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  • Raymond Parks Honored

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — “Thank you Raymond Parks, you are my hero,” said Gordon Pirkle, proprietor of the Dawsonville, Ga., pool hall. A special section in the Dawson News and Advertiser, referred to Parks as “The Man Behind NASCAR.” Parks was honored Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Thunder Road USA in Dawsonville. Parks, who recently turned

  • On The Road Review: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

    What would you call a car that successfully blends the rich exterior styling of both BMW and Mercedes, features the luxurious interior refinement of Cadillac, Infiniti and Audi, all while positioned on the fully independent chassis that delivers the over-the-road grace and the travel silence that Lexus buyers are accustomed to? And what if this

  • Hornaday Gets Fifth Straight Win

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — By winning Saturday night’s Camping World Series Truck race at Nashville, Ron Hornaday became the first driver in any of NASCAR’s national series to win five races in a row since 1971, when Richard Petty and Bobby Allison each did it in the Cup Series. “That’s unheard of (five straight) in this

  • Keselowski Outduels Kyle Busch

    NEWTON, Iowa — Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps remaining to win Saturday’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway, in one of the best races of the season.   Busch had pitted for two tires late in the race, while Keselowski chose to keep his No. 88 Chevrolet on the track during

  • Weekend Racing Schedule for August 1-2, 2009

    Three series, three different venues. The Camping World Trucks will be at Nashville, while the Nationwide cars will travel to Iowa Speedway for the first time. The Cup teams will be at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Saturday, Aug. 1 Nationwide Cellular 250, race 21 of 35; Starting time: 4 p.m. (EDT); TV: ESPN2.

  • Johnson Gets Third Brickyard Win

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to become the first three-time winner. Johnson hadn’t led until lap 137. On the race’s final restart, he passed his teammate and pole sitter Mark Martin for the lead, and led the remaining 33 laps of the 160-lap race. “That

  • Edwards Wins Nationwide Race

    CLERMONT, Ind. — Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch with 22 laps to go Saturday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park and went on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200. After his win, he did his traditional backflip in front of the stands. Edwards led twice for 72 of the race’s 200 laps but lost

  • Hornaday on a Roll

    CLERMONT, Ind. — Ron Hornaday Jr. set a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record by winning his fourth consecutive race, holding off longtime nemesis Mike Skinner in Friday night’s AAA Insurance 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Skinner pitted later than Hornaday for tires and charged through the top 10 to challenge for the lead. Skinner

  • On The Road Review: 2010 Kia Forte

    In 1994, Korean automaker Kia debuted on the West Coast with a compact coupe and a small sport utility called the Sportage. The marketplace was ripe for new products as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan were taking big chunks of the established brands as sales were increasing each year. Kia, not yet aligned with Hyundai, wanted

  • Weekend Racing Schedule for July 24-26, 2009

    Indianapolis will be the center of racing this weekend. The Nationwide cars and Camping World trucks will be at the .686-mile Indianapolis Raceway Park, while the Cup teams are at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday, July 24 Camping World Trucks ORP 200, race 13 of 25; Starting time: 7:30 p.m. (EDT); TV: Speed Channel.