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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Car owner Sarah Fisher knows what's going on. She has a young, rookie driver, who has yet to bag a Top 10 finish due to no fault of his own and caught the eyes of other car owners. She knows they may try to steal him away. "I know there are feelers out there," she said. "I take it as a compliment to me and [co-owner Wink Hartman] on our ability to spot the talent. Our job is to give Josef the fastest car with the best strategist we know. "We're making it a home for him. I'd be super surprised if he left us. He's contracted here for five years.
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Sports on TV | September 14, 2012
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Nationwide Dollar General 300 ESPN3:30 IndyCar Auto Club Speedway NBCSP7:30 MLB White Sox@Minnesota WGN-A1 Tampa Bay@Yankees 454 Washington@Atlanta 54 Orioles@Oakland MASN9 St. Louis@Dodgers MLB9 Boxing Canelo Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez SHOW9 C. foot. California@Ohio State 2, 7Noon Connecticut@Maryland 13Noon Wake Forest@Florida State ESPNNoon Arkansas State@Nebraska ESPN2Noon Virginia Tech@Pittsburgh ESPNUNoon William & Mary@Towson NBCSPNoon Connecticut@Maryland 512:30 Furman@Clemson CSN3 Navy@Penn State 2, 73:30 Alabama@Arkansas 13, 93:30 Rhode Island@Villanova CSNP, TCN3:30 North Carolina@Louisville ESPN23:30 Virginia@Georgia Tech ESPNU3:30 Miami (Ohio)
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By Jim Peltz and Tribune Newspapers | February 22, 2010
It's often said that after NASCAR opens the year at the unique and unpredictable Daytona track, the true nature of NASCAR's season is revealed at the second race in Southern California. Yes, Jamie McMurray won a thrilling Daytona 500 but it was only the fourth win of his career. And, yes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second there but even Earnhardt cautioned not to declare his long slump over. So if the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series really got down to business at race No. 2, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Sunday, then it only stands to reason that Jimmie Johnson got back to winning.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Car owner Sarah Fisher knows what's going on. She has a young, rookie driver, who has yet to bag a Top 10 finish due to no fault of his own and caught the eyes of other car owners. She knows they may try to steal him away. "I know there are feelers out there," she said. "I take it as a compliment to me and [co-owner Wink Hartman] on our ability to spot the talent. Our job is to give Josef the fastest car with the best strategist we know. "We're making it a home for him. I'd be super surprised if he left us. He's contracted here for five years.
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August 11, 2010
Cosmetic surgery George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Give NASCAR kudos for constantly tweaking things here and there in hopes of improving the product. But this news is relatively uninspiring, like moving furniture around. Kentucky gets its first Sprint Cup date. A second race comes to Kansas. The Phoenix race is moving from April to February, a week after the Daytona 500. The biggest change? NASCAR will open the 2011 Chase for the Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway.
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By Jim Peltz, Tribune newspapers | October 13, 2010
By his own admission, Kyle Busch fell out of contention for the Sprint Cup title when his car blew an engine Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. That's a shame — for Busch and for NASCAR fans. Busch, 25, not only is the most controversial driver in the series, he's also one of its most fearless and dynamic racers. There's a reason his many nicknames include "Rowdy. " Temperamental, opinionated and testy at times, Busch is either loved or hated by NASCAR fans, and he revels in being the object of those conflicting passions.
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Sports on TV | September 14, 2012
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Nationwide Dollar General 300 ESPN3:30 IndyCar Auto Club Speedway NBCSP7:30 MLB White Sox@Minnesota WGN-A1 Tampa Bay@Yankees 454 Washington@Atlanta 54 Orioles@Oakland MASN9 St. Louis@Dodgers MLB9 Boxing Canelo Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez SHOW9 C. foot. California@Ohio State 2, 7Noon Connecticut@Maryland 13Noon Wake Forest@Florida State ESPNNoon Arkansas State@Nebraska ESPN2Noon Virginia Tech@Pittsburgh ESPNUNoon William & Mary@Towson NBCSPNoon Connecticut@Maryland 512:30 Furman@Clemson CSN3 Navy@Penn State 2, 73:30 Alabama@Arkansas 13, 93:30 Rhode Island@Villanova CSNP, TCN3:30 North Carolina@Louisville ESPN23:30 Virginia@Georgia Tech ESPNU3:30 Miami (Ohio)
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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | February 24, 2010
Did you miss it amid the griping that Jimmie Johnson was back at it? Did the real change from last season to this one escape you? There they were, racing right up with Hendrick Motorsports - the three Richard Childress Racing cars that had all but disappeared from the NASCAR scene last season. Kevin Harvick finished second in Sunday's Auto Club 500, Jeff Burton third and Clint Bowyer eighth as Johnson won the race. But two races in, Harvick leads the points standings. The RCR teams mostly made news last season when something went wrong.
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By George Diaz | November 24, 2010
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Despite the most dramatic finish in Chase history, NASCAR officials are looking to tweak the formula when rolling out the rules of engagement next season. It's a intriguing call by the leaders of a sport that has suffered a decline in fan interest. There has been a dip in attendance in 26 of the 35 races leading up to the big finish in Homestead, where Jimmie Johnson came from behind to take his fifth consecutive title. The possible tweaks include expanding the field from 12 to 15 drivers and adding "knockout" rounds that would eliminate drivers as the schedule progresses.
