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The Galveston County Daily News : Auto-racing

April 24, 2014


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Richmond hoping track access boosts fan experience

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and it's an idea that track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes will not only improve the experience NASCAR fans have only hours before cars start racing on the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Pagenaud still upset with Power over Long Beach
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 7:07 pm

A week off did nothing to mellow the tension between Simon Pagenaud and Will Power stemming from contact between the two at Long Beach.

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F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 6:05 am

MUNICH (AP) — The trial of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on bribery charges has begun, in a case that could threaten the 83-year-old's grip on the sport.

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Country star McGraw loves life in GT fast lane
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back.

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Swan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in fold
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:06 pm

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt and is keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.

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Suarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmond
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:06 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings.

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Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 5:32 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.

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RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 2:02 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

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F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:00 am

MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

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