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A chat with Krista Voda

Krista Voda, a Clinton, Iowa, native, returns to her home state this weekend for the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series race. She hosts Trucks Series race coverage on Speed TV. Earlier this week she took some time to talk motorcycle scars, UNI football and women in broadcasting, among other things. Here are [...]

Rusty Wallace and the hangover

Rusty Wallace talked about the possibility of a Nationwide Series race hangover at Iowa Speedway, a return to racing, and the difficulties of watching his son race during an exclusive interview with me on Wednesday. Here are some excerpts from the interview. How will the Trucks race on this track, what do you expect? It’ll [...]

A ‘treacherous’ tire and other Iowa bits

Iowa Speedway finally hit the big time Saturday and not just because it hosted a Nationwide Series race. No, the track joined the elite tracks becasue it had a tire controversy, albeit a little one. All of the top drivers said the tires were rock-hard, potentially contributing to a series-high 12 cautions. “The reason there [...]

Live from Iowa Speedway

7:30 p.m.: Brad Keselowski couldn’t be happier to win, and Kyle Busch couldn’t be more ticked off at his second-place finish. This guy doesn’t care about anything other than winning races. He lengthened his points lead in the series, but the only thing he focused on after the race was the fact that he has [...]

Iowa Corn Indy 250 Bits

Overlooked no more: At Andretti Green Racing Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti get most of the attention. But it was Hideki Mutoh who turned in the best finish Sunday. Mutoh didn’t shy away from a question about being overlooked. “I’m really enjoying with my teammates. I mean, T.K. (Tony Kanaan) has a lot of experience [...]

Ten things I know

With all apologies to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King and his “Ten things I think I think,” here’s 10 things I know after the biggest racing weekend of the year: 1. I know the IndyCar Series needs help at promoting its races and has needed that help for a long time. It might finally get that [...]

Where does Shrub rank now?

Is Kurt Busch the best 24-year-old ever in the history of anything? Or even just racing?

Uncle Sam should pull the plug

NASCAR fans might soon get some extra enjoyment out of Sundays. They’ll see their taxpayer dollars at work. But the U.S. government would be wise to stop that sort of foolhardiness. It, after all, knows a thing or two about wasteful spending. While GM and the rest of the Big three skid closer to bankruptcy, [...]

Send Kyle to F1

Why not give Kyle Busch haters what they want. They’re right. Shrub should go away… to Formula One. He’d be perfect there, and Sunday’s win in Las Vegas proved it. And with a group announcing last week it would run an all-American team in Formula One in the 2010 season, Busch has a perfect opportunity. [...]