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NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 11:15 | Comments Off
NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending

Matt Hagan didn’t really need to be interviewed in the moments after he lost the 2010 Funny Car championship to John Force at the season-ending race in Pomona. The nauseated look on Hagan’s face told the whole story.
There’s a new look on Hagan’s face these days, however. It’s the look of a driver who is [...]

Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 7:04 | Comments Off
Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface

NASCAR drivers completed a second day of testing of the new, reconfigured surface at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday.
Several were asked their opinions of the new surface and how it will affect racing at the track when the Sprint Cup Series arrives for the penultimate Chase race.
Their answers follow:
Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing: “Certainly, [...]

Gordon Talks About New PIR Track
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Gordon Talks About New PIR Track

NASCAR officials and drivers were at Phoeinx International Raceway on Tuesday, and will be there on Wednesday as well, to test the track’s repaved/reconfigured surface.
One of those drivers was Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports. After the test, Gordon answered some questions about the new surface, which will be raced upon for the first time next [...]

Racin’ News: Sorenson Out, Vickers In At Turner Motorsports
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 16:36 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Sorenson Out, Vickers In At Turner Motorsports

In Racin’ News Today, Tuesday, Oct. 4:
Turner Motorsports announced today that Brian Vickers will assume driving duties of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevy, beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Vickers, who drivers for Red Bull Racing in the Sprint Cup series, will replace Reed Sorenson.
Vickers, the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion, who has [...]

Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover

The Second Day Lede:
Kurt Busch was in anything but a win it or wreck it mood the middle of last week. In fact, light and laid back, he was barely in a Kurt Busch mood.
Perhaps it was the hunting trip he had been on at a private farm in central Kansas. Or maybe the thick, [...]

Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners
Monday, 3 Oct, 2011 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) collected victories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ rain-delayed final round of the Auto Plus® NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Monday.
Coverage of the rain-delayed eliminations will air tonight, Monday Oct. 3, on [...]

Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead

Dario Franchitti moved to the points lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings Sunday when he finished second at Kentucky Speedway. Will Power, who had the lead with the race started and who led the first 48 laps at Kentucky, finished 19th.
Franchitti, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, heads to the season finale at Las Vegas [...]

Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Petit Le Mans ended early and in controversy when a battle for the lead left Romain Dumas and his Audi R18 TDI crashed against the barrier on the back straight of Road Atlanta.
The incident, which occurred with 255 miles remaining in the 1,000-mile race, paved the way for a Peugeot [...]

Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory

Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, [...]

Truex On Pole In Dover
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Truex On Pole In Dover

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Truex, who claimed his first pole of the season and the sixth of his career, will start the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup next to Kurt Busch, the highest qualifying driver [...]