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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Hood: Nationwide Drivers Reap Their Awards
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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I wound up attending 33 of this year’s 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
A brief back injury forced me to skip the circuit’s lone stop in, of all places, Las Vegas in February.
I intentionally passed on going across the border later in the year for the road course race in Montreal. I had a [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 8:29 | One Comment
Pedley: Black Friday’s Come
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Black Friday. It’s not just for shoppers anymore.
Maybe it’s the perfect day to look back and remember things we hate to remember but can’t forget. Insane things that we wish never would have happened and now hope will never happen again.
So in the spirit of awards weeks in NASCAR, here goes.
The Black Friday Awards go [...]

Fri, 11/27/09 – 10:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Thanks For The Memories
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s Thanksgiving and time to think about why we should be thankful having a sport like motor racing to enjoy.
Let’s reflect a bit on the past, the present and the future as 2009 nears its final laps.
We saw some veteran racers find renewed life this season:
* Fifty-year-old Mark Martin  joined Hendrick Motorsports after two years [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: It’s A Day Of Racing Thanks!
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It’s Thanksgiving Day 2009 and time to think about all the racing things to be thankful for as the turkey is served and the family gathers around the table.
I’m thankful that the almost completed racing season was a relatively safe one, and a special thanks for all those who have [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Woody: Where’s The Help For Nationwide?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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This is getting ridiculous.
No, it’s been ridiculous for years; now it’s getting absurd.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A full-time Sprint Cup driver won the championship in NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series.
Kyle Busch not only won the title, he made a shambles of the race. He won nine races and [...]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:21 | 6 Comments
Memo: It’s Just Plain Jimmie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Morning Memo:
He has now earned the highest of all honors that can be bestowed upon those who spend their lives in the public eye.
More-so than a private jet or his photo on the cover “People Magazine” or his police mugshot on the internet, this honor is a symbol of heaven-high [...]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Pedley: Little Help Over Here, Please
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five things I don’t understand about what happened over the past 10 months in NASCAR:
First. How in the world can Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus continue run bare foot through thousands of miles of mine fields and come out the other side with every hair still in place?
The fast cars, [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 11:05 | 2 Comments
Armijo: Jimmie Is No. 1
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?
At least, who was the greatest in 2009? Which driver impressed me most, drove the best and ultimately deserves my vote for Driver of the Year?
The envelope, please….
Yes, Jimmie Johnson.
How can you pick against him? Johnson did something no driver [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Johnson: ‘The Cool Thing Is We’re Not Done Yet’
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – As Jimmie Johnson approached his record-setting fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, Rick Hendrick said he kept thinking about the kid he used to give cheeseburger money and rides to and from the racetrack.
“He’s come an awful long way from those days,’’ Hendrick said last Friday as Johnson [...]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Honda Staying in ALMS
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Honda Performance Development will continue its participation in the American Le Mans Series with the Patron Highcroft Racing team in 2010. Highcroft will field an updated version of the original LMP2 class Acura prototype.
The car will provide a platform for the development of a new engine from HPD as Honda continues [...]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 15:49 | Comments Off