Jul 28 2011 - 3:28pm

Shape of Things to Come...

What is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going to look like next year when the Brickyard 400 rolls around?Try purple.Today, it was announced that, as expected, Crown Royal will sponsor the race at IMS, and it will be called the Crown Royal "Your Hero's...

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Jul 28 2011 - 11:36am

Can the Brickyard Be Great?

The Brickyard 400 is entering its 18th year, and is at a bit of a crossroads.The first five or 10 of these races were way cool, just for the fact that NASCAR was racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That was a place that had been, prior to 1994, the...

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Jul 27 2011 - 5:00pm

Cover It Live! Event Explained

You've noticed that we've been plugging our Cover It Live! event from the Brickyard 400 this weekend.Here's how you join up and see the race with us!Go to and register as a user. It's free, by the way.Once you get registered (you...

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Jul 26 2011 - 3:45pm

Brickyards Past

Back in the summer of 1993, there was a buzz beyond anything I had ever seen in Indianapolis. NASCAR was coming to town. It wasn’t official, just a “tire test,” but it was all but a dress rehearsal for what would become the Brickyard 400. I got to the...

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Jul 25 2011 - 3:13pm

Brickyard, Baby!

Most of you know I hold the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in high esteem. Over the past six-plus years, you’ve heard how great the place is, how historic it is and how much of my childhood was spent within its hallowed grounds.So I won’t go into all that...

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Jul 22 2011 - 3:14pm

A Pause to Reflect

The Brickyard 400 is coming up next weekend, and we need a moment to take a breath, shake our collective heads and focus on what lies ahead.As in, the Chase is almost here.As in, it's getting chippy among the cars and stars, and it will get downright...

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Jul 21 2011 - 2:58pm

Scoop has arrived!

The iNSIDE SCOOP is up on ONMC.COM, and you can read it now! Go to the Insider Info tab and click the Scoop link and you'll have it right there. See if you agree with Ronski, and if you do, let him know. If you don't, let him know that too! 

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Jul 21 2011 - 2:56pm

Tension Mounts as Chase Closes

As the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup rapidly approaches, the pucker factor at teams not assured a spot in the final 12 is rising exponentially.How do I know? Two crew chiefs have been replaced this past two weeks, and the intra-team pressure is so...

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Jul 19 2011 - 4:06pm

Musical Chairs

The first two dominoes have fallen in the great run-up to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.Greg Erwin was let go as crew chief for Greg Biffle last week and today, Brian Pattie was bus-chucked at Earnhardt-Ganassi, where he directed the No. 42 for...

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Jul 18 2011 - 3:15pm

Strategery Reigns Supreme

Tony Stewart is tied for 10th in the series point standings following Sunday’s Lenox Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Ryan Newman is eighth in points, but just 16 points away from being outside the top 10 cutoff for automatic qualification to...

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