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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in […]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
Kanaan Moving To Ganassi
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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced today an agreement with reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner, 2004 Series Champion and 16-time race winner Tony Kanaan on a multi-year deal to pilot a fourth entry for the full 2014 IndyCar Series season with sponsorship from NTT DATA, a global IT services provider.
CGR also announced that it was moving […]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Kanaan Moving To Ganassi
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
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ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino […]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the most talked about stories leading into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway centers on a radically new Goodyear tire that is being put on the cars for the Hollywood Casino 400.
On Thursday afternoon, after about a three-hour open test with the tires, NASCAR offiicals, Goodyear officials […]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The […]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
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Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – […]

Wed, 10/2/13 – 5:32 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of weeks ago during a eat-and-schmooze at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch was asked what was then the mandatory question du jour. It was the question about the blemish-to-the-sport incidents which occurred at Richmond in the final non-playoff race of the year.
Busch gave an answer that was pure Busch. […]

Tue, 10/1/13 – 13:15 | One Comment
John Force Overpowers Field At Gateway
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John Force raced to his 136th career victory and moved into position to earn a 16th Funny Car championship Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the 21st race of […]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 18:57 | Comments Off on John Force Overpowers Field At Gateway
Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens
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Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way and captured race No. 3 of the Series’ 10-race playoff.
The victory was Johnson’s first of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and the loss […]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
NHRA Field Set At Gateway
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Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan earned the top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the […]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off on NHRA Field Set At Gateway