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Putting roofs on racetracks, getting knocked out in a crash

Putting roofs on racetracks, getting knocked out in a crash

Concussions became impossible to ignore in racing after a head injury caused NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , to miss half of last season. “I’m glad to hear that he’s going to get back behind the wheel of a race car,” Richardson said. “He’s taking his life in his own hands.

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Late pass by Rahal leads to tight win

Late pass by Rahal leads to tight win

Rahal beat Hinchcliffe by less than the length of the front wing on the victorious No. 15 Honda. “My night was great until about eight minutes ago,” Hinchcliffe said in the post-race press conference. “Graham just pulled through [Turns] 3 and 4 like no one had all night. “Man, I really wanted to fire those guns [in Victory Lane]. I really wanted a hat.

Audacity races to tap crowds with TMS brew

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Audacity founders and co-owners Scott Lindsey and Doug Smith helped unveil their latest brew. “If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll be familiar with the style called steam beer, made famous by Anchor Steam, so we kind of put our little twist on it and call it a Texas steam,” Smith said. “Light and sessionable but with a lot of character, a lot of malt flavor to it, a little bit of fruit from the steam process. “You’re going to be sitting in the sun, you’re going to be watching...

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Motor sports: Ryan grad making second lap of Sprint Cup career

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After high school, Castro went to North Central Texas College in Corinth but also wanted some hands-on experience. “I walked into J & M Automotive in Denton,” he said of a garage owned by church friend Bobby Turney. “Would it be all right if I just walk in and help out? ” Castro asked. “I definitely needed to improve on my mechanical skills.

Motor sports: Nemechek returns after birthday, first win

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He hasn’t raced for a TMS trophy yet, but John Hunter earned his first victory Sept. 19 at Chicagoland Speedway in his 23rd career start. “Getting my first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is something that was very special,” he said. “Especially having Dad there. “It was a win that we thought would come on a short track, but it came on an intermediate track. ... The hard work paid off.

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Motor sports: Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed Duck Commander 500

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Truex was followed across the line by top-10 finishers Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick. “We just ran out of tires,” Truex said. “Made it through [Turns] 1 and 2 side by side, got to 3 and just didn’t have the grip. “Can’t say enough about the guys for the race car they brought here and the weekend we had. It hurts.