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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Playing Nice Is The New Norm In Sprint Cup
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Any long-time NASCAR fan knows the way competitors race each other in the Sprint Cup Series has changed, but that couldn’t have been any more evident than when several drivers vying for a position in the Chase said they wouldn’t wreck a peer to gain one of […]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 15:32 | Comments Off on Playing Nice Is The New Norm In Sprint Cup
Chase Mysteries Will Be Solved At Richmond
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RICHMOND, Va. – Ten drivers, five positions and multiple scenarios exist for those drivers vying for a position in this year’s Chase with each contender’s performance in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway the critical element.
In fact, the possibilities are so convoluted they could be a basis for a routine reminiscent of […]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 13:17 | Comments Off on Chase Mysteries Will Be Solved At Richmond
Keselowski Wins NNS Race At RIR
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Grabbing the lead for the first time after a restart on Lap 240, Brad Keselowski went on to win Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250, the 1,000th race in NASCAR Nationwide Series history.
With a dominant car and excellent work by his pit crew, Brian Scott had led the first 239 of 250 laps before […]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins NNS Race At RIR
Confidence In Toyota Engines Remains High
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RICHMOND, Va. – Despite Clint Bowyer’s engine failure last weekend at Atlanta while he was leading, his team owner, Michael Waltrip, said Friday he wasn’t concerned about the Toyota power plant’s reliability heading into the Chase.
“Toyota Racing Development has the ability to analyze and define what happened and make sure that it doesn’t happen again, […]

Sat, 09/7/13 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Confidence In Toyota Engines Remains High
Gordon Wins Pole At RIR
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Jeff Gordon, in need of something good to happen if he is going to make the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole Friday for Saturday’s race  – the final race before the start of the Chase – at Richmond International Raceway.
Kurt Busch, who is very much challenging Gordon for the 10th and final Chase berth […]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins Pole At RIR
Hall of Famer Ingram Makes Big Day Bigger
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – When Elliott Sadler walked out of his house to head for Richmond International Raceway, his father gave him a simple message – “Please don’t embarrass Jack Ingram and run like crap tomorrow night.”
Ingram, a five-time NASCAR champion who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in […]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 17:24 | 2 Comments
Dixon Fined; INDYCAR Officiating Getting Weird Again?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There were a lot of people in the INDYCAR paddocks and grandstands who toasted the decision to replace Brian Barnhart with Beaux Barfield as the series’ top cop. There are less people now that are continuing to toast Barfield’s hiring.
In fact, there are some out there who want Barfield gone. […]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 16:15 | One Comment
NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country
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NASHVILLE – At one time, stock car racing and country music went together like biscuits and gravy, but in recent years NASCAR has tended to sop its biscuits in the spicier sauces of rock music.
That’s why traditionalists – both of racing and country music – welcomed the announcement that Gretchen Wilson will be involved in […]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country
Gordon In Need Of Another Big Night In Richmond
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Momentum and its importance is an oft debated subject in sports. And a fairly predictable debate, also, as those who have momentum extoll its virtues while those don’t have it give it the double pooh.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is lining up on the extolling side this week as he attempts […]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 9:07 | Comments Off on Gordon In Need Of Another Big Night In Richmond
Racer/Owner Potolicchio Is A Man With A Plan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Enzo Potolicchio looks too young and sounds too stress-free to be the owner /driver in big-time auto racing. He’s 45 years old and he actually looks and sounds like 45; which is odd when you consider his past, present and future.
But as he talks on about […]

Thu, 09/5/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Racer/Owner Potolicchio Is A Man With A Plan