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Doug Kalitta raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also raced to victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event west of Cleveland.
Kalitta earned his 37th career victory by […]

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Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
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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 […]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup […]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 8:19 | One Comment
Keselowski Wins Talladega; Field Set For ‘Eliminator Round’
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Brad Keselowski basically had one chance to continue his bid to win a second Sprint Cup championship when Sunday’s cutdown race at Talladega began. The 2012 champ had to win. And win he did and on goes the Team Penske driver’s comeback season.
The victory was sixth of the season and, obviously, his biggest.
“So special,” he […]

Sun, 10/19/14 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Talladega; Field Set For ‘Eliminator Round’
‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR champion Terry Labonte will bookend a stellar Sprint Cup Series career that began at Darlington Raceway in 1978 with his 890th and (really) final start in today’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Through NASCAR’s evolution from regional curiosity to national obsession, “Texas Terry” has remained unflappable and largely underappreciated during […]

Sun, 10/19/14 – 7:27 | Comments Off on ‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
Vickers, Confusion Reign In Talladega Qualifying
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at […]

Sat, 10/18/14 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Vickers, Confusion Reign In Talladega Qualifying
Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with on-track and off-track brawls breaking out. Brad Keselowski of Team Penske was involved in much of it.
He clipped some cars on the track and in pits and then, as he walked to his motorhome, was jumped by Matt Kenseth.
On Friday at Talladega, Kenseth and […]

Fri, 10/17/14 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Every person in the world who knows the feeling of Nomex on skin wants to win a major automobile racing championship. Then there are those few who need to win one. And there, perhaps, sits Kevin Harvick today.
For reasons of history and legitimacy and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick, […]

Fri, 10/17/14 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds
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As Formula One’s globetrotting tour prepares for its lone visit to the United States, Lewis Hamilton’s march to a second World Driving Championship continues to be tempered by Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.
Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix extended his lead over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points en route […]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 8:16 | One Comment
Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Az. – As warm as the temperatures were Tuesday during a 90-plus degree test session at Phoenix International Raceway, it likely paled miserably to the heat Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are under.
For them, with their NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lives on the line entering Sunday’s […]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 6:28 | Comments Off on Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
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NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:
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Tue, 10/14/14 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart