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    Motorsports: New Columbus, Ohio racetrack attracting NASCAR hopes? [w/video]
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    Michael Waltrip has announced that he and his race team will be investors in a new racetrack coming to Columbus, Ohio. The Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Complex is currently being developed on the site of the city's Cooper Stadium and will include a half-mile track and seating for 8,500 ...

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    Report: Waltrip, Williams racing teams settle lawsuit out of court
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    Racing fans on either side of the Atlantic may be familiar with the name Mike Coughlan. The controversial engineer was at the heart of the Spygate scandal between the McLaren and Ferrari teams a few years back and was subsequently ejected from Formula One. While he was waiting for his banishment ...

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    Report: NASCAR team sues F1 team over contract dispute
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    As far as racing disciplines go, Formula One and NASCAR are about as different as can be. They run entirely different kinds of cars, on different kinds of tracks, for different types of fans, from garages on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Recent years have seen a handful of F1 drivers trying ...

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    Report: NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip headed to Le Mans
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    In NASCAR, they say that "rubbin' is racin'", or at least "they" do in Tom Cruise's vision of NASCAR. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, rubbing could lead to serious trouble when you are approaching warp speed on the Mulsanne Straight. Still, over the years a handful of NASCAR drivers have ventured ...

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    Travis Pastrana and Michael Waltrip join forces to form Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Team [w/video]
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    Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Team – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Yesterday we learned Travis Pastrana had officially left Subaru and has teamed up with Michael Waltrip to run a Toyota in the 2011 NASCAR season. What we just found out, however, is that Pastrana is not simply a driver ...

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    NASCAR's greatest cheats detailed
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    It is only fitting that NASCAR has as history of cheating that's as cunning and varied as the methods of the original, moonshine-running racers skirting the law. Popular Mechanics has detailed 11 great moments in the bending and breaking of NASCAR rules, which include a cheating incident and ...

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    Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style
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    Michael Waltrip Racing Shop Tour - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From most vantage points, the drivetrain in the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow seems to have its origins somewhere just after the discovery of fire. Under the hood is a pushrod V8 with 350 cubic inches of displacement, using the ...

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    Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins pole, Earnhardt Jr. takes Bud Shootout
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    Regardless of whether or not you're a NASCAR fan, there's no denying that the motorsport is starting off its 2008 season in the best possible way. Early festivities for the season opener Daytona 500 began this past weekend and resulted in Jimmie Johnson, last season's champion, taking the pole ...

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    Michael Waltrip rolls SUV, is charged with leaving scene of accident
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    Embattled NASCAR star Michael Waltrip has some new problems on his plate. According to Yahoo Sports, he has been charged with reckless driving and failing to report an accident. The charges resulted from an incident over the weekend where Waltrip's Toyota Land Cruiser hit a telephone pole and ...

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    NASCAR Scandal! Toyota, Waltrip in shame, fined big time
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    For those who haven't heard, NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 race this weekend has been marred by controversy from the rookie Toyota camp. On Sunday, Michael Waltrip had his No. 55 Toyota confiscated by NASCAR officials after inspectors found an odorless, Vaseline-like substance in the car's ...

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    Toyota's NASCAR presence has other teams sweating
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    Toyota, currently running roughshod over other automakers in the showrooms, will be hitting NASCAR next year with the goal of doing the same thing to its competition on the track. Word around the pits is that this is causing sleepless nights for other teams, but not for reasons one would think. ...

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