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ENNIS, Texas – Funny Car icon John Force was foaming at the mouth Saturday after an uncharacteristic red-light cost him a victory against Matt Hagan during the delayed Race 1 final of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at the Texas Motorplex.
Force outran Hagan over the 1,000-foot distance of the Motorplex’s all-concrete surface with a [...]

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Woody: Danica Bashing Stinks
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the aftermath of Danica Patrick’s announced plan to stick her toe into NASCAR’s Nationwide pool next year, I’ve been surprised by the amount of hostile fan response.
Is Danica fiery and temperamental?
Yes she is. Just like A.J. Foyt used to be.
Is she a tough, take-no-prisoners racer?
You bet. Just like The Intimidator was.
Has she proven she [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 9:40 | 18 Comments
New Crew Chiefs For KHI
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Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Friday that Dave Fuge and Doug George have joined the organization’s Camping World Truck Series program.
Fuge will lead the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet Silverado driven by four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and George will serve as crew chief of the No. 2 Truck which will feature several NASCAR Sprint [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 8:22 | Comments Off
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Indianapolis – Race fans visiting the IMS Online Store and Brickyard Authentics Gift Shop locations during the holiday season can purchase a candy cane tree ornament to benefit charity through Shop For A Cause program.
The candy ornaments cost $3 each, with $2 from each sale being donated to The Salvation Army. The ornaments can be [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 11:16 | One Comment
Drivers Pumped By New Tires
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Two dozen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series teams came away from a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway impressed with the Pirelli tires they will be using when the 2010 season begins with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31.
“Perfect,” said Max Angelelli, driver of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara.
“The tires are [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 8:12 | One Comment
Road Atlanta Gets Intercontinental Cup
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The Automobile Club de L’Ouest, which organizes the Le Mans 24-hour race, has announced a three-race Le Mans Intercontinental Cup championship for LMP1 cars beginning in September of 2010. It includes the 1,000-kilometer race at Silverstone and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a third Asian round to [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Memo: Cold Shoulder For Danica?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
James Brown sang that this is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothin, nothin, wahaaaa!, without a woman or a girl. When it comes to the NASCAR garages, you might run into the opinion that Brown was only half right.
The first half.
One of the interesting things about [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Grand-Am Cars Fire Up
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Twenty-four cars that were entered for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 December Test Days – a two-day Pirelli tire test at Daytona International Speedway – participated Tuesday in preparation for next month’s Rolex 24.
Some teams – including Action Express Racing (Daytona Prototype) and ZMG, Magnus Racing and [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:54 | 2 Comments