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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Minter: Edwards’ Nice-Guy Rep Is Up In The Air
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski saga moves forward, one of the bigger questions will be what the incident, on top of others before it, does to Edwards’ image.
There’s no doubt he’s been a media favorite, as he’s been open and cooperative since he first came on the NASCAR scene back […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 7:29 | 8 Comments
Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Remember Andre Ribiero? Tens of millions of Brazilians do and quite vividly. Ribiero became a national hero a decade and a half ago when he won the CART race in Rio de Janeiro.
This weekend, a handful of other Brazilian drivers will be seeking to become heroes in front of their […]

Sun, 03/14/10 – 7:28 | One Comment
Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) shined during the second day of racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals.
The day was particularly good for Edwards, who also won the delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals event, defeating surprise finalist Bob Yonke in the final.
After two […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
IndyCar Qualifying Postponed
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Qualifying for the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar Series race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been postponed.
Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, it has been moved to Sunday morning at 8:30.
The reason for the postponement was that the track was slippery in spots. Several drivers crashed in the slippery areas during practice on Saturday.
The series and promoters […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 14:37 | One Comment
Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
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Effective immediately, John Medlen, formerly of John Force Racing, has joined Don Schumacher Racing, and will be co-crew chief, with Tommy DeLago, on the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Matt Hagan in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
A former race-car and race-boat driver, Medlen is best known as a designer, fabricator […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
Dollansky Stars In Texas
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Craig Dollansky has been fast in 2010, but plagued with bad luck in nearly every one of the first five World of Outlaws events of the season. That changed on Friday night at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.
Dollansky turned in a very strong performance from start to finish en route to picking up his […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Dollansky Stars In Texas
Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone
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Have you heard something about the Indy Racing League kicking off its season Sunday?
Me neither.
I thought maybe it had changed its name and entered the FBI’s witness protection program.
I snooped around, did some digging, paid an informant, and discovered that the IRL is scheduled to run the Sao Paulo Indy 300.
You’ve gotta give the IRL […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 7:55 | 14 Comments
Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
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The rain let up Friday afternoon and the NHRA cars finally got onto the track for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida.
Grabbing the poles were Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Junior Pippin (Pro Stock Motorcycle) during a day that was shortened to just […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb
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In Carl Edwards’ world, someone with a bigger stick than NASCAR president Mike Helton and Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush spoke on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, Scotts, which sponsored Edwards’ No. 99 Ford in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, made it very clear that the type of behavior shown by the […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 7:21 | 12 Comments