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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Antron Brown has learned to drive hard and travel light during his nomadic NHRA Top Fuel career, the residue of having raced for four team-owners over two seasons. But Brown believes his barnstorming days are over, as he settles in for his first full season with Don Schumacher Racing’s three-car […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
Minter: Money Decides Nationwide Field
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Qualifying procedures at Daytona International Speedway can be confusing for sure. The line-up for the Daytona 500 is set by a combination of qualifying results, the finishing order of the 150-mile qualifying races, car owner points and past champion provisionals. Even to many veteran observers, the line-up remains a mystery until […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 12:15 | 2 Comments
Langdon Cooking At Home
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Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – When it comes to speaking his mind, there are few NASCAR drivers more candid than Carl Edwards.
On a rainy Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Edwards met with the media twice and touched on a wide range of topics including Sunday’s Daytona 500, Ford’s new engine, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of the […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a rainy Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where the only laps turned on the track were by the jet-drying trucks and other assorted safety vehicles, I began to wonder what memories I would carry home from Speedweeks 2010.
Of course there will be high drama on […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR official Robin Pemberton’s ominous “Boys, have at it’’ announcement a few weeks ago gave media and race fans visions of flying race cars this week at Daytona.
With the well-publicized slump in TV ratings and visibly empty seats at most of its racetracks, NASCAR has come […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
Dixon Jumps To Top In Pomona
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Larry Dixon jumped to the provisional Top Fuel pole at the 50th-annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals Friday with a second-round qualifying run at 3.795 second and 317 mph.
Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car and Mike Edwards remained atop the Pro Stock heap.
Dixon failed to make last year’s field […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 21:06 | One Comment
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Fantasy race fans were holding their breath for a while as ESPN.com’s fantasy racing game looked like it wouldn’t be returning in 2010, leaving Yahoo! as the only fantasy racing provider of the major sports websites.
However, ESPN’s “Stock Car Challenge” has returned, albeit with a few changes. Instead of players […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Season Preview
Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The final obstacle for construction of a casino – and likely, the addition of a second yearly Sprint Cup race – at Kansas Speedway has been cleared.
Kansas Entertainment, LLC, (“Kansas Entertainment”) a 50/50 joint venture of Penn Hollywood Kansas, Inc. and Kansas Speedway Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 17:11 | One Comment
Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Ford Racing announced Friday that three of its drivers will run the new FR9 engine in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler and Bill Elliott will run the new powerplant while the other 10 Fords in the field will stick with the old 452 model.
“We’re pleased that […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up