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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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Race Day: This Is About As Close As It Gets
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fans keep hearing that this year’s Sprint Cup points race is one of the closest in recent history. Three drivers separated by 59 points with just today’s Kobalt 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to go.
Why is it so close, with Denny Hamlin, Jimmie […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 10:08 | One Comment
Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
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NHRA’s recently revised oildown policy did not factor into either Top Fuel or Funny Car qualifying for the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
But potentially championship-altering consequences remain during Sunday’s final eliminations at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., to the chagrin of several key players.
“I don’t know how the team owners […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
Pedley: Busch Put His Finger On Sports History
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Kyle Busch, this week, apologized to NASCAR and race fans for the obscene gesture he issued from the cockpit of his Sprint Cup car last Sunday and that’s probably appropriate.
Busch need not apologize, however, to voters on the panel which selects inclusion into the Obscene Gesture Hall […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 6:23 | 2 Comments
Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Greg Anderson said earlier this week that were he to win this year’s NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock championship, it would feel better than the other three he has won.
That because of the fact that he has gone four years since his last championship and he was beginning to wonder […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 21:40 | Comments Off on Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR
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Carl Edwards made it two Nationwide Series victories in a row Saturday afternoon when he won the Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards, who won last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, led a race-best 153 laps.
To get the victory, his fourth of the season, he had to hold off  Kevin Harvick over the final 25 […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR
Logano To Start From Pole In NNS
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Joey Logano captured the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver set a new track record with his run.
Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing will start the race second.
Third was Justin Allgaier in a Penske Racing Dodge.
Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were fourth and fifth respectively.
The […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Logano To Start From Pole In NNS
Bowyer Wins Truck Race, Bodine Wins Championship
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Clint Bowyer won the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night but Todd Bodine won the championship.
Bowyer had no problem holding off Kyle Busch over the final laps and went on to win easily. Busch finished second.
Johnny Sauter finished third.
The victory was the second for Bowyer in eight […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 22:01 | Comments Off on Bowyer Wins Truck Race, Bodine Wins Championship
Force Picks Up A Big Point
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John Force picked up a critical bonus point in qualifying Friday at the 46th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals to move back within two rounds of points-leader Matt Hagan in the race for the 2010 Funny Car championship.
The one bonus point he earned for the third-quickest pass during Friday’s second qualifying session drew him to […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Force Picks Up A Big Point
Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
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Carl Edwards will start on the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway thanks to a field-best qualifying lap on Friday afternoon.
And A.J. Allmendinger will start without a clue to what his future holds.
Edwards turned a fast lap of 136.389 mph. The pole is the third of the season for the Roush […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 18:59 | Comments Off on Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch and Tony Kanaan have a sweet relationship. Busch drives a Sprint Cup car sponsored by the company which makes M&Ms candies and Kanaan used to drive an Indycar sponsored by the same company and was sponsored by Snickers candy bars.
Could they become even better friends in the future?
Could […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler