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Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
Force, who won the [...]

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Hight In A Strong Position
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Robert Hight says there is nothing lucky about his methodical march toward the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
“We have just outmuscled these guys,”  Hight said after defeating “Fast” Jack Beckman in Sunday’s final of the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, penultimate round of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff. Hight’s [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 7:28 | One Comment
Hight Is Vegas High Roller
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Spencer Massey, Robert Hight, Larry Morgan, and Andrew Hines claimed top honors at the Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey ran low e.t. of the day, 3.827, to defeat Larry Dixon, who smoked the tires early in the Top Fuel final.
Hight and Jack Beckman put on quite a show in the Funny Car final with Hight edging Beckman [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Johnson Closes In on Title
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Drivers hoping to put a dent in Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway wound up self-destructing during the final laps of the AMP Energy 500.
While NASCAR’s most dominant driver nursed his No. 48 Chevrolet to a sixth-place finish, his chief competition wound up crashing and running out fuel during [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 18:48 | Comments Off
McMurray Wins, Medicine Man Tanks At Talladega
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – After Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears the Creek Indian medicine man who performed a ceremony designed to put and end to the strange occurrences at the speedway needs to try a different potion.
Sunday’s list of strange and unexpected events was a rather long [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 17:02 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: Talladega
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Amp Energy 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action at Talladega!

Sun, 11/1/09 – 11:00 | 50 Comments
Race Day: Things Will Go Bump In The Day
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nobody bump drafts in open-wheel racing. Probably because if they did, there wouldn’t be anybody left with whom to bump draft by the end of the race as the entire field would be in the infield care center.
So, you would think that life-long open-wheeler Juan Pablo Montoya would be at [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Force Hood Faces ‘Bummer’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A blockbuster first-round pairing Sunday between Robert Hight and Ashley Force Hood looms as the potential pivotal point in their intramural battle for the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
Featuring teammates at John Force Racing, the Hight vs. Ford Hood matchup was set into motion following the conclusion of qualifying for the ninth annual NHRA [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 7:36 | 2 Comments
Busch Pushed To Succeed In Truck Race
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With a push from behind from teammate Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch passed leader Todd Bodine just a couple of hundred yards from the finish line to get the victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday.
The victory in the Mountain Dew 250 was the sixth of the season for Busch, [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 18:34 | One Comment
Talladega Notes: Bumping Bumped
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Drivers get black-flagged by officials in Sprint Cup races for goofy driving all the time. But during practice?
That is exactly what happened at Talladega Superspeedway as NASCAR called Michael Waltrip into the pits during practice.
Officials had warned drivers about dangerous bump-drafting at Talladega prior to the practice and when Waltrip started banging on the rear [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Rain Cancels Talladega Qualifying
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Rain has forced cancelation of Saturday’s qualifying for the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The drivers will line up for Sunday’s race based on points. That means Jimmie Johnson will be on the pole and Mark Martin will be next to him.
In the second row will be Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Sat, 10/31/09 – 11:36 | Comments Off