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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a substantial discount – and other bonuses – to its weekend ticketholders. Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR Weekend will go on sale tomorrow and anyone who purchases or renews tickets for next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events prior to April 10 […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Motor Speedway Offering Discounts/Incentives
Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
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The day-and-a-half wait was worth it for Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and Funny Car driver Jack Beckman, who picked up victories Monday at the weather-delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Racing was scheduled to resume with the Top Fuel and Funny Car final rounds at 10 local time Monday morning (Noon ET), but heavy rains moved through […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Cory Mac, Beckman Win Firebird
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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced Monday that Japanese driver Hideki Mutoh, 27, will join the team for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season and pilot the No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara-Honda-Firestone entry. It will be the third full season of Indy car competition for Mutoh, who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
“Hideki has […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Mutoh Gets Newman/Haas/Lanigan Ride
Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’
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Monday leftovers following the NASCAR weekend in Southern California:
So there you are, charting the Auto Club 500 from the dip-stained Barcalounger and suddenly something seems amiss. Jimmie Johnson lines up for the final restart on the bumper of the pace car.
But, but, but…Jeff Burton was there a couple minutes before and Johnson was nowhere in […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 11:16 | One Comment
Ingram: US F1 Parks Hopes, Can It Restart Them?
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From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is there such a thing as park and start in Formula One?
You might as well ask for a bailout.
That’s why it’s so odd that Ken Anderson, whose under-funded US F1 team has failed to produce a car, should suggest his team be given permission from the FIA, […]

Mon, 02/22/10 – 8:20 | 7 Comments
Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
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Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson survived a late-race charge by Kevin Harvick and won the Auto Club 500 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday.
The victory was the 48th of Johnson’s career. It tied him with Herb Thomas for 12th place on the all-time win list in Cup.
Johnson, gunning for […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Fan Dies; Nitro Finals Postponed
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Chandler, Ariz. – Death again showed its ugly head Sunday when a woman attending the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway was killed by debris from a horrible crash involving NHRA Top Fuel driver Antron Brown.
The woman was struck by a tire and transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center, […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 17:34 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: Fontana
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Watching the Auto Club 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to join him in a live chat as he blogs the race at Fontana.

Sun, 02/21/10 – 10:52 | 2 Comments
Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Momentum is one of the most talked about intangibles in sports. But is it significant or meaningless? That all depends on who you talk to – and whether they have it or not.
It was talked about a lot in the garages at Auto Club Speedway in the days leading up […]

Sun, 02/21/10 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
Force’s Comeback Continues
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John Force continued to show that he’s back to his old form Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals as the 14-time NHRA Funny Car world champion raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in more than two years.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Force’s Comeback Continues