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Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals

John Force, who won just one NHRA Funny Car event in 2011, started the 2012 season with a victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
Also collecting class victories at Pomona were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
To get his victory, Force beat teammate/employee Mike Neff [...]

Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field

A lot of eyes have been on the Al-Anabi RacingvTop Fuel cars this weekend at the NHRA season-opening Winternationals, and for a lot of reasons.
What those eyes saw on Saturday was just one round of qualifying (the second was cancelled by rain) but enough speed to qualify for Sunday’s eliminations on the part of both [...]

Kahne Has Surgery
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Kahne Has Surgery

Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement today that driver Kasey Kahne will be ready for the Feb. 18 Budweiser Shootout, the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and all of Daytona Speedweeks after undergoing successful outpatient knee surgery this morning.
Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolets, had an MRI Thursday after experiencing swelling in his left knee. [...]

Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals

Bob Tasca raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car action Friday at the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Speedway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also raced to the provisional top qualifying spot
in their respective categories at the [...]

NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 9:45 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes

On her first day as a real-gosh-darn NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force showed speed. And, she showed savvy.
Her 4.21 second/303.16 mph pass in the first round of qualifying for the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona was sixth fastest on the day. And it was just a blink slower than the one laid [...]

First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 19:11 | Comments Off
First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books

The first round of qualifying in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was held on Thursday and making the fastest passes were Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Jack Beckman in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The first event of the season is the 52nd O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Lucas’ [...]

Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 15:31 | 3 Comments
Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer thought it hilarious that the great blackjack hands he was pulling at a Kansas City casino last Thursday were somehow succumbing to even better hands on the part of the dealer. He did, after all, walk away from the table at the end of the day with a nifty [...]

Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 8:27 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500

In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say that I’m glad Danica Patrick will be racing in this month’s Daytona 500.
I’ve always admired Danica’s sass, spunk and spirit, and following her endeavors will make the races she runs considerably more interesting.
Having said that, however, the way she got an automatic starting spot without having [...]

Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 17:24 | One Comment
Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field

Stewart-Haas Racing on Tuesday announced it has taken steps to ensure that Danica Patrick will race in next month’s Daytona 500.
SHR has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing  where TBR will field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2012.
The alliance [...]

Barrichello Testing Indycar
Monday, 30 Jan, 2012 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Barrichello Testing Indycar

Formula 1 veteran Rubens Barrichello drove an Indycar on Monday and said afterward that he is unsure if the drive would lead him to a job in 2012 with the Indianapolis-based series.
“We’ll see,” said Barrichello, who drove a second car prepared by KV Racing Technology at Sebring International Raceway in Florida when asked if fans [...]