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Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

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Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Teen-age racer Dylan Fetcho hopes Scott Borchetta can do for his racing career what he’s done for Taylor Swift’s singing career.
Borchetta, founder and owner of Big Machine Records, discovered Swift several years ago when she was 14, and helped turn her into one of country music’s […]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 13:11 | Comments Off on Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
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By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – […]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 12:31 | One Comment
Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl
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Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell to score his first preliminary victory during Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night, highlighting Day 2 of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The second first-time winner on the quarter-mile clay surface at Tulsa Expo Center in as many nights, […]

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Beason Pays Tribute To Former Teammate At Chili Bowl
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Almost two years to the day, Oklahoman Jonathan Beason paid tribute to friend and former teammate Donnie Ray Crawford by notching his first Chili Bowl preliminary win during Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifier at Tulsa Expo Center.
Beason dedicated his win on the opening night of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General […]

Wed, 01/15/14 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Beason Pays Tribute To Former Teammate At Chili Bowl
Chili Bowl Going Live
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Grassroots racing’s “Super Bowl” is headed for live, primetime TV.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will mark its inaugural live broadcast on MAVTV American Real for its championship round on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and scheduled for three hours, the national broadcast will be the […]

Sun, 01/12/14 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Chili Bowl Going Live
Dillon Tops Speed Charts At Thunder
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Day Two brought dryer weather to Daytona International Speedway and that allowed the Sprint Cup cars to take to the track for the first time in Preseason Thunder testing.
Much of Friday’s test, which concluded at 9 p.m., featured single-car runs.
Fastest of the test was Richard Childress Racing rookie Austin Dillon, who posted a top speed […]

Sat, 01/11/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Dillon Tops Speed Charts At Thunder
TV Guys Won’t Be Strangers To The Cup Garages
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte are headed to new jobs as NBC broadcasters, but in many ways they’re remaining on the same side of the NASCAR fence.
They’ll still be a part of the fraternity of competitors. They’ll still be spending weekends living in the same motorcoach […]

Fri, 01/10/14 – 12:19 | Comments Off on TV Guys Won’t Be Strangers To The Cup Garages
Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a surprise announcement, crew chief Steve Letarte, who has been leading Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team at Hendrick Motorsports, is leaving pit road to be a TV analyst for NBC, beginning with the 2015 season when the network returns to the sport.
”I’ve always been impressed with […]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014
Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway for the 2014 version of preseason testing, there are visible signs of a major renovation of the facility. Well, sort of.
The cranes being used to remake the frontstretch seating area were mostly obscured by fog and low clouds for much of […]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS
Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ’14
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A year ago, there were two big, huge, major story lines dominating the scene (a.k.a., trending) as the Sprint Cup teams headed into the January test session known as Preseason Thunder.
Those story lines were Danica Patrick moving full time to Cup and the introduction of the mighty Gen 6 car.
On their own, both were supposedly […]

Thu, 01/9/14 – 10:49 | Comments Off on Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ’14