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During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

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Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Were I tweeting, this would be my top 10 on Sunday (with footnotes):
1. Hamlin, M. Ford back on track at Michigan. Denny: “We made a magic adjustment and the car just took off.”
( No. 11 Crew Chief Mike Ford and his driver are on their […]

Mon, 06/20/11 – 7:47 | One Comment
Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
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Robert Hight set the national NHRA Funny Car speed record at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers and won his fourth race of the season in doing so.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at Bristol Dragway in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 22:37 | Comments Off on Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
Franchitti Gets The Victory At Milwaukee
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Dario Franchitti won the Milwaukee 225 IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. on Sunday afternoon.
Franchitti led much of the race but got the lead for the final time when leader Helio Castroneves had to pit with a bum tire with just over 20 laps to go.
Once in the lead, Franchitti checked […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Gets The Victory At Milwaukee
Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS
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Denny Hamlin took the lead coming out of the pits on the final pit stops of the day, held off Matt Kenseth over the final five laps and won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Kenseth finished second and Kyle Busch, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was third.
The […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS
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Craig Dollansky completed a sweep of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Duel in the Dakotas on Saturday night at River Cities Speedway in Twin Forks when he swept past Jason Sides on the high side in the final corner and charged to the checkered flag.
It was a reversal of fortune for Dollansky, who […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Dollansky Tops In N.D.
Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a big day today. It’s one that has fans and Sprint Cup drivers contemplating and remembering. It’s one which produces smiles in some and sadness in others.
Nope, not talking about Fathers Day here. It’s the day of the first race in which Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have come […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 9:07 | Comments Off on Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry
Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
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Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway, where the circuit is racing this weekend, have a way of turning into gas mileage/strategy races, as have several recent races in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
The reasons races play out that way are numerous. For starters, the caution periods in the latter part of the […]

Sun, 06/19/11 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Bernstein, Tasca On Pole In Bristol
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Bob Tasca raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car Saturday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s noon eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Bernstein, Tasca On Pole In Bristol
Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile
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Dario Franchitti on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.
Joining him on the front row Sunday will be Helio Castroneves.
“It was a combination of the car and the setup was really close to being perfect and I just hung on to it,” said Franchitti, whose […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile
Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
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Carl Edwards got his fourth victory of the season when he won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was his second at MIS.
The victory also gave Edwards his fourth straight finish of second or better in the Nationwide Series.
Finishing second was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan