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Pit Notes #1: Coca-Cola Track Walk Adds Value for Race Fans

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk & Summer Cookout Coca-Cola 600 ticket holders are invited to the fourth annual Coca-Cola Family Track Walk and Summer Cookout, which takes place Friday, May 25, from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Partnering with HISTORY Channel Smoker and Grill, the cookout will be held on the frontstretch and pit …

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Garage Swap: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to take Center Stage

LOUDON, N.H. (May 22, 2012) – The north end garage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been the home of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series for nearly two decades. But when stock car racing’s premier circuit returns to Loudon for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 15, they will have …

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Potts’ Shots: New Car Nuances And Goodbye To An Old Friend

OK, Jack, you’re right. I love the open-wheelers as much as I do the stocks, and I kind of miss all of that racing that goes on around Indianapolis, as well as the people involved. Heck, I even miss my old drag racing buddies. About the new car, I don’t have any problem with its appearance, like some fans seem to have. One thing I’ve noticed in watching some of the practice sessions at Indianapolis is the effect it has on drafting. I think we’re going to see a lot of passing in the 500 this coming Sunday. It almost seems as if it’s going to be a lot like NASCAR at Daytona and Talladega back in the old “slingshot” days. They won’t be nose to tail before making that move, of course, but it looks like they can build up a real head of steam for a pass. The new car punches a much bigger hole in the air than the previous one did, and the bigger rear cross section enhances that. The last few laps could be pretty interesting.

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Beyond the Cockpit: A Special Partnership with Tony Stewart

_All-Star weekend saw Tony Stewart’s No. 14 sporting a special paint scheme that was not only representing Bass Pro Shops, but was also supporting the National Wild Turkey Federation. Prior to the race the Federation and Bass Pro Shops presented Tony Stewart with a statue of two wild turkeys on a wooden base to thank him for his efforts in helping the Federation and for his role as honorary chairman of National Hunting and Fishing day later this year. After the presentation George Thornton, the CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation, took a few minutes to talk to Mike Neff about his organization and what they do, and Bass Pro Shops CEO Johnny Morris chimed in as well._ Mike Neff, Frontstretch.com: *Talk a little bit about the Wild Turkey Federation: where it started, where the wild turkey was when the Federation started vs. where it is now?*

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After the Sprint All-Star Race

Sandbagging?! There’s no sandbagging in NASCAR! … Or is there? Jimmie Johnson says yes, and used it to his advantage in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race. The win was his third career All-Star victory, and came just a week removed from Hendrick Motorsport’s 200th victory at Darlington and just days after his team won the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge. Suffice it to say, Johnson is on a roll.

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SPEED Showcased with Mixed Results on All-Star Weekend

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday. We've got a pretty busy weekend of racing to cover. The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were both at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of Sprint All-Star Weekend, while the Nationwide Series was at Iowa Speedway, with a combination K&N Pro Series East and West race for support which still hasn't aired, yet. *Before we start:* Firstly, I was somewhat unsatisfied with NBC Sports Network's coverage of Indianapolis 500 Pole Day Qualifying on Saturday. In the past, they have had on-screen graphics depicting position as they run and time behind. For some reason, that didn't come out during the entire first segment of qualifying (Over three hours). I have no clue why. All I know is that its weak.

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Five-Time On A Roll Heading Into Summer

Jimmie Johnson has had a heck of a week. First, he won No. 200 for Hendrick Motorsports at Darlington, then he flat-out dominated the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There’s a distinct possibility that Five-Time is putting his pursuit of a new nickname to the top of the list. That new nickname is…Six-Time. He’s already tied with Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon for most victories in the All-Star/Winston with three.

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It’s Johnson’s night at all-star race

By Jeff Wolfe Jimmie Johnson can’t seem to do anything wrong these days. And after Saturday night’s Sprint Cup All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he had a million reasons to confirm it. Johnson won his third Sprint All-Star Race and took home the million dollar prize. He had help …

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Feels Like the First Time: Wild and Woolly Truck Race Ends with Lofton and Sharp in Victory Lane

Nobody could accuse the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series of a boring show as the series returned in Charlotte from a month-long hiatus. Drivers traded paint with each other and Charlotte’s retaining walls for every one of the 134 laps in the race, and when the dust settled on the …

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Allmendinger, Kyle Busch Top Sprint Cup Qualifying Sessions

There may not be any points on the line in tonight’s Sprint Showdown and All-Star Race, but that doesn’t mean the teams want to win any less. Not only is there a million-dollar paycheck on the line, but there’s a year’s worth of bragging rights and a guaranteed spot in …

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