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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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Fort Worth, Texas – Terry Cook and Paul Menard paced the opening two practices Friday for the O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Cook, driver of the No. 91 MSRP Motorsports Chevrolet, led the opening session at 185.995 mph. He was followed by David Ragan (184.426 mph) and Tony Stewart (183.492 mph). […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Menard and Cook Fast At Texas
Bill Elliott’s Son Fast Tracking At Age 13
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 The voice on the phone was strong and clear, confident yet pleasant and conversational. It was hard to imagine it coming from a 13-year-old seventh grader.
 “Hi, this is Chase Elliott,” he said. “I hear you want to interview me.”
 Elliott, the son of Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, has gotten lots […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:35 | 4 Comments
Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay, sounding a tad bushed by a hectic couple of days that involved nothing less than his fate as an open-wheel driver, perked up a bit when something was pointed out to him about his new team.
America’s IndyCar team? Yes, he said, he liked that. He had not really […]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good
Ownership Tempering Stewart – So Far
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The fireworks that some folks expected from Tony Stewart this season have fizzled like a wet sparkler. Six races into his first Sprint Cup season as both driver and car owner, Stewart is sailing along free of controversy, even without a strong boss to ride herd on him.
Granted there haven’t […]

Wed, 04/1/09 – 13:30 | Comments Off on Ownership Tempering Stewart – So Far
Dixon Has New Team At Home To Deal With
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As a two-time IndyCar Series champion and the most recent Indianapolis 500 winner, Scott Dixon appears to be a man with few worlds to conquer.
So, how about fatherhood…and the joy of changing diapers? That life-altering experience awaits Scott and Emma Dixon, who are expecting their first child in late July. 
“Both […]

Wed, 04/1/09 – 13:25 | One Comment
Wood Brothers Seeking Success with Hyder
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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If race fans think it’s good for the Wood Brothers Racing team to still be a viable entity after 59 years in the sport, one of the first people to thank is the Woods’ current crew chief, David Hyder.
 Hyder, who drove his own short track cars before injuries at Myrtle […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:38 | 3 Comments
IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
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Vision Racing of the IndyCar series announced Tuesday that it has hired Ryan Hunter-Reay to drive for it in the 2009 season.
Hunter-Reay, 28, joins fellow American, Ed Carpenter, on the team’s driver roster.
Hunter-Reay, who won on the road course at Watkins Glen International last season and claimed IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year honors in […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
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Sammy Johns is a veteran crew chief who is working this year with a driver who is not all that young, but is newish to NASCAR, A.J. Allmendinger. This week, Johnson answered some questions about himself, Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger, Dodge and racing.
Question: Any relief in moving from the half-mile tracks of Bristol and Martinsville […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Texas Motor Speedway, one of the sport’s fastest tracks. Hear from David Ragan and Joey Logano, who are attempting to run both races this weekend.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
She inherited her dad’s corn-silk hair, her mom’s vivaciousness, her folks’ Tennessee twang and her grandparents’ wry sense of humor.
If she also inherited her family’s racing genes, look out – Sutherlin Marlin just could become NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:27 | One Comment