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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Buescher P1 In NNS At TMS
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Texas native James Buescher claimed the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap at 189.281 mph on Friday evening.
Buescher, from nearby Plano, knocked Kevin Harvick off the pole late in the session.
Harvick’s fast lap was at 189.069 mph.
Carl Edwards will start third in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge as […]

Fri, 11/5/10 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Buescher P1 In NNS At TMS
Sadler Takes Pole At TMS
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Elliott Sadler led a charge by Ford teams in Sprint Cup qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Sadler, a non-Chase driver for the Ford team of Richard Petty Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a lap at 195.397 mph.
Earlier in the day, Sadler announced a deal to drive Nationwide cars for […]

Fri, 11/5/10 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Sadler Takes Pole At TMS
NASCAR Notes: Anti-Incumbent Feelings Spread
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – The tightest points battle between a trio of drivers with three races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship rolls into Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Four-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and challenger Kevin Harvick had a light-hearted exchange following Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 […]

Fri, 11/5/10 – 15:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Anti-Incumbent Feelings Spread
Sprinters Fire Up In Charlotte
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The pit area at The Dirt Track at Charlotte was filled with 184 race cars Thursday night as the fourth-consecutive Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks kicked off three nights of racing.
The event brings together dirt racing’s three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws […]

Fri, 11/5/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Sprinters Fire Up In Charlotte
Minter: Bayne Slides Into Legendary Car At TMS
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random observations as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide circuits head to Texas Motor Speedway and the NASCAR season nears the end of the road:
Hopefully the Cup debut of Trevor Bayne won’t be totally overshadowed by the Chase, as was the case with Jeff Gordon, who made his Cup […]

Fri, 11/5/10 – 6:19 | One Comment
Crafton On Trucks Pole At TMS
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Matt Crafton won the pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night.
Crafton’s fast lap in the No. 88 Menards/McGuire-Nicholas Chevrolet was 29.964 seconds, averaging 180.216 miles per hour. He was the only driver to break the 180 mph barrier during qualifying.
Elliott Sadler […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 21:09 | Comments Off on Crafton On Trucks Pole At TMS
Slippery Problem Attacked
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Oildowns occurring during the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will carry potentially championship-altering consequences.
National Hot Rod Association officials announced Thursday immediate implementation of an oildown penalty policy for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Auto […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Slippery Problem Attacked
Disconnected by Verizon, Allgaier Turns To Turner
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Fort Worth, Texas – Justin Allgaier’s once-promising NASCAR Nationwide Series career at Penske Racing apparently will continue at Turner Motorsports in 2011.
Turner Motorsports, which acquired Braun Racing late last month, has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, reportedly to introduce Allgaier as part of its expanding driver lineup for next season.
The […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 18:30 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Disagreement over a multi-million-dollar repaving and site improvement project at the City Centre Airport circuit has prompted IZOD IndyCar Series officials to drop the Streets of Edmonton from the 2011 schedule.
The Honda Indy Edmonton was booked for July 24, 2011 as Race No. 10 of a 17-event schedule announced in […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:57 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Edmonton’s History
Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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First we were forced to witness the somber demise of Petty Enterprises.
Now we’re watching an equally wrenching battle to keep Richard Petty Motorsports afloat.
No family has meant more and contributed greater to any sport than the Pettys have to NASCAR. Somehow it seems unfair that they should be in such a […]

Thu, 11/4/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Woody: The Petty Plight Is Sad To See