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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete
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Like most young guys, 20-year-old Graham Rahal is wild about the Gulf Coast of Florida. But not for the sun nor surf nor sand. Rather, it’s the wonderful racing that they have over there on that coast which endears him to the area.
On Saturday, Rahal won the pole for Sunday’s […]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 15:17 | One Comment
Edwards Fires Back: Everything is Fine
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards briefly bared his fangs Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he is poised to rewrite the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record book a second time.
Edwards became the first Cup driver to sweep both races on the 1.5-mile quadoval last year, part of his series-leading […]

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Andretti Will Connect with Danica This Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reluctantly, Michael Andretti has added another job title to his IndyCar Series to-do list.
The co-owner of Andretti Green Racing and promoter of two Indy Racing League events, Andretti will serve as the radio “conscience” of Danica Patrick in 2009, calling race-day strategy for arguably the series’ most recognizable star.
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Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
NHRA Qualifying Delayed
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A combination of rain, wind, and a timing malfunction limited the opening day of the 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas with just Funny Car and Pro Stock getting a single qualifying run in. Bob Bode and Greg Anderson are the provisional leaders.


Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off on NHRA Qualifying Delayed
GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – President Barack Obama lowered the broom earlier this week on General Motors chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner,  forcing him out of his high-profile role in a “restructuring” that has not fully caught up with NASCAR.
Perhaps it never will. The effect the government’s intervention into the private sector might […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 18:45 | Comments Off on GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
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Things are shaping up nicely for NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and his team this weekend.
Not only does he arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas riding the momentum of two straight final-round appearances, he arrives as the defending class winner at Vegas.
Yes, McClenathan likes the sound of that.
“The […]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
Bruton Smith Humbled By Call From Texas Hall
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Marcus Smith says the people who know his father best swear that motorsports mogul O. Bruton Smith is “a teddy bear” of a man.
“He is really the picture of the American dream,” Marcus Smith said his dad, who as chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:18 | One Comment
Busch Breezes To Nationwide Pole In Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch will bid for an unprecedented third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday from the best seat in the house, and with a double shot at history.
On a day when high wind warnings and occasional gusts from 50 to 60 mph […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:15 | One Comment