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Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:55 | 2 Comments
Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Eddie Wood and Len Wood, owners of NASCAR’s famed Wood Brothers Racing  team, attended their first-ever NHRA drag racing event when they dropped into the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. over the weekend.
Pretty safe to say they had a good time.
“It’s hard to put into words,” Eddie Wood said. [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:50 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas

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Helio Castroneves’ freedom tour continued on Saturday night when he won the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves pulled away from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe over the final laps to get the victory.
“Pedal to the metal, drive it like I stole it,” Castroneves said.
It was his second victory in the last three races [...]

Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | One Comment
Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals

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Tony Pedregon raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 36th of his career Saturday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
Antron Brown, Mike Edwards and Doug Horne also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Dario Franchitti says qualifying an IndyCar on a track like Texas Motor Speedway is so easy, even a Scotsman can do it.
“Qualifying on a 1.5-mile track is really more about the way the guys put the cars together and the setup, and the driver just has [...]

Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – A pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series rookies aren’t awed or intimidated by taking on two Sprint Cup stars in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The daunting Cup duo is Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards who are running both series this season. They are ranked 1-2 in [...]

Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude

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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]

Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. [...]

Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 16:15 | 4 Comments
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]

Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]