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The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

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Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dan Wheldon is a loves-challenges kind of guy. Big challenges. Tough challenges. Some would say foolish challenges. Some may say that the one that he has taken on this year may fit into all those categories.
Not Wheldon, though. He says there are only good challenges and that his current one […]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In the sponsor-driven world of NASCAR, one must be willing to adapt.
For example, Clint Bowyer basically has traded a shot glass for a box of crayons and a sauce pan this season in his role as spokesman for his newest sponsors.
Bowyer spent the first three seasons of his NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills
A pair of IndyCar Series regulars will spend this weekend waving the flags of their respective countries in the A1GP race in Portugal.
Marco Andretti will rejoin A1 Team USA for Round 6 of 8 Sunday at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, while Robert Doornbos will represent Team Netherlands.
This will be Andretti’s fifth start […]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 20:28 | Comments Off on IndyCar Stars Head to Portugal
Panther Racing announced it has reached an agreement with veteran driver Scott Sharp and the Patrón Spirits Company to enter a car in the 93rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Sharp last competed in the IndyCar Series in 2007 with Rahal-Letterman Racing, and is currently having a successful tenure in ALMS, where he is a […]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Panther, Scott Sharp Team Up For Indy
Scott Wimmer Shifts Into Survival Mode
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Fame and good fortune can be fleeting things, especially in racing. Scott Wimmer knows all about that. He’s shown flashes of brilliance behind the wheel in NASCAR’s top divisions, but he can’t seem to capitalize on them.
It’s been that way for years. In the fall of 2000, Wimmer came to […]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 8:52 | One Comment
Daytona Survivor Sheltra Is Driving Again
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some comeback stories are almost too good to be true. Patrick Sheltra’s falls in to that category.
His saga begins at Daytona International Speedway back in February, where he competed in the 200-mile ARCA race.
ARCA races at Daytona can be risky ventures as relatively inexperienced drivers take on one the fastest […]

Thu, 04/9/09 – 8:50 | One Comment
Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s gotta be some mistake. I didn’t know they raced Pony-acks at Indy.
But I’ve re-read the story – real slow, moving my lips and everything – and that’s what it says: Richard Petty is going to race at Indianapolis.
Well, sorta.
Petty is going to field a car for John Andretti to […]

Wed, 04/8/09 – 15:33 | 3 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Keller Likes Racing, Loves Winning
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – Jason Keller has made more starts than any other driver in the history of the Busch/Nationwide Series.
Big deal, he says.
“I don’t want to be known as just the guy who started the most races,” Keller says. “I want to win races and compete for championships.”
But to win he […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Keller Likes Racing, Loves Winning
Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Awarding a driver points for winning a pole makes about as much sense as awarding a football team points for field goals made by its kicker during pre-game warm-ups.
Winning a pole is not related to winning the race – no how, no way – so why on earth should it […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 10:14 | 2 Comments