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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter […]

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Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?
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In a sporting universe operating on a 24/7 news cycle, perhaps four-wide drag racing was inevitable. Whether or not side-by-side-by-side-by-side straight-line competition has a shelf life beyond the curiosity stage largely will be determined during this weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
For the first time in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history, competitors in Top […]

Thu, 03/25/10 – 10:46 | 2 Comments
Mikey Kile Gets His Big  Break
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Mikey Kile had plenty of reasons to be ecstatic on Wednesday at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 27-year-old Louisiana native set fast time during the morning session of the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards test at the mammoth 2.66-mile tri-oval.
Kile was also beaming over the announcement that he’ll […]

Thu, 03/25/10 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Mikey Kile Gets His Big Break
Gordon on Racing: ‘I’m Shocked We’re 11th’
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Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from racing cars to rearing children. Today, Gordon weighs in on the […]

Thu, 03/25/10 – 6:45 | 2 Comments
New Owner Has Matos Smiling
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Driving heros? Raphael Matos says he really didn’t have any when he was growing up in Brazil. Aryton Senna, of course, but that was later. After Matos saw how Senna’s death gripped the people of his country.
But heros? Not really.
What Matos did have during his formative years as a driver was small list of Brazilians […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 16:07 | One Comment
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – One of Texas Motor Speedway’s staunchest supporters is Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief, a fixture at practically every major racing and corporate event scheduled at “The Great American Speedway.”
Moncrief is acutely aware that Fort Worth is competing with a number of Metroplex communities for fan traffic and their […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 7:43 | One Comment
Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
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When I heard that NASCAR plans to clip Jimmie Johnson’s wings this week at Martinsville, I thought, “About time.”
Maybe the rest of the field will have a chance.
But it turns out that everybody else’s wings are getting clipped, too.
NASCAR has decided to do away with the wing on the back of its cars and return […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
Gordon On Racing: I Just Want A Championship
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Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from racing cars to rearing children. Today Gordon discusses rivalries, Hendrick Motorsports […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It doesn’t appear that the big questions surrounding the replacing of wings with spoilers on Sprint Cup cars will be answered until the series hits the tracks for real racing in coming weeks.
So said drivers and crew chiefs after the first day of a two-day test of the spoiler-bedecked cars […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death
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The NHRA on Tuesday released preliminary findings of its investigation regarding the tragic incident in Phoenix which took the life of a spectator.
The drag racing series also announced precautionary measures are being implemented.
The incident occurred at the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in late February. During a Top Fuel run, the car of […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 17:28 | Comments Off on NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death
Woody: Now We Know Why There’s No Geezer Tour
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A Seniors Tour is fine in golf. But not in racing.
In golf when an old dude hits one out of bounds he simply mutters, drops another ball and keeps playing.
In racing when they hit one out of bounds they go to the hospital.
That’s what happened last Saturday at Bristol when Larry Pearson and Charlie Glotzbach […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 7:19 | 5 Comments