Mon, 3/08/15 – 8:02 | No Comment

“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Ingram: US F1 Parks Hopes, Can It Restart Them?
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Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer
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
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
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
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
Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory

Kyle Busch passed Greg Biffle for the lead on the final lap and won Saturday’s Stater Bros. 300 Nationwide Series Race at Auto Club Speedway.
The margin of victory .05 seconds.
“That’s crazy,” Busch said. “That’s some racing there.”
Biffle finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Carl Edwards was fourth.
Joey Logano led 130 of 150 laps but […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory
Logano On NNS Pole; Danica 36th
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Stater Brothers 300 Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway with a lap at 181.282 mph.
It was Logano’s eighth career pole.
Logano’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, qualified second fastest.
Third was  Brian Scott, who had the best qualifying effort of his Nationwide career, while Carl Edwards […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Logano On NNS Pole; Danica 36th
Top Fuel’s Cory Mac Sick Of Being Second
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Chandler, Ariz. – When Cory McClenathan looks in the mirror, he doesn’t see Mark Martin. But maybe he should.
Aside from the machinery they drive, McClenathan and Martin share strikingly similar careers, and woes.
Like Martin, a fan favorite and one of the most respected drivers in the NASCAR garage, McClenathan is […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Cory Mac Sick Of Being Second
NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
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Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 7:40 | One Comment