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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013
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Don Schumacher announced today that Spencer Massey will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing for the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel season.
In addition to reigning world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team, which finished seven points behind Brown last season, the third team  – Massey’s – [...]

Sat, 02/2/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown says former teammate Spencer Massey has apologized for his embarrassing behavior during the season-ending awards banquet that led to his dismissal from Don Schumacher Racing in November.
Additionally, Brown said Massey insisted that he never directed a racial epithet toward him – the first African-American driver to win [...]

Fri, 02/1/13 – 16:04 | 5 Comments
SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dodge Vipers will make a return to the most prestigious endurance road race in the world this year as they have received an invitation to compete at the 24-hour race at Le Mans.
Two Vipers GTS-Rs, backed by Chrysler’s SRT Motorsports wing, will make the trip. They will compete in the [...]

Fri, 02/1/13 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith told reporters in attendance at last week’s Media Tour that he wanted NASCAR to do something to end the practice of teams starting and parking in races. He also appealed to NASCAR to reduce the top speeds of race cars, using the argument that racing [...]

Tue, 01/29/13 – 9:13 | 5 Comments
Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Has there ever been an American race car driver with a career as distinctive as that of Scott Pruett? At Daytona on Sunday, he clinched a fifth over-all victory and tied Hurley Haywood for the most outright victories in what is currently known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It’s not the [...]

Mon, 01/28/13 – 15:08 | 2 Comments
Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book
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Last Thursday, driver Scott Pruett quickly and emphatically waived off a couple of questions about tying the legendary Hurley Haywood as the all-time prototype winner at this year’s Rolex 24. If the racing gods meant it to be, he said, then it would be.
On Sunday, it be.
Pruett co-drove his Chip Ganassi Racing BMW-powered Riley to [...]

Sun, 01/27/13 – 15:43 | One Comment
Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In 1984 Scott Pruett was a rookie in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Now, at age 52, the pole winner for this year’s around-the-clock event still “absolutely loves” competing in the race that kicks off the new motorsports season.
“Ever since I can remember, even as a kid, being part of the Rolex [...]

Sat, 01/26/13 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the eve of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, count me among those lamenting the passing of the American Le Mans Series at the end of the season and one who appreciates the future of a single unified endurance racing series in America under the Grand-Am. [...]

Sat, 01/26/13 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Ganassi DPs Appear To Be The 24 Hour Power
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Racing team owner Chip Ganassi can do sarcasm. He may be one of his biz’s top practitioners of the art, in fact. He let go with a classic after last year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. That baby occurred when, in the wake of his two cars being podium-skunked, [...]

Fri, 01/25/13 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Dixon Making Bid To Return To Top Of Top Fuel
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Count drag racer Larry Dixon Jr. among the “car guys” soaking up all things automobilia during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.
“Just looking,” Dixon said via cell phone while rolling onto the grounds of WestWorld of Scottsdale, Ariz., for last Friday’s bidding activities. For the record, Dixon was “just [...]

Fri, 01/25/13 – 8:25 | Comments Off