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43Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style

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60NASCAR Hall of Fame opens in Charlotte

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12Officially Official: Danica Patrick joining NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010

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34"Victimized" F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. reportedly headed to NASCAR truck series

Crashing in Formula One is taken pretty seriously. Especially if you did it on purpose. Which goes a long way towards explaining why the motorsport community is calling for the blood of Nelson Piquet Jr. The disgraced Renault driver was, in the end, the perpetrator of the so-called Crashgate affair. But while his boss and manager Flavio Briatore was kicked out of Formula One (and any involvement in any FIA-sanctioned racing series) as a result, and technical director Pat Symonds received a five-

11Circuit Logic: Pocono Raceway going solar powered?

The greening of motorsport continues with NASCAR, which has a program to plant 20 acres of trees at race tracks every year. Individual tracks are doing their own things as well, with Pocono Raceway the latest to go a step further: The New York Times reports that it is planting 25 acres of solar cells, equaling about 40,000 panels, to create three megawatts of its own power.

13Bucket List: McGriff, 81, reportedly becomes oldest driver to race NASCAR

Herschel McGriff has been racing since the fifties, winning four NASCAR Cup races in 1954, and doing a few stints at Le Mans as well. In 2002, McGriff set a record for being the most chronologically advanced driver to run in a NASCAR-sanctioned event. Last weekend, he broke his own record.

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