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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Ingram: Skullduggery At Work In Atlanta? 
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Among the discussions and brickbats about Carl Edwards intentionally wrecking a rival in Atlanta, one question has often been overlooked. You have to wonder if Brad Keselowski would have been rammed by Edwards if the latter’s teammate was leading the race.
When drivers are regularly allowed to […]

Mon, 03/15/10 – 6:52 | One Comment
Records Scratched at Gatornationals
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It was a Don Schumacher Racing kind of day at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals on Sunday as two drivers from that team fought it out in the Top Fuel finals.
It was not a John Force Racing kind of day.
Tony Schumacher added a fourth Gatornationals victory to his resume as he beat teammate Antron Brown in […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Records Scratched at Gatornationals
Will Power Captures IndyCar Season-Opener
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Will Power of Team Penske won the IndyCar Series season-opening race Sunday, beating Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport to the finish line by 1.8 seconds in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The victory was the second of Power’s IndyCar career. He won from the pole in Edmonton last year.
The win came in Power’s first race back from a […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 13:56 | 4 Comments
Sides Has No Problems In Houston
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On Saturday night at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, Jason Sides drove 40 hard laps to win The Texas Showdown and earn his first victory of 2010 and the fifth of his World of Outlaws career.
While there were only two official lead changes at the line, Sides and Tim Kaeding swapped the top spot […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Sides Has No Problems In Houston
Gresham An Off-Week Hot Spot
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Jefferson, Ga. – A pair of former NASCAR Sprint Cup champions spent some time this week at Gresham Motorsports Park, a refurbished facility located about an hour northeast of Atlanta.
On Tuesday, 2004 Cup champion Kurt Busch tested his No. 2 Dodge on the freshly-paved half-mile paved oval, which was previously known as Peach State Speedway.
“This […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 7:51 | One Comment
Minter: Edwards’ Nice-Guy Rep Is Up In The Air
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski saga moves forward, one of the bigger questions will be what the incident, on top of others before it, does to Edwards’ image.
There’s no doubt he’s been a media favorite, as he’s been open and cooperative since he first came on the NASCAR scene back […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 7:29 | 8 Comments
Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Remember Andre Ribiero? Tens of millions of Brazilians do and quite vividly. Ribiero became a national hero a decade and a half ago when he won the CART race in Rio de Janeiro.
This weekend, a handful of other Brazilian drivers will be seeking to become heroes in front of their […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 7:28 | One Comment
Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) shined during the second day of racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals.
The day was particularly good for Edwards, who also won the delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals event, defeating surprise finalist Bob Yonke in the final.
After two […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
IndyCar Qualifying Postponed
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Qualifying for the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar Series race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been postponed.
Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, it has been moved to Sunday morning at 8:30.
The reason for the postponement was that the track was slippery in spots. Several drivers crashed in the slippery areas during practice on Saturday.
The series and promoters […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 14:37 | One Comment
Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
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Effective immediately, John Medlen, formerly of John Force Racing, has joined Don Schumacher Racing, and will be co-crew chief, with Tommy DeLago, on the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Matt Hagan in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
A former race-car and race-boat driver, Medlen is best known as a designer, fabricator […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher