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Racing News: Crash Sidelines Renault Formula One Driver Robert Kubica for the Season

INJURED: Renault Formula One driver Robert Kubica was seriously injured in a crash during the Ronde di Andora Rally in Italy Sunday and will miss the Formula One season.

OPEN AGAIN: The International Hot Rod Association has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the new owners of Tennessee’s Memphis International Raceway, previously known as Memphis Motorsports Park.

WELCOME TO THE TEAM: Andretti Autosport has added Englishman Mike Conway to its four-car IZOD IndyCar Series effort in 2011.

BACK ON TRACK: Four-time Champ Car World Series title winner Sebastien Bourdais tested a Dale Coyne Racing IZOD IndyCar Series entry at Sebring (Florida) International Raceway last week and may return to American open-wheel racing for the first time since 2007.

Ted Christopher continued his dominance on the indoor midget circuit by capturing the 40-lap Coffee Cup for three-quarter midgets Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cristiano da Matta, a former Champ Car World Series champion, will return to professional racing this season as a driver for the Jaguar RSR American Le Mans Series team.

NEW RIDE: Defending King of California sprint-car champion Kyle Larson will compete for the USAC Mopar National Midget Series championship aboard an entry owned by Keith Kunz Motorsports.

Tim Shaffer opened the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions sprint-car season the same way he ended the 2010 season, by visiting victory lane at Ocala (Florida) Speedway Friday night.

NEW IN TOWN: Frank Stoddard, a 14-time race winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has formed his own team and plans to run the full 36-race schedule with the No. 32 Ford.

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