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    Motorsports: New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR

    You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway ...

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    Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style

    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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    REPORT: Danica Patrick nixes talk of USF1 drive for 2010, but is pondering NASCAR

    var digg_url = ''; IndyCar starlet Danica Patrick has been rumored to be pondering a switch to Formula One even before talk of a USF1 grand prix team first surfaced many months ago. However, the 27-year-old has ...

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    Joe Gibbs Racing drops Chevy for Toyota in '08 NASCAR season

    Toyota has just raised its profile in NASCAR's top racing series. For the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup (née NEXTEL Cup) season, Joe Gibbs Racing will trade in its Chevrolets for Toyota Camrys (or at least cars with Toyota Camry headlight and grille stickers decorating their noses). In terms of ...

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    NASCAR's Draft Track: More TV graphics we don't need

    Excessive on-screen graphics and sports telecasts seem to go hand-in-hand. While some truly are innovative, there will always be crap that we can all do without. Some examples are more hideous than others -- the relentlessly annoying "FoxTrack" puck that made its debut in NHL telecasts back in '96 ...

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves DEI, becomes free agent

    The world of NASCAR was rocked today when Dale Earnhardt Junior, the motorsport's most marketable and therefore most valuable driver, announced he is leaving DEI, the race team originally owned by his father. It turns out that there may be some familial conflict at the center of Junior's departure, ...

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    Jack Roush declares war on Toyota in NASCAR

    It's not a secret that Jack Roush thinks you should be buying American cars. Likewise, he's not a fan of NASCAR's decision to allow Toyota to race in the Nextel Cup series this season. The motorsports legend and tuner of all things Ford has recently gone on record with some fiery wartime rhetoric ...

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    Trophy Wife: Mrs. Jimmie Johnson also wins at awards ceremony

    Just because Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup doesn't mean that it's all about him. At the annual Myers Brothers Awards last Thursday, General Motors presented Jimmie's wife Chandra with the key to a 2007 Corvette convertible. Which is really nice, because that's a $55,000 financial hit he ...

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    Jimmie Johnson finally wins NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship

    Nine years ago, from his couch in El Cajon, California, Jimmie Johnson watched his future team's co-owner, Jeff Gordon, win the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship (then the NASCAR Winston Cup Series). Last night, he raised the chalice himself after finishing 9th at Homestead, 56 points ahead of Matt ...

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    Checkered weekend: No. 48 looks good for Cup win

    This Sunday the Chase for the 2006 Nextel Cup will cross the finish line. At the end of the day, as long as No. 48 Jimmie Johnson finishes 12th or better at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he will walk away with his long-awaited championship. According to the guys who crunch the numbers, that's even if ...

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    Ford shows off three new pace cars for NASCAR's season finale

    click on image to enlargeFord probably paid a lot of money to sponsor NASCAR's season ending series of races at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. Dubbed Ford Championship Weekend, season enders for the Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Series will precede the Ford 400 on November 19th, the last ...

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    NASCAR: 'Mad Max' to make NEXTEL Cup debut

    Perennial open-wheel and sports car fan favorite Massimiliano (Mad Max) Papis will become the first Italian in NASCAR's modern era to compete in NASCAR when he pilots the Furniture Row Racing entry at the Watkins Glen NEXTEL Cup road course event August 13. Papis is having quite a year, racing at ...

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    Juan Pablo Montoya leaving Formula 1 for NASCAR

    McLaren bad boy Juan Pablo Montoya will leave Formula 1 at the end of the 2006 season to drive in NASCAR for his old boss, Chip Ganassi. Somebody get this guy a beer. Despite his impressive open-wheel resume - CART (Champ Car) champion, Indy 500 winner, seven-time F1 winner - Montoya never really ...

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    "Talladega Nights" brings NASCAR to the big screen

    While Days of Thunder and Driven taught us what happens when Hollywood tries to take automobile racing seriously, it appears that the upcoming Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby will be funny in the intentional way. Will Ferrell plays Ricky Bobby, a dominant NASCAR driver "who ...

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    Kyle Busch gets fined by NASCAR & sent to his room without dinner

    Kyle Busch, apparently gunning for the Ron Artest Sportsman Award and determined to displace Robby Gordon as one of America's favorite "love to hate" stars in stock-car racing, had his wallet dinged to the tune of $50,000 for throwing a safety device onto the racetrack during Sunday's ...

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    Survey names NASCAR top U.S. motorsports brand

    In what can only be described as a piercing glimpse into the obvious, a survey conducted by ESPN Sports has revealed that motorsports fans love watching racecars turn left. The sports network released the findings of a poll it conduted last year gauging viewers' favorite brands in U.S. ...

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    Toyota's NASCAR presence has other teams sweating

    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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    Motorsports this weekend: May 13-14

    A busy racing weekend, particularly for open-wheel fans!North American TV broadcast times and channels from, all times shown as Eastern.American Le Mans Series: Lone Star Grand Prix, Houston A rare visit to a street circuit for the ALMS is proving tough for Champion Racing's venerable ...

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    Motorsports this weekend: April 29-30

    WRC: Rally ArgentinaThe Rally of Argentina is underway, with Marcus Gronholm (right) leading over Petter Solberg, and a hard-charging Sebastien Loeb moving up quickly in third place after five stages. No U.S. TV coverage, but you may find European clips via BitTorrent. [photo courtesy Ford]WRC info ...

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    [Not TiVoSafe] Motorsports Highlights: April 22-23

    Quite a weekend! Ferrari returns, a new Nextel Cup points leader, a wild sports car race, a ton of motorcycle road racing, and some fence-climbing in Japan.Formula 1:At the front of the field, the San Marino Grand Prix was a mirror-image of last year's race, this time with Michael Schumacher ...


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