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HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman [...]

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Hornaday Clinches Truck Title
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Ron Hornaday Jr. clinched the 2009 Camping World Truck Series championship Friday night when he finished fourth in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
The championship is Hornaday’s fourth in the series.
“Maybe I will have to build another trophy case,” Hornaday said after nailing No. 4 to the wall.
He got it by keeping Matt [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 21:56 | Comments Off
Dixon Moves To Top Of Top Fuel
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There is a new points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel category.
Larry Dixon is now in front by one point after he earned the three points for being top qualifier in the division on Friday afternoon at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Dixon earned the provisional pole for the season-ending, championship-deciding event in [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
Truex On Pole For PIR Cup Race
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Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway from the pole as a result of turning a lap a 135.120 mph in qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Starting second in the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 will be Kurt Busch.
Jimmie Johnson, the points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Warning! Do Not Bet Against Hendrick At PIR
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Avondale, Ariz. – When it comes to predicting a winner in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, it’s difficult to bet against the four-car Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut.
Mark Martin led 157 laps at Phoenix International Raceway in April and wound up snapping a 98-race winless streak.
Jimmie Johnson, who has never finished off the [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Sauter On Pole In Trucks
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Johnny Sauter won the pole for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race when he laid down a lap at 131.019 mph on Friday afternoon.
Second fastest in qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway was Kevin Harvick.
Ron Hornaday Jr., who can clinch the series championship this weekend at PIR as he has a 197-point [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Harris: GM Is Winning On Sundays
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It’s been  a lousy year for General Motors, but you’d never know it from the results on NASCAR’s premier tracks.
As we head into the penultimate Sprint Cup race of the 2009 season, Chevrolets have just about decimated the rest of the Cup field.
That’s pretty obvious if you note that Chevy drivers Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 16:59 | 3 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Phoenix
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Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Phoenix International Raceway
Sunday November 15, 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Mark Martin became Phoenix’s oldest pole and race winner when he won both in the spring. Kyle Busch is also the youngest pole and race winner, but he set those records on different race dates… Jimmie Johnson has the most wins [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
No Pressure For Dixon, Just Opportunity
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His genuine appreciation of NHRA history has kept Larry Dixon grounded during a career highlighted by two Top Fuel world championships… and by dusk on Sunday, perhaps a third.
In a script worthy of soapnet.com, Dixon trails six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher by one point heading into Thursday’s [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Minter: Not All Issues Mechanical
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random racing thoughts on a rainy night in Georgia….
Racing success and failure is often more about mechanical issues than many casual fans sometimes realize. Then again there can be factors that no engineer or mechanic can fix. During the press conference at Talladega a couple weeks ago, in which Lance McGrew officially lost [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 7:45 | 4 Comments
Classic Shaping Up In Pomona
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Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon entered the final race of the season separated by a single point and in the first round of qualifying the gap was just a thousandth of a second.
Lined up side-by-side for the final pass of the first day of qualifying at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals Thursday, Schumacher, the points [...]

Thu, 11/12/09 – 20:26 | Comments Off