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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
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When Kevin Harvick took the seat of the deceased Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 2001, a lot of people figured that Harvick would most certainly become a Sprint Cup champion. It’s taken 13 years but on Sunday, Harvick proved those people correct.
Harvick won Sunday’s season-ending race and with it, the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
The victory was […]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some pre-race thoughts on Sunday’s  season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
You have to remember that Wonderbread – that gooey, relatively tasteless and nutritionally neutral (at best) thing that kids seem to like but doctors say to avoid – is sliced. You have to remember that when somebody compares […]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 10:13 | One Comment
Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
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Tony Schumacher woke up Saturday as a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion. He went to bed Saturday night as an eight-time champ.
Schumacher clinched the 2014 championship when closest challenger
Spencer Massey failed to improve on his sixth-place qualifying position at the close of time trials for the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway.
Schumacher […]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 23:00 | Comments Off on Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
Kenseth Wins Final NNS Race
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Matt Kenseth won the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday.
Chase Elliott, who had clinched the driver’s championship last Saturday in Phoenix driving for JR Motorsports, finished 17th after scraping the outside wall late in the race.
Brad Keselowski finished eighth to give Roger Penske the owners’ championship.
Elliott also received […]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Final NNS Race
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
NASCAR Wire Service
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