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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Will Power enters Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 knowing the Honda entries have more power than the Chevrolets, but this year’s Indy Grand Prix winner isn’t worried.
“Every time we have a session, every day a Honda engine blew, so they don’t have the reliability,” said Power, who starts ninth. “They’re obviously always pushing their […]

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Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A professional race car driver’s life often travels between extremes, especially for those who would be champion.
Denny Hamlin led the most laps at the Phoenix International Raceway and was the odds-on favorite to turn next weekend’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Fla. into a coronation […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 7:24 | One Comment
Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
John Force clinched his NHRA-record 15th Funny Car championship on Sunday to complete an improbable and emotional comeback from the horrific accident in Dallas three years ago that left his racing future in serious jeopardy.
The 61-year-old Force – who also won the race, his sixth of 2010 – became the oldest champion in NHRA history […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 22:12 | Comments Off on Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
An emotionally-exhausted Matt Hagan was left to ponder his bright future, and graciously praise 15-time Funny Car champion John Force, at the conclusion of the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Hagan finished as runnerup to the 61-year-old Force as the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series concluded […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 20:53 | Comments Off on Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough
Edwards Wins PIR; Chase Race Tightens
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards won the race at Phoenix International Raceway and Jimmie Johnson won his late-race fuel gamble, but NASCAR fans wanting a close battle for the 2010 Sprint Cup championship may have come away the biggest winners Sunday.
The series will head to Homestead-Miami Speedway with the top three drivers all […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 18:19 | One Comment
Race Day: This Is About As Close As It Gets
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Fans keep hearing that this year’s Sprint Cup points race is one of the closest in recent history. Three drivers separated by 59 points with just today’s Kobalt 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to go.
Why is it so close, with Denny Hamlin, Jimmie […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 10:08 | One Comment
Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
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NHRA’s recently revised oildown policy did not factor into either Top Fuel or Funny Car qualifying for the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
But potentially championship-altering consequences remain during Sunday’s final eliminations at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., to the chagrin of several key players.
“I don’t know how the team owners […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
Pedley: Busch Put His Finger On Sports History
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Kyle Busch, this week, apologized to NASCAR and race fans for the obscene gesture he issued from the cockpit of his Sprint Cup car last Sunday and that’s probably appropriate.
Busch need not apologize, however, to voters on the panel which selects inclusion into the Obscene Gesture Hall […]

Sun, 11/14/10 – 6:23 | 2 Comments
Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Greg Anderson said earlier this week that were he to win this year’s NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock championship, it would feel better than the other three he has won.
That because of the fact that he has gone four years since his last championship and he was beginning to wonder […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 21:40 | Comments Off on Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR

Carl Edwards made it two Nationwide Series victories in a row Saturday afternoon when he won the Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards, who won last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, led a race-best 153 laps.
To get the victory, his fourth of the season, he had to hold off  Kevin Harvick over the final 25 […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race At PIR
Logano To Start From Pole In NNS
Joey Logano captured the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver set a new track record with his run.
Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing will start the race second.
Third was Justin Allgaier in a Penske Racing Dodge.
Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were fourth and fifth respectively.
The […]

Sat, 11/13/10 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Logano To Start From Pole In NNS