STAGE SET FOR WILD WEST SHOWDOWN

Hollywood couldn’t write a better script. Certainly the NASCAR brass couldn’t gin up a finish like this, regardless of what the conspiratorial types may think. There’s just two races and three drivers still very much in the championship discussion, and all of them can make a case for being the favorite come high noon (at least here in the West it is) at Phoenix International Speedway.The race couldn’t come at a better time for points leader Jimmie Johnson. The champion fi ...

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MUCH LIKE NASCAR, INDYCAR IS AT CROSSROADS

INDIANAPOLIS _ The two biggest racing series in the United States are fighting to regain prominence that they once knew. Indycars and NASCAR’s Cup Series are using imaginative ideas and stirring their own pot in an attempt to refill what once were sold-out grandstand seats and boost television ratings.A big difference is NASCAR’s top circuit had packed houses a few years ago. But it has been closer to two decades since the Indy circuit could boast of a view from the top of the motors ...

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