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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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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
Dollansky Stars In Texas
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Craig Dollansky has been fast in 2010, but plagued with bad luck in nearly every one of the first five World of Outlaws events of the season. That changed on Friday night at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.
Dollansky turned in a very strong performance from start to finish en route to picking up his […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Dollansky Stars In Texas
Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone
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Have you heard something about the Indy Racing League kicking off its season Sunday?
Me neither.
I thought maybe it had changed its name and entered the FBI’s witness protection program.
I snooped around, did some digging, paid an informant, and discovered that the IRL is scheduled to run the Sao Paulo Indy 300.
You’ve gotta give the IRL […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 7:55 | 14 Comments
Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
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The rain let up Friday afternoon and the NHRA cars finally got onto the track for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida.
Grabbing the poles were Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Junior Pippin (Pro Stock Motorcycle) during a day that was shortened to just […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb
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In Carl Edwards’ world, someone with a bigger stick than NASCAR president Mike Helton and Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush spoke on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, Scotts, which sponsored Edwards’ No. 99 Ford in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, made it very clear that the type of behavior shown by the […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 7:21 | 12 Comments
Minter: Atlanta Was Site Of Another Huge Incident
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or because I dwell too much on the past, but I can’t help but think of the ironies in the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski situation at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday.
It seems like just a few races back that Edwards was involved in another late-race […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 21:37 | 8 Comments
Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
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KV Racing Technology announced Thursday that Mario Moraes will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. He will drive the #32 Banco Panamericano – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car at this weekend’s season opening Saõ Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil.
“We are very pleased to have Mario back in the seat […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
US F1 Owners Face Penalties
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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On the eve of the first round of the Formula One World Championship in Bahrain, the FIA began looking into penalties for US F1 directors Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, who failed to get cars to the grid for Sunday’s season-opening race in Bahrain despite an official entry. Elsewhere, the sport’s […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 15:45 | One Comment
Rain Postpones Gatornationals
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Persistent rain showers and a forecast for more showers and thunderstorms throughout the day forced NHRA officials to postpone Thursday’s scheduled racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Weather permitting, racing will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Friday’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for noon and 2:45 […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Gatornationals