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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 [...]

Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 18:30 | One Comment
Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner

Fort Worth, Texas – Justin Allgaier’s once-promising NASCAR Nationwide Series career at Penske Racing apparently will continue at Turner Motorsports in 2011.
Turner Motorsports, which acquired Braun Racing late last month, has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, reportedly to introduce Allgaier as part of its expanding driver lineup for next season.
The [...]

The Captain On Verge Of Victory
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 6:17 | Comments Off
The Captain On Verge Of Victory

There’s an old saying that good things come to he who waits. Well, Roger Penske has waited and waited and waited for a NASCAR championship.
Twenty-seven years The Captain has waited. But, thanks to Brad Keselowski, it appears the wait is over.
Keselowski goes into Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas with an insurmountable 485-point lead over [...]

Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker
Tuesday, 2 Nov, 2010 – 6:19 | Comments Off
Harris: Farewell To A Peacemaker

I wasn’t sure if one of my RacinToday.com colleagues would write a column about the late Jim Hunter, one of the most popular and important people in stock car racing.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that each of us has our own view of this man who spent more than [...]

Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More
Saturday, 30 Oct, 2010 – 18:06 | Comments Off
Ingram: Talladega Bound Once More

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – The Talladega Superspeedway is a spooky place.
Unlike my RacinToday.com colleague Rick Minter, I’m not quite religious enough to offer up a prayer when I head toward Alabama from Atlanta. But I tend to get a Revelations-like sense of foreboding when I reach the halfway point and cross [...]