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John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

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Baker Curb Halts Operations
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Baker Curb Racing, a veteran Nationwide Series team, has suspended operations indefinitely due to lack of funding RacinToday.com has learned.
Team co-owner Gary Baker said the team has not officially folded. He said it will re-open its doors if and when a sponsor is found. However, with the season […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Baker Curb Halts Operations
Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown
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Ryan Partridge won the biggest race of his young career, earning the win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race Friday at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, Calif.
The 22-year-old Partridge, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., started fifth on the 25-car grid and held off runner-up Alex Haase of Las Vegas, Nev., […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown
Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – It was Ponce de Leon who came to Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He might have checked with Martin Brundle first. The 51-year-old driver has returned to Daytona Beach to compete in the Rolex 24 for the first time in 20 years and found […]

Sat, 01/29/11 – 8:57 | One Comment
Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chances are, you are having an easier week than are the drivers for the GAINSCO Racing Grand-Am series team. In terms of physical comfort, at least.
Because the days leading up to the start of the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, represent hell week for the GAINSCO guys who […]

Fri, 01/28/11 – 18:37 | One Comment
Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Many of he biggest, most serious media predictions about who will do what in the upcoming Sprint Cup season have not been released quite yet. But when they do start hitting the streets, Denny Hamlin has no illusions about where he will find his name.
Not at the top, the 29-year-old […]

Fri, 01/28/11 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
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Endurance racing specialist Jorg Bergmeister surprised even himself Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Asked by his team to attempt one more lap during the 15-minute session, Bergmeister laid down aDaytona Prototype track qualifying record time of 1:40.099 (128.033 mph) to capture the pole for Saturday’s 49th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.
North America’s most prestigious sports car […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Bergmeister On Rolex 24 Pole
Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The word “fun” gets wide use by stock-car and open-wheel drivers who cross over to the world of sportscar-racing at this time of year. Ask them why they are competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and they usually work that word in.
But for some of those cross-pollinators, […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
Reaction To Change Mounts
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Reaction to Wednesday’s announcement of changes to NASCAR’s point system began to roll in shortly after the announcement was made by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the annual media tour sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The reaction came from drivers, media and track officials and promoters.
Here […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Rolls Out Its New Point-Paying System
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced a series of rule changes Wednesday aimed at simplifying the points system, giving drivers more incentive to race for wins and adding entertainment value to each of the stock car organization’s three traveling professional series.
“Everyone is looking to make sure […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 19:14 | One Comment
Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
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Charlotte, N.C. – While NASCAR is ready to divulge its reworked points system for the Sprint Cup series, track owner Bruton Smith says money is far more important than points.

Smith, whose SMI owns tracks that will host 12 Sprint Cup races in 2011, said NASCAR needs to increase the winner’s purse to add some needed […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems