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TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Monday, 4 Apr, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show

Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]

Hight Keeps JFR Perfect
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2011 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Hight Keeps JFR Perfect

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Robert Hight of John Force Racing got his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
The victory was third in three races for JFR as team-owner John Force won the Gatornationals last month.
“We’re just having a good time at John Force Racing,” [...]

Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas

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John Force rolls on in Las Vegas
Force, the defending NHRA Funny Car champion, grabbed the No. 1 qualifying spot Saturday for Sunday’s eliminations.
Force was the winner of the Las Vegas event a year ago.
Also earning poles for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas, were Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards [...]

Dixon Back In Form In Vegas
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Dixon Back In Form In Vegas

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Defending Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon raced took the provisional pole Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cruz Pedregon and Mike Edwards also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Dixon, who claimed one of his 12 season victories here [...]

NHRA Pro Stocker Line Is Off To A Perfect Start
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 10:55 | One Comment
NHRA Pro Stocker Line Is Off To A Perfect Start

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Every year, Jason Line tells somebody somewhere that the goal for his NHRA Pro Stock season is to win (fill in the number of events that are held that season right here) races. This year, the number is 22.
And every year, the goal goes unrealized.
He knows that the goal probably [...]

Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]

Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag

Kurt Busch returns to his day job this week – driving the No. 22  Sprint Cup Dodge for  Penske Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But during a teleconference on Wednesday, Busch took a look back at competing in the NHRA Gatornationals in a Pro Stock car.
It was Busch’s first drag race in the highly competitive Pro [...]

Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2011 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win

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Del Worsham defeated seven-time champion Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher in the Top Fuel final round of the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.
In doing so, Worsham became the 15th driver in NHRA history to win races in Top Fuel and Funny Car.
The other winners at the second of 22 [...]

Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals

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After a shaky NHRA Full Throttle Series debut on Friday, 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch qualified solidly into the 16-car Pro Stock field on Saturday with 6.532-second pass at 211.46 mph.
Busch ended the day qualified No. 12 and he will have as interesting a matchup as he could draw in Erica Enders, the 27-year old [...]