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Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting
Sunday, 28 Nov, 2010 – 18:06 | 12 Comments
Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting

Voting for 2010 Driver of the Year will be tabulated this week, and Jimmie Johnson clearly is dealing from a position of strength.
That was evident during his season-ending teleconference on Tuesday, two days after Johnson had clinched his record-setting fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Johnson is a three-time winner of […]

Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie
Saturday, 27 Nov, 2010 – 10:14 | 8 Comments
Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie

Yes, we know. Jimmie Johnson continues to perform in crunch time just as smoothly as an ex-NBA superstar with the initials MJ used to do for umpteen years for the Chicago Bulls.
All of sport’s greats are like that. Somehow, some way, they always seem to know how to come through when it counts most. Remember […]

‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 8:35 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has […]

Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
Sunday, 21 Nov, 2010 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of […]

Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire

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For the second time in less than a year, four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson has been the victim of a fire.
As the 2010 champion flew home Thursday from the National Hot Rod Association’s season-finale in Pomona, Calif., the transporter that serves as the team’s racetrack headquarters caught fire on the I-10 Freeway […]

Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during […]

2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2010 – 7:30 | Comments Off on 2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE […]

The Force Will Be With Us For A While
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 13:06 | 5 Comments
The Force Will Be With Us For A While

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to his championship showdown with Matt Hagan, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force insisted the focus of his entire 2010 season wasn’t solely about adding another bullet-point to his drag racing resume.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t just John Force trying to win […]

Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 7:24 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A professional race car driver’s life often travels between extremes, especially for those who would be champion.
Denny Hamlin led the most laps at the Phoenix International Raceway and was the odds-on favorite to turn next weekend’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Fla. into a coronation […]

Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 22:12 | Comments Off on Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show

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John Force clinched his NHRA-record 15th Funny Car championship on Sunday to complete an improbable and emotional comeback from the horrific accident in Dallas three years ago that left his racing future in serious jeopardy.
The 61-year-old Force – who also won the race, his sixth of 2010 – became the oldest champion in NHRA history […]