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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Fri, 02/13/15 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
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An interview with Jason Line two weeks ago began with an ice-breaker question that didn’t result in an ice-breaker answer. No, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion said, waving off standard answer of  something ike “absolutely”, he was not ready for the 2015 season to begin. He and his team needed more time to do […]

Mon, 02/9/15 – 15:32 | Comments Off on Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson served-up the proverbial knuckle sandwich – or was it a middle finger? – to any and all doubters Sunday with a victory in the Top Fuel final of the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Operating on a limited budget after team-owner Johnson lost his primary […]

Mon, 02/9/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
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Reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike Green have had their marching orders re-issued for the 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season: Install six-disc clutch…hit throttle…rule the world.
It’s a formula that carried Schumacher, Green and the U.S. Army dragster to victories in three-of-six Countdown to the Championship playoff races […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Sat, 02/7/15 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
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During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Wed, 02/4/15 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros