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Reigning world champion Ron Capps reclaimed the NHRA Funny Car point-lead Sunday with a playoff victory at Maple Grove Raceway that neatly fit his definition of that’s amore!
Capps powered past Courtney Force in the final of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals to claim his first win at the facility in Reading, Pa., retaking the […]

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Steve Kinser Wins At Volusia
This weekend at Volusia Speedway Park, Steve Kinser has been both lucky and good. A night after he dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, Steve Kinser was back in victory lane on Saturday.
But to get there, “The King” needed some help in the form […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Steve Kinser Wins At Volusia
Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Mike Neff’s return to the cockpit of an NHRA Funny Car in 2011 promises to keep his mind working 24/7.
Neff – who helped tune team-owner John Force to his record 15th Funny Car world championship last season – has replaced mother-to-be Ashley Force Hood as driver of the Castrol GTX […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 8:17 | One Comment
Late Move Helps Kurt Busch Win Bud Shootout
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Saturday night’s 75-lap Budweiser Shootout ended in a push.
The push, which came from drafting partner Jamie McMurray, enabled Kurt Busch to put a move on race-leader Ryan Newman in the final couple of hundred yards and win the the 24-car, non-points-paying Shootout at Daytona International Speedway by a matter of […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 22:16 | Comments Off on Late Move Helps Kurt Busch Win Bud Shootout
Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages
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Let’s see what’s in the old Saturday Memo today:
NASCAR has set itself up for an environmental disaster of major proportions this coming season. It is a disaster the effects of which, I predict, will range from nightmares to temporary blindness.
It is the off-season decree by series officials that fans, and especially media, will be allowed […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 14:48 | One Comment
Shootout To Be A Seminar For The Upcoming 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s a non-point race, but that does not mean the Budweiser Shootout is a non-importance race. On the contrary. And especially this year.
This year, in addition to giving participating teams and drivers extra practice time and a dress-rehearsal opportunity for the season-opening Daytona 500, the Shootout will be held on […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 9:43 | Comments Off on Shootout To Be A Seminar For The Upcoming 500
Johnson’s Crew Will Face Internal Competition, Too
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The word is out to pit crew members of Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup team: Rest on your laurels and you’ll be resting on your butt.
Chad Knaus, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports crew chief, made that clear Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
Knaus said that crew members on his team who do not perform up to the level which […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 8:15 | 2 Comments
Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole

Predictions that the new surface at Daytona International Speedway would produce high speeds proved more than correct on Friday.
Joey Logano was the fastest car in the evening session of Friday’s practice for Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. His top lap was at an impressive 203.087 mph.
In all, 10 drivers posted speeds in […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole
Ty Dillon Wins ARCA Pole
Ty Dillon, an 18-year-old ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie, drove a qualifying lap in 48.509 seconds (185.533 mph) to win the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon was the 10th of 47 drivers to attempt a qualifying lap, and his time is […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Ty Dillon Wins ARCA Pole
Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors

In racin’ news today, Friday, Feb. 11:
NASCAR announced today a technology partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems to develop and integrate fuel injection systems into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, targeted for the 2012 season.
Freescale will provide the processors for McLaren’s engine control units that will be used to manage the fuel and […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 12:30 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors
Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Tony Stewart is an Indiana native who grew up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drove cars in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at IMS, winning the latter in 2005 and 2007.
Stewart spoke for a lot of people Friday when he commented on the sad news that Tom […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 12:15 | One Comment