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Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule

NHRA’s recently revised oildown policy did not factor into either Top Fuel or Funny Car qualifying for the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
But potentially championship-altering consequences remain during Sunday’s final eliminations at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., to the chagrin of several key players.
“I don’t know how the team owners [...]

Pedley: Busch Put His Finger On Sports History
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 6:23 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch Put His Finger On Sports History

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Kyle Busch, this week, apologized to NASCAR and race fans for the obscene gesture he issued from the cockpit of his Sprint Cup car last Sunday and that’s probably appropriate.
Busch need not apologize, however, to voters on the panel which selects inclusion into the Obscene Gesture Hall [...]

Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR
Saturday, 13 Nov, 2010 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR

Carl Edwards made it two Nationwide Series victories in a row Saturday afternoon when he won the Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards, who won last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, led a race-best 153 laps.
To get the victory, his fourth of the season, he had to hold off  Kevin Harvick over the final 25 [...]

Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge

Carl Edwards will start on the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway thanks to a field-best qualifying lap on Friday afternoon.
And A.J. Allmendinger will start without a clue to what his future holds.
Edwards turned a fast lap of 136.389 mph. The pole is the third of the season for the Roush [...]

Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona
Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010 – 20:12 | Comments Off
Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona

Matt Hagan got in the first punch in his Funny Car battle with John Force on the final weekend of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Series season by making a 4.139-second pass at 293.86 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 in Funny Car.
The three bonus points he earned for the quickest pass of the [...]

Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler
Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler

Two races to go and Jimmie Johnson no longer seems invincible in NASCAR’s Chase.
At this time of year, it’s usually the guys trying to catch the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion who are running into problems on the track and in the pits, allowing Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet team to go for the [...]

Cup Notes: Cupcake Eating Needs Attention
Wednesday, 10 Nov, 2010 – 7:01 | 2 Comments
Cup Notes: Cupcake Eating Needs Attention

Brad Keselowski’s clinching of the 2010 Nationwide Series championship, the first ever in NASCAR for him and his car owner Roger Penske, came on the same Saturday afternoon that the University of Georgia stomped a small-school Football Championship Subdivision opponent, Idaho State, in college football and Auburn beat up on an undermanned Chattanooga team.
The three [...]

Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2010 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona

Phoenix, Ariz. – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will win this NASCAR Chase free-for-all?
Denny Hamlin, who has overcome early season knee surgery to collar a series-high eight wins and the lead in the standings entering the final two stops on the schedule beginning with Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500k at Phoenix International Raceway?
Jimmie Johnson, the [...]

Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR
Saturday, 6 Nov, 2010 – 11:27 | 4 Comments
Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR

NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan, a championship contender throughout 2010, will head into the season-ender next weekend as a lame duck.
Team-owner Don Schumacher said McClenathan will be released following conclusion of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 11-14.
McClenathan, who has been racing the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster for [...]

Sadler Takes Pole At TMS
Friday, 5 Nov, 2010 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Sadler Takes Pole At TMS

Elliott Sadler led a charge by Ford teams in Sprint Cup qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Sadler, a non-Chase driver for the Ford team of Richard Petty Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a lap at 195.397 mph.
Earlier in the day, Sadler announced a deal to drive Nationwide cars for [...]