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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Hometown Honors Pioneer Scott
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Frank Scott, son of the late NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, said Saturday there were two words his siblings were never permitted to use – “can’t” and “never.”
Scott’s remarks came in the Martinsville Speedway media center just a day after his hometown of Danville, Va., honored his [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Sauter Wins But Young Burton Opens Eyes
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Johnny Sauter made it 2-for-2 on the 2013 season Saturday with a victory in Martinsville Speedway’s Kroger 250, a race where tire management was critical, but it was young Jeb Burton who walked away with everything except the grandfather clock.
Burton, who started on the pole [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 16:36 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay on Barber Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Defending IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole for Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Hunter-Reay, who DNF’d in the season opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., said, “You know this team has done so well this weekend – we just kept progressing. We knew where we needed to work on it, and [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Brown powered his Matco Tools dragster to a leading performance of [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville
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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 with a lap in 19.244 seconds (98.400 mph).  The top six drivers in the field topped the former track record of 98.084 mph established by Tony Stewart in October 2005.
Johnson edged Marcos [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Fogarty Wins GRAND-AM Pole At Barber
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Jon Fogarty extended his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series record to 25 poles in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.
Fogarty waited until the final minute of the 15-minute Daytona Prototype session before putting down his best effort in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP. The “Red Dragon” logged a [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A pair of Georgia natives with rich, racing backgrounds will attempt to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts in Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports developmental driver Chase Elliott, son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, enters the weekend with all the press clippings.
But Blairsville, Ga. native Jonathan [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Darrell Wallace Jr. Knows His Time Begins Now
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Darrell Wallace Jr.’s story is not one of those in which he wanted to be a race car driver from the day his parents plopped him down, booty-clad feet first, into one of those baby strollers which has a little steering wheel with a red horn button.
It’s not one of [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 10:32 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Savoring A Trip To The Barber
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske has won all three IZOD IndyCar Series races run at Barber Motorsports Park, with Will Power (2011 and ‘12) and Helio Castroneves (2010) prevailing. That brief history has given A.J. Allmendinger the confidence
that the car he’ll drive in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is fully capable [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 7:57 | Comments Off