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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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NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions
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NASCAR announced Monday penalties to three teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race [...]

Mon, 11/12/12 – 18:50 | 2 Comments
Winners: They Beat Flames And Cancer
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On a day when he couldn’t get from Point A-to-B, Antron Brown made motorsports history.
Despite a fiery, first-round Top Fuel loss, Brown became the first African-American driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship at the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Brown – eliminated by Don [...]

Sun, 11/11/12 – 21:50 | 2 Comments
The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski will head to South Florida for the final race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship next weekend needing just to stay out of trouble to win his first NASCAR championship. That is, Keselowski will just need to do what Jimmie Johnson could not do during Sunday’s [...]

Sun, 11/11/12 – 18:31 | One Comment
Capps’ Huge Final Run Nets Him Funny Car Pole
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Ron Capps spent three days trying to qualify for the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. He finally did so in spectacular fashion on the last of his four attempts at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and will take the battle for the 2012 Funny Car world championship into Sunday’s final eliminations.
Capps [...]

Sun, 11/11/12 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Johnson Family’s NHRA Journey Peaks At Pomona
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Allen and Roy Johnson celebrated their first NHRA Pro Stock world championship at opposite ends of Pomona Raceway Saturday afternoon, a father/son team of few words but 17 years-worth of emotion.
“It’s been quite the journey,” said Allen Johnson, who clinched the 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock title [...]

Sun, 11/11/12 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Logano Wins, Sadler Fades at PIR
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Joey Logano got his ninth victory of the season Saturday as he dominated the Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Logano out-fought new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers over the final laps to get his first at PIR.
“To finally win at Phoenix is awesome,” Logano said. “I feel like I’ve been close [...]

Sat, 11/10/12 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Scott Wins At PIR As Truck Series Contenders Wreck
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Brian Scott passed Kyle Larson for the lead on a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was Scott’s first of the season and second of his career.
Neither Scott nor Larson are in contention for the truck series championship, but [...]

Sat, 11/10/12 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Busch Earns Pole at Phoenix
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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway at record pace Friday afternoon.
Busch toured the one-mile track in 25.943 seconds (138.766 mph), edging Martin Truex Jr. (138.217 mph) for the top starting spot in Sunday’s AdvoCare 500. The Coors Light Pole award was Busch’s second of the season, [...]

Fri, 11/9/12 – 21:13 | Comments Off
Beckman Set To ‘Go For The Throat’ In Pomona
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Jack Beckman stole the show again Friday in the second round of qualifying for the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway when he posted a run at 4.025-second elapsed time at 319.75 mph to put the Funny Car points leader in the No. 1 spot in the field for the sixth [...]

Fri, 11/9/12 – 21:01 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Keeping with the week’s theme where nearly everyone made a prediction on who would win Tuesday’s presidential campaign, Dale Earnhardt Jr. put on his prognostication hat Friday at Phoenix International Raceway and cast his vote on who will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
The two candidates are [...]

Fri, 11/9/12 – 20:52 | Comments Off