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Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

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Kenseth Wins Cup Rubber Match At Dover
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Matt Kenseth used a two-tire strategy on the final pit stop of the day to win the Fed Ex 400 benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
It was Kenseth’s second victory of the season and comes four races after that victory in Texas.
It was the 20th victory of the Roush Fenway Racing […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Cup Rubber Match At Dover
Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The cell phone thing is out of control. And not just with teen-agers, multi-tasking morons on the highway and bin Laden. They’ve become thumb-sucking tics for Americans of all ilks this century.
They’re even big in NASCAR, where they’re used as basic communication, for sure, but also as peace pipes.
They are […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 9:13 | One Comment
Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards survived a wild final-lap wreck to win the rain-plagued 5-Hour Energy 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
It was Edwards’ third victory of the season. It was a victory he was too shook up about to celebrate with his signature back flip.
Kyle Busch finished […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover
Hood: First NHRA Race A Real Ear-Opener
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Commerce, Ga. – After witnessing several hundred NASCAR races (I’ve actually lost count) in person over the past three decades, I experienced a motorsports first on Saturday when I attended my first NHRA event.
Though it was the final day of qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway to set the field for Sunday’s action […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 7:15 | 5 Comments
Grand-Am Streaks Skid To A Halt At VIR
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Two streaks were snapped at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday. One was six races long. One was forever long.
Bill Lester took the GT victory in the Bosch Engineering 250 to become the first African-American to win a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event, while Joao Barbosa beat Scott Pruett to the checkered flag by .270 […]

Sat, 05/14/11 – 19:38 | Comments Off on Grand-Am Streaks Skid To A Halt At VIR
Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
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John Force tied NHRA Pro Stock Legend Warren Johnson for the most No. 1 qualifiers in NHRA history as qualifying came to an end Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Spencer Massey, Mike Edwards and LE Tonglet also earned the top spots in their respective categories at the sixth of […]

Sat, 05/14/11 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap
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Practice got under way Saturday for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500 and it was an unlikely driver and team that led the way.
Ed Carpenter, driving for Sarah Fisher Racing, posted the top speed on a day that was cut short by rain.
Sunday’s second day of practice was completely washed out by rain.
Carpenter […]

Sat, 05/14/11 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap
Pedley: ‘It’ Is Dividing The NASCAR Garages
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It became pretty obvious after Friday’s round of press conferences at Dover that the most famous words in NASCAR – and I’m not referring here to “Drivers, start your engines” –
are, in the minds of some, followed by a question.
The question being, “Have at what?”
It was a question which has […]

Sat, 05/14/11 – 8:58 | One Comment
Force No. 1 In Atlanta
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John Force grabbed the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Summer Nationals in Atlanta.
Force is a seven-time winner at Atlanta Dragway.
Also grabbing top qualifying spots were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Two more rounds of […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 21:03 | Comments Off on Force No. 1 In Atlanta
Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover
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Kyle Busch won Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was his 96th in a national NASCAR  series race.
Cole Whitt was second.
Third was Matt Crafton, who took over the series points lead.
Austin Dillon was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.
Busch got the victory when Nelson Piquet Jr. and […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover