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Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton continued to rewrite Formula One history Saturday, when he qualified on-pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the expense of boyhood hero Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton’s fast lap of 1-minute, 40.593-seconds set a track qualifying record around the 3.730-mile/6.003-kilometer/20-turn Baku City Circuit. Hamilton’s hot lap was 0.434-seconds better than runnerup and teammate Valtteri […]

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Q and A: GM’s Terry Dolan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It’s been a good week for General Motors, whose stock returned to Wall Street on Thursday via a highly-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). And at the close of business Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Team Chevy was celebrating its 27th NASCAR driver’s championship courtesy of Jimmie Johnson’s record-setting fifth consecutive Sprint […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Ingram: On To The Millennium Of Title Streaks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
Top Ten reflections on Jimmie Johnson’s fifth straight Sprint Cup championship aboard the Lowe’s Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports.
1. Yes. Now it’s a dynasty for the No. 48 team and Johnson. What’s missing from thedynasties enjoyed by the Yankees, the Boston Celtics, the Green Bay Packers or […]

Mon, 11/22/10 – 7:52 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Edwards Closes Out Season In Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Talk about a strong finisher.
Carl Edwards victory in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway was his second straight as he won at Phoenix the weekend before.
Can’t wait until Speed Weeks, he said.
“Heck yes I wish the season was just starting,” Edwards said. “That would be nice to start the season […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 18:49 | One Comment
Jimmie: Almost Winner And Still Champion!
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson made the fewest mistakes of the three contenders in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finished second and won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson, who started the day second in points – 15 behind Denny Hamlin – won by 39 points over Hamlin, who finished 14th.
Forty-one […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 16:31 | One Comment
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Race Day: It Shapes Up As A Day To Just Go For It
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When the season-ending Ford 400 begins today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, only 46 points will separate the three drivers who remain in contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Only 15 points separate the top two.
Because of all that, and because all three have been consistently high finishers throughout the Chase […]

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Hood: A Long, Awarding Season
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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The longest season in all of sports concludes on today when the checkered flag waves over the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Today, all eyes in the motorsports world will be focused on Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson as they battle for the Sprint Cup trophy.
The champions in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping […]

Sun, 11/21/10 – 7:31 | One Comment
Busch Wins Homestead NNS Race
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Kyle Busch put himself in contention for a final-weekend-of-the-NASCAR-season sweep Saturday night when he won the Ford 300 Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Busch, who won Friday night’s Ford 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead and will be in Sunday’s Ford 400 Sprint Cup race, took the lead from Kevin Harvick with 22 […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Homestead NNS Race
Logano On NNS Pole
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Joey Logano will start Saturday afternoon’s Ford 300 Nationwide Series from the pole.
Logano won the pole with a qualifying lap at 171.499 mph earlier on Saturday. It was the eighth pole of the season for Logano. He also has two victories.
Kyle Busch, Logano’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was second fastest in qualifying session with a […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 13:05 | Comments Off on Logano On NNS Pole
Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire
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For the second time in less than a year, four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson has been the victim of a fire.
As the 2010 champion flew home Thursday from the National Hot Rod Association’s season-finale in Pomona, Calif., the transporter that serves as the team’s racetrack headquarters caught fire on the I-10 Freeway […]

Sat, 11/20/10 – 8:45 | 2 Comments