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Sarah Palin Plans Visit to Daytona 500

Ex-Alaska gov won't play official role but does have 'NASCAR's blessing'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is planning a romantic Valentine's Day—at the Daytona 500. Although the former Alaska governor won't have an official role in the race, she does have "NASCAR's blessing," the president of the Daytona International Speedway tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal , quoting the sport's governing body as... More »

Obama Honors NASCAR as 'Uniquely American'

President praises stock racing's service ethic

(Newser) - First bowling, now NASCAR. President Obama continued his sports education today by honoring last year's champ, Jimmie Johnson, and the rest of NASCAR's top drivers at the White House. "NASCAR is a uniquely American sport," said the president, praising its rise from the humble roots of moonshiners racing... More »

Nascar Fans Lament Chrysler's Decline

Bankruptcy filing has diehards fearing for the fate of the once-mighty Dodge

(Newser) - Chrysler's woes are making the Nascar faithful wistful for the days when Dodges ruled the track, the Wall Street Journal reports. The bankrupt automaker has promised to continue supporting the sport, but it has already cut funding by almost a third this year and its cars are now usually found... More »

Detroit's Woes Become a Drag for NASCAR

Tanking economy likely to hit NASCAR harder than most

(Newser) - The gloomy economic outlook is putting the brakes on sporting sponsorships everywhere and NASCAR is one of the hardest-hit, the Washington Post reports. Sponsorship cash makes up around 80% of the average racing team's budget, but long-standing partnerships with Detroit’s auto giants and other major backers are running out... More »

Indy Champ Castroneves Considering NASCAR

Driver may follow previous open-wheel racers and bolt for stock cars

(Newser) - Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is considering trading in his Indy car for a NASCAR stock car, reports the Los Angeles Times. "I won't deny that I'm thinking about it," Castroneves said. "It would be great to one day try the cars. But at this point... More »

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