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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the weeks leading up to this year’s Chase, Tony Stewart was doing his reverse-Polyanna thing. No way, he was telling people, that he had a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship.
Then came September and three straight top-seven finishes – finishes which were topped by the Chase-opening victory […]

Sun, 09/25/11 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet
Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas
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ENNIS, Texas _ Cruz Pedregon realizes all the numbers, team-wise, are against him every time he straps into his nitro Funny Car.
The four-car juggernaut fielded by Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing’s three-car armada present a formidable road-block on many fronts for a single-car team like Pedregon’s. “The Cruzer” figures that’s unfair enough – […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas
Busch Dominates Truck Race In N.H.

Kyle Busch easily won Saturday’s F.W. Webb 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch finished 3.816 seconds ahead of runner-up Austin Dillon to post his sixth win in 14 starts this season and the 30th victory of his career.
“We haven’t had the best of runs at the mile-and-a-half tracks and the […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Busch Dominates Truck Race In N.H.
Earnhardt’s Race For Respect Picking Up Steam
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t getting much respect these days, at least among the pundits of the sport.
Those in the media who make predictions about who will contend for or win championships don’t give Earnhardt much of a chance to do either this season.
Looking at the results of […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt’s Race For Respect Picking Up Steam
Massey Still ‘Feeling The Power’ At Texas Strip
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – After a lifetime of weekends spent at the Texas Motorplex, there is no separating Spencer Massey – 2011 NHRA Top Fuel championship contender – from the wide-eyed little boy who first “smelled the nitro” here at age 4.
“I’ve always loved living and breathing drag racing and I […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 9:47 | Comments Off on Massey Still ‘Feeling The Power’ At Texas Strip
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Joey Saldana returned to Eldora Speedway, site of some of his greatest victories and scariest crashes, with hopes of winning his second consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race since missing nine weeks to injury.
Saldana dominated once again, winning for the second time this season at the historic half-mile dirt track in Rossburg, Ohio.
Twice […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 9:07 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins Again At Eldora
Being Cool With Fuel Could Decide Chase Title
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LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman has an engineering degree from Purdue University and a pretty darn good understanding of the way things work in a race engine. But, like everyone else, he struggles to figure out of the best way to conserve fuel during NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Asked what makes a difference in saving fuel, […]

Sat, 09/24/11 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Worsham Starts Fast In Texas
Del Worsham of Al-Anabi Racing raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their divisions at the second of six races in the Full Throttle […]

Fri, 09/23/11 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Worsham Starts Fast In Texas
Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012
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Andretti Autosport and Chevrolet announced today that the auto manufacturer will provide the Andretti Autosport entries with its new Chevy IndyCar V-6 racing engine for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Andretti Autosport, led by team owner and CEO Michael Andretti, has recorded 39 victories in the IZOD IndyCar Series dating back to the team’s entry into […]

Fri, 09/23/11 – 19:54 | Comments Off on Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012
Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon

Ryan Newman won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
To get the pole, Newman had to wait out a rain delay that began with him and four other drivers still in the pits and waiting to qualify.
Second on the starting grid will be Kasey Kahne and […]

Fri, 09/23/11 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon