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Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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Montoya Races To Cup Pole At Richmond
Juan Pablo Montoya on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 Sprint Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway.
Montoya, in an Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, had a fast lap at 128.639 mph to win the pole.
It was Montoya’s second pole of the season as he was fastest in qualifying at Auto […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 17:45 | Comments Off on Montoya Races To Cup Pole At Richmond
Edwards Wins Richmond NNS Pole
Carl Edwards won the pole for Friday night’s Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Edwards’ pole-winning lap was at 125.046 mph.  It is his fourth pole of the season.
Edwards, in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, has two victories in the series this season. He has 31 victories in his […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Richmond NNS Pole
Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Shoved off the pages of London’s racy tabloids by William and Catherine and the royal wedding, Mike Conway quietly has reassumed the role of loyal British subject…in search of his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory.
Conway snapped an 0-for-25 winless streak dating to 2009 by winning the 37th annual Toyota Grand […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 10:35 | Comments Off on Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
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A few random observations on a sunny morning in Georgia after a night of scary storms, one of which hit awfully close to Atlanta Motor Speedway, a track that was devastated by a tornado back in 2005.
The new rules that prevents drivers from competing for points in more than one division has put some new […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Minter: Top Drivers Not Putting Up Top Numbers
Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Helio Castroneves will be on double-secret probation this weekend, when the IZOD IndyCar Series  travels to his native Brazil for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.
Castroneves’ No. 3 Dallara/Honda was involved in two separate incidents within five laps of each other during the series’ most recent event, the 37th annual […]

Thu, 04/28/11 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
Harris: Contentious Busch Now A Contender
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
A lot of you probably read the classic “Waiting for Godot’’ while you were in school.
Basically, it’s about waiting for something that may or may not ever happen. That’s pretty much the way I feel about the future success of Kyle Busch in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.
It’s doubtful that anybody, […]

Thu, 04/28/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Harris: Contentious Busch Now A Contender
Woody: Ricky Craven Re-Lives Hiccup Finish
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville, Tenn. – It was a micro-second that would define Ricky Craven’s 25-year racing career.
In a 2003 race at Darlington, Craven nipped Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds, the closest finish ever recorded in a NASCAR race since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993.
A couple of weeks ago at Talladega, that […]

Wed, 04/27/11 – 10:23 | 2 Comments
Woody: It Will Be A Hollow Hall Without D.W.
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Which of the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 should be inducted?
Every one of ‘em.
But since Oz, or whoever’s behind the curtain, is adamant about restricting each class to five, here’s my choices for the third round:
Darrell Waltrip
Cale Yarborough
Fireball Roberts
Curtis Turner
Tim Flock
How there can be […]

Tue, 04/26/11 – 7:29 | 12 Comments
Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
NASCAR’s Kyle Busch was named recipient of the Driver of the Year Foundation’s Driver of the Year award for the first quarter of the 2011 auto racing season, it was announced Monday.
Busch beat out fellow NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick in voting for the award.
Helping Busch earn the award – which goes to […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 14:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Honored With DOTY
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time […]

Mon, 04/25/11 – 9:12 | 2 Comments