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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

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Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Many of he biggest, most serious media predictions about who will do what in the upcoming Sprint Cup season have not been released quite yet. But when they do start hitting the streets, Denny Hamlin has no illusions about where he will find his name.
Not at the top, the 29-year-old […]

Fri, 01/28/11 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
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Endurance racing specialist Jorg Bergmeister surprised even himself Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Asked by his team to attempt one more lap during the 15-minute session, Bergmeister laid down aDaytona Prototype track qualifying record time of 1:40.099 (128.033 mph) to capture the pole for Saturday’s 49th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.
North America’s most prestigious sports car […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The word “fun” gets wide use by stock-car and open-wheel drivers who cross over to the world of sportscar-racing at this time of year. Ask them why they are competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and they usually work that word in.
But for some of those cross-pollinators, […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
Reaction To Change Mounts
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Reaction to Wednesday’s announcement of changes to NASCAR’s point system began to roll in shortly after the announcement was made by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the annual media tour sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The reaction came from drivers, media and track officials and promoters.
Here […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Rolls Out Its New Point-Paying System
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced a series of rule changes Wednesday aimed at simplifying the points system, giving drivers more incentive to race for wins and adding entertainment value to each of the stock car organization’s three traveling professional series.
“Everyone is looking to make sure […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 19:14 | One Comment
Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
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Charlotte, N.C. – While NASCAR is ready to divulge its reworked points system for the Sprint Cup series, track owner Bruton Smith says money is far more important than points.

Smith, whose SMI owns tracks that will host 12 Sprint Cup races in 2011, said NASCAR needs to increase the winner’s purse to add some needed […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
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Simona de Silvestro’s future in the IZOD IndyCar Series is set for the next three seasons, theoretically at a pace that promises to be nuclear.
Keith Wiggins’ HVM Racing and Entergy Nuclear have entered into a three-year partnership as primary sponsor for de Silvestro, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
“It’s a really special feeling, and […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 9:07 | Comments Off on De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
Woody: Racing Doesn’t Need TV-Dictated Finishes
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Fox Sports Chairman David Hall believes if races were shortened it would solve the problem of waning NASCAR fan interest.
I’m not so sure.
If the racing is close and exciting, fans will stick with it no matter how long it takes to complete the race.
If the racing is boring, fans’ attention will […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 8:05 | One Comment
‘Sudden Sam’ Is Slammed Into Reverse
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – Sam Hornish Jr. has won an Indianapolis 500 and three IndyCar championships. But the what-have-you-done-lately world of auto racing has placed Hornish in a miserable limbo just weeks from the start of the 2011 season.
After three difficult and frustrating years of trying to master the bigger, heavier […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 17:46 | Comments Off on ‘Sudden Sam’ Is Slammed Into Reverse
Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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John Force Racing announced Tuesday that his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, and her husband are expecting a child and she will not drive a Funny Car for the JFR NHRA team this coming season.
Headed back to the cockpit for the team will be Mike Neff, a former driver for JFR […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011