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Kyle Larson’s big West Coast weekend continued Saturday as the Chip Ganassi Racing driver won the Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Larson, who on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race at Auto Club, edged Joey Logano of Team Penske for the win.
Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing […]

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Talladega Is Extra Spooky This Weekend
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Halloween is going to be a whole lot scarier for a lot of folks Sunday.
Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.6-mile asphalt House of Horrors, is a known for lots of tricks and very few treats.
It’s a spooky place even with the lights on.
Things often go bump in the daytime – big, loud […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Talladega Is Extra Spooky This Weekend
Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Back in the day, it made editors very uncomfortable when their writers asked them if they could write something about the media or another media member. Journalists should just not write about journalists was the unwritten, though highly malleable, rule.
Over the next couple days, however, a lot of racing journalists […]

Sat, 10/30/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Tony Schumacher nailed the provisional pole position in Top Fuel Friday during the first day of qualifying for the Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The defending world champion stopped the clock in 3.812-seconds at a sizzling 325.14 mph during the second session and that was good enough for the No. […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 21:45 | Comments Off on Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
I would just like to take a few paragraphs to issue some words of thanks. They go out to other professional sports in America and are inspired by some recent headlines.
I thank those sports for making auto racing and racing fans look […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 20:35 | 2 Comments
Hornaday On Truck Pole
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon.
Hornaday, the defending series champion, had a fast lap at the 2.66-mile oval at 181.230 mph.
He will be going for his second straight victory as he won his first race of the season a week ago at […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 17:21 | One Comment
Kanaan Leaves Andretti
One of the highest profile team/driver relationships in open wheel racing has ended.
Andretti Autosport and driver Tony Kanaan announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to terminate their current multi-year contract. Kanaan has been released from his duties as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver at Andretti Autosport and allows him to sign with another […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 13:20 | Comments Off on Kanaan Leaves Andretti
NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Cory McClenathan will be points-racing without apology this weekend in a late-season bid for his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
McClenathan trails two-time champ Larry Dixon of Al-Anabi Racing by 89 points heading into the opening two rounds of qualifications Friday afternoon for the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 12:59 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points
Hood: Intimidator On Prowl Tops ‘Dega Memories
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Sunday’s AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will mark a personal milestone during my time as a NASCAR fan and journalist.
In 1980, I made my first visit to the 2.66-mile tri-oval that was billed in those days as Alabama International Motor Speedway. On a blistering hot Sunday in early […]

Fri, 10/29/10 – 6:11 | 3 Comments
Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Matt Hagan is a guy who is comfortable not only in his own skin, but also in his own bib overalls.
It’s the outfit of choice on Hagan’s 800-acre farm and Angus cattle ranch in Christiansburg,Va., where the NHRA’s Funny Car points-leader is an authority on all topics agrarian.
“Farming, I’ve always […]

Thu, 10/28/10 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
Minter: A Trip To Talladega Begins With A Prayer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations heading into this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway:
It seems ironic that on one hand, the NFL is in the news with league officials cracking down on rough hits, promising to suspend players who cross the line between fair play and unnecessary roughness.
On the other hand, the NASCAR […]

Thu, 10/28/10 – 5:41 | One Comment