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Tijuana tacos: Word is NASCAR planned the week of between Fontana and Las Vegas for the NEXTEL Cup teams, to facilitate a Busch event at the 2.75-mile road course in Mexico City. Hope is many Cup road race experts will feel inclined to ...

Tijuana tacos: Word is NASCAR planned the week of between Fontana and Las Vegas for the NEXTEL Cup teams, to facilitate a Busch event at the 2.75-mile road course in Mexico City.

Hope is many Cup road race experts will feel inclined to participate, such as Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne.

Say goodbye to Nazareth: International Speedway Corporation announced the closing of Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania, about 50 miles North of Philadelphia.

Nazareth's Busch series and IRL races will move to tracks under the ISC umbrella thought to be more viable.

"We believe we can grow Nazareth's events more quickly by realigning them to other facilities within the ISC family beginning next year,'' track spokespeople commented.

Roush/Yates denies buy-out: Yates Racing wasn't too amused when they awoke to read on Monday that garage rumors had them selling their operation to Jack Roush. Reports were filed out of turn, and Yates vehemently denies that any such purchase has been talked about.

Fans to vote in driver at All-Star Challenge: Voting begins Friday, May 14th for NASCAR fans to vote in a driver for the All-Star race. Unlike years past, where only the winner of the NEXTEL open advanced to the All- Star field, this time fans have the opportunity to vote in a driver.

Westward Ho!: NASCAR announced the loss of two more Southern race dates this morning. North Carolina Speedway loses its only Cup date, and Darlington Raceway will lose one of its dates moving Darlington's only date to May 7th on Saturday Night. Phoenix and Texas will both garner a second Cup date.

Where's OSHA when you need them: Sleepy crews had to put on their big boy pants and prepare for a very long day. NEXTEL Cup series teams had to roll in at the merry hour of 7:00 am and work until 10:00 pm. A fifteen hour day seems extreme to me, and in violation of a fistful of US Labor Department standards.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Robby Gordon , Kasey Kahne , Jack Roush
Teams Yates Racing