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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Game On: Title Fight Breaks Out At Chicagoland
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having just lopped 36 points off Will Power’s once-cushy advantage Saturday night, Dario Franchitti was asked to reassess his IZOD IndyCar Series championship chances with three races remaining.
“Trust me,” Franchitti said, “I’ll be pedaling as hard as I can.”
Franchitti and his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team used a clever bit […]

Sat, 08/28/10 – 20:47 | Comments Off on Game On: Title Fight Breaks Out At Chicagoland
Ambrose Bumps Villeneuve In Montreal Qualifying
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Marcos Ambrose won the pole and set a new track record in qualifying for Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Ambrose posted a speed of 97.115 mph over the 14-turn, 2.710 mile track during the multi-car qualifying format.
Ambrose, who went out in the final five-car group early Saturday evening, knocked hometown hero […]

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Graf, Porsche On Mosport Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Trying to claw his way back into the American Le Mans Series LMP championship, Klaus Graf won the pole in the Muscle Milk Porsche Spdyer in preparation for Sunday’s race at Mosport International Raceway.
Graf edged Chris Dyson’s Lola-Mazda and the HPD ARX-01c of Simon Pagenaud to take Team Cytosport’s first pole […]

Sat, 08/28/10 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Graf, Porsche On Mosport Pole
Pruett, Rojas Clinch Grand-Am Title
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched a record eighth victory this season in the Rolex Grand-Am race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and secured the championship with one race remaining for the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
“This was a big race for us to win,” said Pruett, whose team won […]

Sat, 08/28/10 – 15:33 | Comments Off on Pruett, Rojas Clinch Grand-Am Title
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Jason Meyers, who is almost always good on the Gold Rush Tour, was able to gain a significant amount of World of Outlaws points on Joey Saldana and Steve Kinser on Friday night, by winning the opener of the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway.
Myers got his ninth A-Feature win of the season and the […]

Sat, 08/28/10 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Meyers Making Move in WoO
NHRA Adjusts Schedule For 2011
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Inclusion of the Arizona Nationals as Round No. 4 of the six-race Countdown to the Championship, and a repositioning of the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, highlight the 2011 National Hot Rod Association Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA will mark its “60th Anniversary Celebration” via a 22-race national tour, with the most significant change […]

Sat, 08/28/10 – 7:09 | One Comment
Fogarty On Grand-Am Pole
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Jon Fogarty and Boris Said used Chevrolet power to lead a record-breaking pair of qualifying sessions Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and capture respective poles for Saturday’s Montreal 200, Round 11 of 12 in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
The two-hour race takes the green flag at […]

Fri, 08/27/10 – 22:41 | Comments Off on Fogarty On Grand-Am Pole
Busch Runs His NASCAR Win Streak To Four
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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After finishing behind Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol last weekend, Clint Bowyer jokingly called the winner of that race a “little turd”. Bowyer may soon have to change that to “big turd”.
Busch made it four straight victories in major NASCAR touring series races Friday night when […]

Fri, 08/27/10 – 22:15 | Comments Off on Busch Runs His NASCAR Win Streak To Four
Bodine Fastest in Joliet
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Todd Bodine on Friday afternoon won the pole for Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race.
Bodine, the series points leader, posted a time of 31.063 seconds at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
His speed of 173.840 mph was a new track record.
Austin Dillon was second quickest in the session with a lap in 31.097 seconds.
James Buescher […]

Fri, 08/27/10 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Bodine Fastest in Joliet
Briscoe Rides To Peak Pole
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Ryan Briscoe on Friday won the pole for this weekend’s Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil 300 IZOD IndyCar Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Team Penske driver’s speed was 216.346 mph.
“The car today was just spot on,” said Briscoe, who won from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway in early June. “I didn’t want to be […]

Fri, 08/27/10 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Briscoe Rides To Peak Pole