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Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tommy Johnson Jr.’s NHRA career looked pretty grim about three years ago, but the Indiana resident revitalized it and this weekend entered the Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway with one of the most consistent Funny Cars this season.
“We’re not running the record numbers,” Johnson Jr. said. “We’re racing what […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
Ganassi Duo Wins Lone Star; Title Contenders Wilt
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Tex. – In searing temperatures at the Circuit of the Americas, Scott Pruett and Joey Hand claimed their first victory of the year in the Ford EcoBoost-Riley while behind them the Prototype championship in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heated up.
After spins, disputed scoring and penalties, Richard Westbook and Michael […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Ganassi Duo Wins Lone Star; Title Contenders Wilt
American Rossi To Make F1 Debut
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Alexander Rossi’s overdue Formula One debut was of the baby-step variety Friday, as the American logged a combined 27 laps during two practices for the Singapore Airlines Grand Prix after crashing-out of the first session.
Manor Marussia F1 Team announced Wednesday from its headquarters in Banbury, U.K., that it had signed the native of Auburn, Calif., […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 7:34 | Comments Off on American Rossi To Make F1 Debut
Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
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By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – As life’s rhythms go, Nick Tandy is in a groove. He’s been clicking off major endurance race victories since the Petit Le Mans two years ago, a skein that culminated with a stunning co-drive to victory for Porsche at the Le Mans 24-hour in June, which brought […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
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Tommy Johnson Jr., who has quietly had one of the most consistent Funny Cars of the season, raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the opening round of the Mello […]

Sat, 09/19/15 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
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Kevin Harvick will start the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole position after qualifying for the Chase’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled because of rain.
Also rained out was the Camping World Truck Race that was scheduled for Friday evening.
Harvick earned the Coors Light Pole position for Sunday’s MyAFibRisk.com 400 (3 […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Erica Enders opens the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in a very enviable position – atop the point standings and as Pro Stock’s defending champion.
With six victories on the season, she and her Elite Motorsports team are brimming with confidence. They enter the NHRA Carolina […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

Thu, 09/17/15 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2