Kurt Busch Attempting “The Double” Adds Spice To Racing’s “Day of Feast”

For the first time since the days of A.J. Foyt, I am interested in the Indianapolis 500. Fan to fan, let me tell you, I've always been more of a NASCAR fan since I was a kid. The cars looked more like the ones I could buy, the drivers were more like more like the ones I might meet at the local dirt track- as opposed to Le Mans- and NASCAR had just more of an American feel. This year is different. Something's happening this year that's got my attention. NASCAR's Kurt Busch is attempting "T ...

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DO “THE DOUBLE” TONY!

There’s an uncharacteristic buzz in the post-award banquet world of racing, and it has nothing to do with what Danica Patrick wore to Las Vegas. Championship racing impresario Roger Penske has the chatter class working overtime with his offer of an Indianapolis 500 ride to NASCAR stud Tony Stewart on the same day as the Coca-Cola 600. It’s the first somewhat serious discussion we have had of “doing the double” (racing both races) in some number of years. Natural ...

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UNLIKELY TEAMS TAKING BIG WINS IN NASCAR AND INDY

If the expression holds true that everybody loves an underdog, race fans should be smitten with the results of the country’s biggest auto races this year.Trevor Bayne shocked the motorsports world with his Daytona 500 win. The race was only his second career NASCAR Cup start and he did it from behind the wheel of the famed Wood Brothers entry. The Wood family has fielded a NASCAR team for generations and is highly revered. However, their most recent circuit victory was in 2001. When the Gr ...

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DALE EARNHARDT JR. RUNS OUT OF FUEL GIVING KEVIN HARVICK COCA-COLA 600 WIN

CONCORD, N.C. _ On a day that saw the leader wreck on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500, the 2011 Coca-Cola 600 also came down to a last lap pass for the win. Ironically, in both events it was the National Guard car that came up short on Memorial Day weekend.  Leading the field to the white flag, Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought Junior Nation to their feet as it appeared the fan favorite was about to end his daunting winless streak. However just like the Indy 500, it was n ...

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MCMURRAY MAKES HISTORY FOR CHIP GANASSI

Going into this weekend’s running of the Brickyard 400, it appeared as if Juan Pablo Montoya was poised to make history. If victorious, he would become the only driver to win the Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500. In addition, a win would have given team owner Chip Ganassi the 2010 motorsports trifecta – the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. For much of Sunday’s race it appeared as if Montoya was on pace to accomplish that feat. However, the complexi ...

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