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Nico Rosberg out ran Mercedes AMG teammate and long-crowned 2015 Formula One teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix On Sunday.
Hamilton, who clinched the championship at the U.S. Grand Prix last month, finished 8.2 seconds behind Rosberg at the Yas Marina road course.
The victory was the sixth of the season for Germany’s […]

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Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – There are a lot of race fans, myself included, maybe even a majority, who are uncomfortable with change.
We prefer Darlington and Martinsville over the newer tracks on the NASCAR circuit. We keep hoping that Mark Martin has lots of wins left in him, and that Bill Elliott […]

Sat, 05/15/10 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds
Force Hood, Dixon On Top
Ashley Force Hood raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Matt Smith also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Force Hood continued to have success at Atlanta Dragway, site of her milestone first career victory in […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 20:41 | One Comment
Almirola Gets First Truck Win
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Dover, Del. – A race short on drama ratcheted up the excitement during the closing laps when Aric Almirola pulled away from the field on a green-white-checkered flag finish to capture Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dover 200.
It was the 26-year-old Almirola’s first victory in 55 career starts in NASCAR’s truck series.
“It’s such a […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Almirola Gets First Truck Win
Truex On Dover Cup Pole
Martin Truex Jr. captured his first pole of the season Friday when he turned the fastest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Truex, driving for Michael Waltrip Racing, turned a lap at 157.315 mph.
The pole was the fifth of Truex’s career. He will enter Sunday’s race ranked 13th in points.
Truex’s […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 15:22 | Comments Off on Truex On Dover Cup Pole
Dover Not Immune From Downturn
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Corrspondent
Dover, Del. – Denis McGlynn has worked at Dover International Speedway since 1972 when he started in public relations and promotions. Now, he’s the president and CEO.
So McGlynn, 64, knows auto racing can be a roller coaster ride: you’re up for a few years, then there’s a dip. This time, […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Dover Notes: Double Talking
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith floated an idea earlier this week that a driver should be paid a $20 million bonus if he can win the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
Smith said he’d like to see Indy start early in the day and […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 12:15 | Comments Off on Dover Notes: Double Talking
Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers could be released from a Washington D.C. hospital as early as today.
Red Bull Racing Team General Manager and Vice President Jay Frye confirmed Friday morning during a press conference at Dover International Speedway that the 26-year-old Vickers experienced discomfort in his […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
Chad Layton on Thursday night scored his first career A-Feature win with the series and extended the Pennsylvania Posse’s win streak over the World of Outlaws to five after they swept all four races at the track in 2009.
Layton started on the pole and led the first 11 laps before Kraig Kinser got around him. […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Layton Gets First Outlaws Victory
Dark Memories Of Atlanta
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The way Funny Car driver Jack Beckman has it figured, if you’re going to be the underdog in a drag race, your best friend is a dramatic change in racing conditions.
Last year’s Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway provided him just the opportunity he needed to upset Ashley Force Hood, who […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Dark Memories Of Atlanta
Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
(This is the fifth and final installment on the early days of RacinToday’s NASCAR and stock car racing.)
Beyond the competitive elements of honor and defiance plus the inherent violence of motor racing, why was stock car racing so popular in the Southeast and its predominant populations of Scot-Irish, English […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule