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WALTZ: California Here We Come
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WALTZ: California Here We Come

WALTZ: California Here We Come

HARRISBURG, N.C. — “California Here We Come” has replaced “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” as the most popular tune among NASCAR Cup Series drivers and teams who are anxiously anticipating the Feb. 6 Clash at the L.A. Coliseum.Despite having its roots in the Southeast…
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BOURCIER: Walking Back A Texas Two-Step
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BOURCIER: Walking Back A Texas Two-Step

BOURCIER: Walking Back A Texas Two-Step

INDIANAPOLIS — The late Neil Bonnett, full-time racer and part-time purveyor of country wisdom, once suggested that for all the good things television did for his sport, it had one serious drawback.“TV,” he said, with his usual grin, “took all the lying out of racing…
RODDA: USAC & Placerville Pit Stands Are Big Winners
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RODDA: USAC & Placerville Pit Stands Are Big Winners

RODDA: USAC & Placerville Pit Stands Are Big Winners

LINCOLN, Calif. – November’s series of USAC National MIdget shows in the Golden State showed just how talented USAC drivers are with non-stop mains, excellent racing, track records and, if not non-stop, few delays occurring night after night. The series is very well…
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SHEHEEN: Plenty Was New At SEMA
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SHEHEEN: Plenty Was New At SEMA

SHEHEEN: Plenty Was New At SEMA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — This year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas went off without a hitch. With last year’s event having been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many wondered if the 2021 SEMA Show would happen and what would it would be like if it did.Normally, the SEMA…
KENNEDY: Turkey Night Facts & Figures
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KENNEDY: Turkey Night Facts & Figures

KENNEDY: Turkey Night Facts & Figures

LOS ANGELES — As we head into Saturday’s 80th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, we gathered some interesting facts that serve as an appetizer for the most historic and tradition-laden midget auto race in existence.The event that is sanctioned by the USAC…
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FROST: The Next Phase Of Team Ownership
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FROST: The Next Phase Of Team Ownership

FROST: The Next Phase Of Team Ownership

WILMETTE, Ill. — The current racing season is winding down and this offseason will start the transition toward the next phase of team ownership. This month, the Business of Speed looks at the factors influencing these moves and outlook going forward.Motorsports on …
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LEMASTERS: IndyCar Provides Hope For The Future
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LEMASTERS: IndyCar Provides Hope For The Future

LEMASTERS: IndyCar Provides Hope For The Future

CONCORD, N.C. — I spent much of this year paying more attention than usual to the NTT IndyCar Series, and I’m glad I did.I came to motorsports a fan of the Indy cars and I will always be a fan of that type of racing, but work in another series took my eyes from it …
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FENWICK: A Deer, A Wrecked Car & A Huge Victory
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FENWICK: A Deer, A Wrecked Car & A Huge Victory

FENWICK: A Deer, A Wrecked Car & A Huge Victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wyatt Alexander should have been mad, but he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.It was Monday morning, Sept. 27, just after sunrise and 22-year-old Alexander was on Route 1A on his way to the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, when he hit a deer…
KENNEDY: Oval Nationals Part II
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KENNEDY: Oval Nationals Part II

KENNEDY: Oval Nationals Part II

LOS ANGELES — Personable Jake Swanson relocated from Anaheim, Calif., to Indiana last year with his wife Jessica to race full time. The couple bought a home in Danville, Ind., and he set up a shop to maintain the sprint car owned by Arizonans John Drau and Mike Burkhart…
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MARTIN: Winning In & Out Of The Cockpit
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MARTIN: Winning In & Out Of The Cockpit

MARTIN: Winning In & Out Of The Cockpit

CONCORD, N.C. — When Dan Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, it was the first time Michael Andretti experienced victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Andretti never won the Indy 500 as a driver, despite being one of the fiercest racers of his era at the…
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