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Kevin Harvick, who has suffered back-to-back lousy finishes in the first round of the 16-driver, 10-race, elimination-format Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship this year, was the guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference.
Harvick, who crashed in the first Chase race and ran out of fuel with three laps to go in the second, left the […]

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Force Hood Is Early No. 1
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force Hood powered her Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a leading performance of 4.195 seconds at 295.14 mph to pace […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 21:24 | Comments Off on Force Hood Is Early No. 1
Cup Notes: Parking Problems
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Tony Stewart’s qualifying effort gives the two-time champion’s team a rare opportunity to set up shop in the coveted pit box one near the exit of pit road.
“I’ll probably miss it because I don’t normally remember where pit box one is,” Stewart joked. “We got it last […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 17:58 | One Comment
Tony Stewart Blasts Way To The Pole At Texas
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Tony Stewart broke a 155-race qualifying losing streak on Friday by capturing the top starting position for Sunday’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
It was Stewart’s first pole position since he turned the fastest qualifying lap at Martinsville Speedway in October 2005.
It was the 11th […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 16:59 | One Comment
Logano Claims Nationwide Pole
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday’s O’Reilly 300 Nationwide Series race when he turned a qualifying lap at 185.663 mph at Texas Motor Speedway.
The pole was the third of the season for Logano in the series. He also was fastest qualifier at Auto Club Speedway and Nashville.
“It’s good,” Logano said of his car. […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Logano Claims Nationwide Pole
Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne
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Fort Worth, Texas – The co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports fully expects lame duck NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne to fulfill his contract with the Ford Racing team in 2010.
“Not only do I expect that, the one thing that I do know well is what a gentleman Kasey Kahne is,” Foster Gillett, son […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 13:38 | Comments Off on Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne
Martin Vows To Drive in 2012
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Tex. – Mark Martin isn’t ready to hang up his helmet just yet.
Kasey Kahne was named earlier this week as driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet, beginning in 2012. That ride is currently occupied by Martin.
But the 51-year-old Martin said today at Texas Motor Speedway that he […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 12:08 | Comments Off on Martin Vows To Drive in 2012
Nur Ali Has Come A Long Way In Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – When Barkat and Farida Ali touched-down with their family at DFW Airport in 1983, son Nur already was fluent in German, Urdu and Hindi.
That won’t get an 8-year-old boy very far on the streets of Fort Worth, the city that proudly proclaims it is “Where the […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 11:43 | 3 Comments
Woody: Kahne Fast Off Track Too
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s something odd about this week’s announcement that Kasey Kahne is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports to drive for Hendrick Motorsports.
Kasey can’t get in a Hendrick car until the 2012 season. Hendrick has four drivers signed through 2011, and four is the max permitted by NASCAR.
Since Kahne can’t join Hendrick until […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 6:31 | Comments Off on Woody: Kahne Fast Off Track Too
Piquet Loving Life In The Land Of Opportunity
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – The Americanization of Nelson Piquet Jr. continues in a stock car this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Brazilian with the famous surname is attempting to distance himself from an international scandal.
Piquet Jr., son of three-time Formula One World Driving Champion Nelson Piquet, is scheduled […]

Thu, 04/15/10 – 17:28 | One Comment
Minter: Martin Becomes Lame Duck
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If all the facts in the  Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports are as they seem, Mark Martin will be in a mighty awkward spot next year.
Kahne has been signed by Hendrick to drive the No. 5 car, the one Martin’s now in, beginning in 2012. But he’s going to be […]

Thu, 04/15/10 – 8:53 | One Comment