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JERSEY: International Speedway Corporation officials are again talking to officials with the Meadowlands Sports Complex about the possibility of building a race track around the existing horse track in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

FINED: Crew chiefs Steve Letarte and Chad Knaus were each fined $100,000 and suspended six races, while their Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were each docked 100 points, as well as team owner Rick Hendrick, because both cars failed pre-qualifying inspection at Infineon Raceway last Friday.

RECYCLED: Nine machines used to move disabled Formula One cars at the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been sold to the government for delivery to the U.S. military in Iraq. The JCB load-alls will be shipped to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait before their delivery to the troops in Iraq.

NEW SITE: National Speed Sport News will debut its redesigned website July 3. While the site will still offer subscribers the same password-protected information offered in the hard copy of the nation's oldest auto-racing publication, it will also offer daily news stories and features, along with reader interaction.

TOP RUNG: World Driving Championship points-leader Lewis Hamilton remained on top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings for the second-consecutive week despite having the weekend off. Formula One returns to the track this weekend at the French Grand Prix.

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