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Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway
Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A record-breaking weekend at zMAX Dragway quickly transformed the self-described Bellagio of drag strips into the NHRA’s fastest facility as the NHRA began its six-race Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship with numerous upsets and a change in two of the top four categories point standings Sunday.
Three […]

Starting Chase In Midwest Seems To Be Good Move
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off on Starting Chase In Midwest Seems To Be Good Move
Starting Chase In Midwest Seems To Be Good Move

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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JOLIET, Ill. – Fans will see very, very few “caution: moose crossing” signs on the roads leading into this weekend’s Sprint Cup race. Local menus featuring “fresh lobster” should be eyed with healthy skepticism this weekend.
But this is indeed Week 27 in Cup. This is mid-September and this is the […]

Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended
Thursday, 15 Sep, 2011 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended
Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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For 26 races each season Jimmie Johnson does what he has to do to qualify for and get ready for NASCAR’s big finale, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Heading into Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, the opener of the 10-race, 12-driver Chase, Johnson is ready to begin the quest […]

Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 10:48 | Comments Off on Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge
Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The $5 million carrot INDYCAR boss Randy Bernard has been dangling in front of the world motorsports community since March will be chased solely by Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wheldon, the two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, was introduced Tuesday as the lone non- regular series driver approved to compete […]

Williams: The Favorite In The Chase Is…Nobody
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2011 – 8:13 | One Comment
Williams: The Favorite In The Chase Is…Nobody

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Nine months ago Kevin Harvick predicted his Richard Childress Racing team would unseat five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson from his throne, but after Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway there was no clear-cut favorite in the title Chase.
Harvick’s 0.139-second victory over Carl […]

Drivers Concerned By Impending KHI Closure
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 7:31 | One Comment
Drivers Concerned By Impending KHI Closure

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick’s decision to no longer field teams in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series surprised some of his fellow drivers Friday while others said they were concerned about the signal it sends about the 17-year-old circuit.
“I think we’ve all seen it for the past few years that […]

Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A controversy was stirred when four of eight NASCAR drivers blew off President Obama’s invitation to visit the White House Wednesday.
The President – having nothing better to do with soaring unemployment, roller-coaster stock markets, three wars, raging hurricanes, searing droughts and general turbulence from sea to shining sea – decided […]

Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta
Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta

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Jeff Gordon held of Jimme Johnson to win the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race Tuesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Gordon, getting his third victory of the season, dominated early and then late to get the win. He led a race-best 146 laps. It was Gordon’s 85th victory in Cup – third most behind Richard Petty […]

Antron Brown Is The Big Man At The ‘Big Go’
Monday, 5 Sep, 2011 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Is The Big Man At The ‘Big Go’
Antron Brown Is The Big Man At The ‘Big Go’

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Antron Brown beat Del Worsham in the final round to win his first Mac Tools U.S. Nationals championship on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
The victory in drag racing’s biggest event is a first for the Don Schumacher Racing driver in Top Fuel, though he had won before in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Also winning Monday […]

Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals
Capps Hopes To Cap Comeback At U.S. Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It hasn’t been a call-the-Feds-worthy disappearance, but Ron Capps’ drop from sight on Sundays was sudden and mysterious. Fortunately for the 46-year-old NHRA Funny Car driver, it appears he is re-emerging and at exactly the right time.
When the pro cars fire up for the first round of qualifying tonight at […]