Aug 8 2011 - 4:41pm


Brad Keselowski, regardless what you might think of him as a driver or as a person, is one tough son-of-a-gun.He won at Pocono on Sunday, driving with a broken ankle suffered in a testing crash at Road Atlanta last week, and in so doing, threw the...

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Ragan to Drive #34 in 2012
Aug 8 2011 - 2:11pm

Ragan to Drive #34 in 2012

David Ragan, who has five years experience in the Sprint Cup Series, will drive Front Row Motorsports' No. 34 Ford for the 2012 season.Ragan, 26, will race the car number used all of last season by California veteran David Gilliland, who'll be his 2012...

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Aug 4 2011 - 1:15pm

The Domino Doesn't Fall

Carl Edwards today made sure that Brian Vickers, et al, will have to look elsewhere other than Roush Fenway Racing for a ride for 2012. It was announced that he had re-signed with RFR to drive the No. 99 that he's driven for the past six season,...

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Aug 3 2011 - 2:58pm


The iNSIDE SCOOP, Ron Lemasters Jr. weekly sermon as High Priest of the Church of the Painful NASCAR Truth, is now posted. Go read it and can I get an amen? How 'bout a have-mercy?

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Aug 3 2011 - 2:54pm

No, It Can't...

Last week in this space, the question was asked whether the Brickyard 400 could be a great race. After the show on Sunday, I’d have to say…not under the current format.Don’t get me wrong. Everything from the only big crash of the race to the finish was...

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Aug 2 2011 - 3:25pm

Whither Cousin Carl?

Carl Edwards, if he hasn't already, will have to choose between a new start and the place he's been his whole career.Either way, he'll be doing it with a much bigger bank account.According to reports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Home Depot have offered...

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Aug 1 2011 - 3:55pm

Brickyard 400 Redux

Well, the Brickyard 400 has come and gone for another year.It wasn't Tiregate, which was a good thing. It wasn't Dale Earnhardt winning after the rain hit, or Ricky Rudd winning out of the blue, either, which isn't good.Paul Menard pulled off an...

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Jul 29 2011 - 5:13pm

Hot Time in Circle City

Well, it's summer in Indiana, and that means heat. With a capital H.As temperature-sensitive as the old place is, it ought to provide headaches galore for the NASCAR folks. The place has a mind of its own, and when it's hot, as it can get in May as...

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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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