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Martin Truex’s dominating weekend at Kansas Speedway was extended well into Sunday after noon as the Furniture Row Racing driver won from the pole at the 1.5-mile oval.
Truex led 91 of 267 laps in earning his seventh victory of the season in a race that featured some significant wrecks.
So good was his FRR Toyota that Truex […]

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Sammy Swindell used a three-lap sprint to the checkered flag at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to get his first World of Outlaws victory of the season Saturday night.
Swindell started fourth and charged to the front after Chad Kemenah led the first eight laps in the 40-lap feature event at the quarter-mile speedway just […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins at Royal Purple
Hood: Happy Birthday, Davey, And A Big Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
There was little fanfare on Friday over what would have been the late Davey Allison’s 50th birthday as activities got underway for this weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader in Phoenix.
Much of the talk centered on NASCAR’s newest star, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, who pulled off a memorable victory in the Wood Brothers’ No. […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 7:58 | 4 Comments
Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass
Larry Dixon had a national-record pass of 3.770 at 324.98 mph to claim the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the first of 22 races in NHRA’s 60th anniversary season were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Erica Enders […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 21:46 | Comments Off on Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Moves In On Desert Sweep
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Kyle Busch won the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, giving himself a shot at earning a NASCAR weekend sweep.
Busch, who won Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race, can complete the three-race sweep with a victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
In the Nationwide race, Busch led every one […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Moves In On Desert Sweep
Edwards Claims PIR Cup Pole
Carl Edwards will start Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Speedway from the pole.
Edwards, who finished second in last weekend’s Daytona 500 and came to Phoenix as Sprint Cup points leader, logged a lap at 137.279 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford to get the pole.
His lap was a new track record.
“That’s […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Edwards Claims PIR Cup Pole
Brooklyn, Mich.–  The Value Pricing Period for tickets to all 2011 events at Michigan International Speedway will conclude at 9 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Feb. 28.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on Sunday, June 19, and NSCS 400 on Sunday, Aug. 21, are now priced at $25. That […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 16:07 | Comments Off on Value Pricing Period At MIS Coming To An End
Busch Nabs NNS Pole
Kyle Busch, who won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at PIR.
Busch posted a lap at 134.298 mph, which set the track record.
Carl Edwards was second fastest in qualifying for the race, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Busch Nabs NNS Pole
‘Big Daddy’ And ‘The Snake’ Talk Drag Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Born and drag-raised on opposite ends of the country, they were destined to become the embodiments of East Coast innovation and California cool, with iconic nicknames to match.
“Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme were 19- and 9-years-old, respectively, when Wally Parks floated the idea of organizing the […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 9:10 | One Comment
Another night of racing, another victory for Steve Kinser.
Kinser held off Jason Sides and Cody Darrah in an edge-of-your-seat World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series thriller on Friday night at Pike County Speedway.
Kinser took the lead on lap 12 of the 35-lap feature in his Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet/Maxim, but Sides and Darrah took shots […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Kinser Lands Pike Victory
Minter: Points Don’t Always Add Up To Excitement
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A Speedweeks that will go down as one of the most memorable in history provided great drama in all three major NASCAR races, and it wasn’t the manufactured kind, it just happened.
Michael Waltrip won Friday’s truck race, on the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough Cup victory, which came on the […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 8:23 | 2 Comments