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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It was an unscripted moment that spoke volumes about the respectful rivalry simmering between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Deadlocked in points heading into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kenseth was asked Friday morning if he knew “what […]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 15:49 | Comments Off on Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
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As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed […]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 10:04 | One Comment
Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton’s march toward his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship continued during a pair of practice sessions Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350.
Competing in his 13th season in the Truck Series, Crafton has forged a comfortable […]

Thu, 10/31/13 – 20:54 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His breakthrough NASCAR victory was validated by a cell phone call from mom, a tweet from veteran driver Mark Martin and kudos from team-owner Joe Gibbs. And then there was the moment that Darrell Wallace Jr. only could imagine, and a message 50 years in the making for big-time stock […]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
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Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will […]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 9:05 | Comments Off on October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Anne Fornoro Wins 2013 Chapman Award
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Anne Fornoro, who has worked with racing legend A.J. Foyt for almost three decades, has been announced as winner of the 2013 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It is named in memory of Chapman, […]

Tue, 10/29/13 – 6:54 | One Comment
Matt Smith Rides Off With NHRA Bike Trophy
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Matt Smith joined his father as a 2013 NHRA world champion Sunday, when he won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Smith claimed his second PSM world championship on a day that saw John Force earn his record 16th Funny Car title […]

Mon, 10/28/13 – 6:35 | Comments Off on Matt Smith Rides Off With NHRA Bike Trophy
Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship has redefined the term “unprecedented” as it relates to drag racing drivers, and reinforced the undeniable fact that the manic character known as “Brut” truly is one astute businessman.
Force outran daughter Courtney in Sunday’s final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals […]

Mon, 10/28/13 – 6:15 | 10 Comments
Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 […]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 16:34 | One Comment
Harvick Apologizes For Nasty Words About Dillons
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick apologized on Sunday for comments he made after Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series Race at Martinsville Speedway. His reason, he said, for taking a major shot at team owner Richard Childress and his racing grandsons: heat of the moment.
“I think there was just a lot of emotion involved,” […]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 13:37 | One Comment