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By Tribune Newspapers | October 9, 2010
As Danica Patrick resumed her NASCAR racing this weekend in Southern California, the popular IndyCar driver acknowledged that she's struggling with stock cars and now needs a driving coach. "I really do need help," Patrick said in an interview. Her coach could be Mark Martin, the veteran driver in NASCAR's top-tier Sprint Cup Series, when his schedule permits, and other experienced drivers as well, according to both Patrick and Kelley Earnhardt, general manager of JR Motorsports, which provides the cars Patrick drives in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series.
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Tribune Newspapers | October 23, 2011
After watching the horrifying crash that killed IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, some quickly shifted their sights to a 44-year-old Californian: Randy Bernard. As chief executive of the Izod IndyCar Series, Bernard heavily promoted the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a dazzling climax to his season-long bid to boost IndyCar's sagging popularity. Wheldon, in fact, entered the race in hopes of capturing a $5 million first-place prize — to be split with a randomly selected fan — that Bernard and IndyCar sponsors offered a driver who wasn't a regular on the IndyCar circuit.
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By George Diaz | November 24, 2010
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Despite the most dramatic finish in Chase history, NASCAR officials are looking to tweak the formula when rolling out the rules of engagement next season. It's a intriguing call by the leaders of a sport that has suffered a decline in fan interest. There has been a dip in attendance in 26 of the 35 races leading up to the big finish in Homestead, where Jimmie Johnson came from behind to take his fifth consecutive title. The possible tweaks include expanding the field from 12 to 15 drivers and adding "knockout" rounds that would eliminate drivers as the schedule progresses.
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By Jim Peltz, Tribune newspapers | October 13, 2010
By his own admission, Kyle Busch fell out of contention for the Sprint Cup title when his car blew an engine Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. That's a shame — for Busch and for NASCAR fans. Busch, 25, not only is the most controversial driver in the series, he's also one of its most fearless and dynamic racers. There's a reason his many nicknames include "Rowdy. " Temperamental, opinionated and testy at times, Busch is either loved or hated by NASCAR fans, and he revels in being the object of those conflicting passions.
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By Tribune Newspapers | October 9, 2010
As Danica Patrick resumed her NASCAR racing this weekend in Southern California, the popular IndyCar driver acknowledged that she's struggling with stock cars and now needs a driving coach. "I really do need help," Patrick said in an interview. Her coach could be Mark Martin, the veteran driver in NASCAR's top-tier Sprint Cup Series, when his schedule permits, and other experienced drivers as well, according to both Patrick and Kelley Earnhardt, general manager of JR Motorsports, which provides the cars Patrick drives in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series.
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August 11, 2010
Cosmetic surgery George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Give NASCAR kudos for constantly tweaking things here and there in hopes of improving the product. But this news is relatively uninspiring, like moving furniture around. Kentucky gets its first Sprint Cup date. A second race comes to Kansas. The Phoenix race is moving from April to February, a week after the Daytona 500. The biggest change? NASCAR will open the 2011 Chase for the Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway.
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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | February 24, 2010
Did you miss it amid the griping that Jimmie Johnson was back at it? Did the real change from last season to this one escape you? There they were, racing right up with Hendrick Motorsports - the three Richard Childress Racing cars that had all but disappeared from the NASCAR scene last season. Kevin Harvick finished second in Sunday's Auto Club 500, Jeff Burton third and Clint Bowyer eighth as Johnson won the race. But two races in, Harvick leads the points standings. The RCR teams mostly made news last season when something went wrong.
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Tribune Newspapers | October 23, 2011
After watching the horrifying crash that killed IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, some quickly shifted their sights to a 44-year-old Californian: Randy Bernard. As chief executive of the Izod IndyCar Series, Bernard heavily promoted the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a dazzling climax to his season-long bid to boost IndyCar's sagging popularity. Wheldon, in fact, entered the race in hopes of capturing a $5 million first-place prize — to be split with a randomly selected fan — that Bernard and IndyCar sponsors offered a driver who wasn't a regular on the IndyCar circuit.
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Baltimore Sun staff report | December 22, 2011
The Baltimore Grand Prix will return to the Inner Harbor on Sept. 2, according to the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule released today. Despite financial woes, it appears IndyCar remains committed to Baltimore, one of the few East Coast races on the schedule. Terry Angstadt, president of IndyCar's commercial division, told The Sun two weeks ago that his organization remains supportive of the event, even amid revelations that Baltimore Racing Development faces more than $12 million in debts.
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By Jim Peltz and Tribune Newspapers | February 22, 2010
It's often said that after NASCAR opens the year at the unique and unpredictable Daytona track, the true nature of NASCAR's season is revealed at the second race in Southern California. Yes, Jamie McMurray won a thrilling Daytona 500 but it was only the fourth win of his career. And, yes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second there but even Earnhardt cautioned not to declare his long slump over. So if the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series really got down to business at race No. 2, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Sunday, then it only stands to reason that Jimmie Johnson got back to winning.
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