Sun, 21/09/14 – 18:41 | No Comment

Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Woody: Don’t Tamper With Talla’
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I remember a time when drivers had trouble sleeping the night before Talladega.
Now they have trouble staying awake during the race.
At one point during last Sunday’s race – using the term loosely – Tony Stewart radioed his crew that he was having a problem keeping his eyes open.
Trust me Tony, you [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 7:53 | 8 Comments
McMurray, Roush Gel Just In Time To Say Good-Bye
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The celebration in Victory Lane after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega seemed a bit more spirited than others we have seen in recent months. The smiles seemed bigger and the emotions more intense.
It was a great scene as Jamie McMurray, Jack Roush and members of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 26 team sprayed champagn, [...]

Tue, 11/3/09 – 16:34 | One Comment
Nationwide’s Future Tests Talladega
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Eight drivers got a glimpse at the future of the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Monday during a six-hour test of the circuit’s new car at Talladega Superspeedway.
James Buescher, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Kelly Bires shook down Chevrolet Impalas as Justin Allgaier logged laps in Dodge’s new Challenger.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Colin Braun [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Keselowski In, Stremme Out At Penske
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Penske Racing has announced that driver Brad Keselowski will take the place of David Stremme in the team’s No. 12 Sprint Cup car for the final three races of the in the of the 2009 season. Keselowski will drive the car e in the upcoming races at Texas (Nov. 8), Phoenix (Nov. 15) and Homestead [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 16:19 | Comments Off
Harris: Suggested Fixes Abound
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s doubtful that any of the 43 drivers who competed in Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway had much fun.
And, thanks to some rule tweaking by NASCAR, it took 490 miles of ho-hum before any of the usual wild Talladega antics woke up the fans in the stands and the folks catching a few [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 10:49 | One Comment
Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Hight In A Strong Position
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Robert Hight says there is nothing lucky about his methodical march toward the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
“We have just outmuscled these guys,”  Hight said after defeating “Fast” Jack Beckman in Sunday’s final of the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, penultimate round of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff. Hight’s [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 7:28 | One Comment
Hight Is Vegas High Roller
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Spencer Massey, Robert Hight, Larry Morgan, and Andrew Hines claimed top honors at the Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey ran low e.t. of the day, 3.827, to defeat Larry Dixon, who smoked the tires early in the Top Fuel final.
Hight and Jack Beckman put on quite a show in the Funny Car final with Hight edging Beckman [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Johnson Closes In on Title
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Drivers hoping to put a dent in Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway wound up self-destructing during the final laps of the AMP Energy 500.
While NASCAR’s most dominant driver nursed his No. 48 Chevrolet to a sixth-place finish, his chief competition wound up crashing and running out fuel during [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 18:48 | Comments Off
McMurray Wins, Medicine Man Tanks At Talladega
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – After Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears the Creek Indian medicine man who performed a ceremony designed to put and end to the strange occurrences at the speedway needs to try a different potion.
Sunday’s list of strange and unexpected events was a rather long [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 17:02 | One Comment