region at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga.
Terry Giles drove the victorious ECR-powered […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 11:31 | Comments Off on ECR Engine Gets Victory
Bronzed Moments
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INDIANAPOLIS  – Fans can’t enter the locker room of a professional sports team, but they can get up close to teams and drivers at this year’s Indianapolis 500 if they opt into Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Bronze Badge program.
Bronze Badge credentials for the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which provide fans age 18 and older with rare, behind-the-scenes […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Bronzed Moments
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Pablo Donoso, who claimed a win in his rookie season in Firestone Indy Lights in 2008, has signed with Brian Stewart Racing for the 2009 season. Donoso, who won the second race at Infineon Raceway and earned his first pole position at Milwaukee, will drive the No. 33 car for veteran team owner Brian Stewart.
“Pablo […]

Thu, 03/19/09 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Stewart hires Donoso