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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

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Kalitta On Top In Top Fuel After First Day Of Qualifying In Pomona
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Doug Kalitta earned the provisional pole in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
If he can hold his lead through Satuday’s final two rounds of qualifying, Kalitta will win his seventh pole of the season.
“That was a nice run for us tonight,” Kalitta said. […]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Kalitta On Top In Top Fuel After First Day Of Qualifying In Pomona
Crafton Repeats As Top Trucker
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Darrell  Wallace Jr. won Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, by finishing ninth, Matt Crafton repeated as series champion.
Crafton and his ThorSport Racing No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra captured the title by 21 points over second-place Ryan Blaney – becoming the first driver in Camping World […]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Crafton Repeats As Top Trucker
Gordon On Pole At Homestead
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By Reid Spencer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Jeff Gordon edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), as three of the four contenders in the Championship Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualified in the top nine during Friday’s time trials.
In […]

Fri, 11/14/14 – 21:23 | Comments Off on Gordon On Pole At Homestead
Hamlin: Fail Of 2010 Is Going Propel Team In 2014
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Four years ago, as the Sprint Cup Series arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway for it’s annual season-ending, championship-deciding weekend, it seemed all but certain that square peg Denny Hamlin was about to jam himself into a round hole.
The kid who just never really seemed to fit the part of star NASCAR […]

Fri, 11/14/14 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Hamlin: Fail Of 2010 Is Going Propel Team In 2014
Pomona II Means It’s Force Vs. Hagan Time
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NHRA Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan knows the road to his second world championship likely will run through John Force, drag racing’s consummate showman.
So, armed with a 21-point/two-rounds of racing lead heading into the season-ending 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals…it’s on with the show!
“It’s going to be one hell of a show, and I’m […]

Fri, 11/14/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Pomona II Means It’s Force Vs. Hagan Time
Enders-Stevens Ready To Make Pro Stock History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In a career marked by multiple “firsts” and one made-for-TV movie, the script for Erica Enders-Stevens’ NHRA sequel is all about celebrating Pro Stock herstory.
Enders-Stevens is poised to become the first woman to win a Pro Stock world championship during this weekend’s season-ending 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at […]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 18:18 | Comments Off on Enders-Stevens Ready To Make Pro Stock History
‘The Sarge’ Hits Pomona With Sights Set On No. 8
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The 2014 version of Tony Schumacher’s biggest-ever week was just getting started on Tuesday and it was already decision time. And, as one would expect from a guy who races cars at well over 300 mph, Schumacher was quick and decisive when it mattered a ton.
“Oreo,” the seven-time NHRA Top […]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 10:43 | Comments Off on ‘The Sarge’ Hits Pomona With Sights Set On No. 8
Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful coronary bypass surgery Wednesday in Houston after being diagnosed with blockages on Monday.
Foyt, 79, was admitted into Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday with intermittent chest pains but initial testing results were inconclusive. However, a cardiac catheterization procedure performed Monday revealed blockages in arteries where […]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
Takes On Free Passes, Hip Checks, Bad Ice Cream
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Four quick thoughts (cut down from 10 because of the new elimination format) from last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:
1. The Sprint Cup series will  not roll into South Florida with the winds of excitement at its back. While Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway produced the Final Four drivers in […]

Wed, 11/12/14 – 10:04 | One Comment
Rosberg Sets Stage For Silver Arrows Shootout
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writter
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Mercedes AMG teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take their spirited intramural squabble for the 2014 World Driving Championship to the season-finale at Abu Dhabi, while attempting to answer Formula One’s question du jour.
Is it more difficult to compete for a championship against your teammate or a driver from […]

Mon, 11/10/14 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Rosberg Sets Stage For Silver Arrows Shootout