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Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican laid down the three fastest Top Fuel passes in NHRA history Friday during opening day qualifying for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals, with “The Sarge” ultimately emerging as provisional pole-sitter at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Schumacher began the afternoon by covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.649-seconds at 334.65-mph in his […]

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Firestone, INDYCAR To Part
In addition to racing new open-wheel cars in 2012, INDYCAR will be racing on tires from a new supplier.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and INDYCAR will allow the Firestone brand sponsorship and supply contract with the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights to expire at the end of the 2011 season, it was announced Friday.
“It’s […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Firestone, INDYCAR To Part
Steve Kinser survived two double-file restarts in the final three laps on Thursday night to win the finale of the Las Vegas Nationals Presented by J.D. Byrider.
The victory was his fourth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event this season.
For 27 laps, Kinser had positioned his No. 11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D Byrider/Chevrolet Maxim […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Steve Kinser Leaves Vegas A Winner
Minter: Pointlessness Of System Is Pointed Out
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations as the Sprint Cup circuit heads to Las Vegas for the third points race of the year:
First off, as some of my colleagues have been pointing out, it took six races for a winner to actually earn some points. All three winners at Daytona were pointless since […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Pedley: IndyCar Challenge Will Likely Go Unmet
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Randy Bernard quite obviously has a admirable streak of P.T. Barnum running through him. What he might need as he continues his efforts to nurse the IZOD IndyCar Series to improved health, however, is a streak of introspective practicality.
Because grand ideas need to have a thick ground wire attached to them in order to make […]

Thu, 03/3/11 – 11:52 | 3 Comments
Joey Saldana fought off late charges from Jason Meyers and Donny Schatz to win the Las Vegas Nationals on Wednesday night.
It was the first victory of Saldana’s career at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the first victory for crew chief Kale Kahne.
“When you are competing out here with the likes of (Steve Kinser’s crew chief) […]

Thu, 03/3/11 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Saldana Big Winner In Vegas
Texas Two Step: A Double Shot Of IndyCar
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Sake flowed freely over the Pacific Ocean on the long flight from Japan back to the United States in celebration of Danica Patrick’s breakthrough IZOD IndyCar Series victory at Twin Ring Motegi in April 2008.
That won’t be the case for whomever wins Race 1 of the […]

Wed, 03/2/11 – 23:37 | One Comment
Woody: Cheering By Press Has Always Gone On
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer’s firing of reporter Tom Bowles for cheering in the press box is absurd.
In case the suits at haven’t been following the sport for the past 40 years or so (that’s as far back as I can personally testify to) cheering by reporters in racing press […]

Wed, 03/2/11 – 15:52 | 8 Comments
Memo: Gordon-Hating Has Passed Out Of Vogue
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
The airplane was on final approach and passengers had just been asked to turn off and stow all electronic equipment when the overly chatty flight attendant got back on the public address system.
Because the airplane was landing in Orlando during Speedweeks and […]

Wed, 03/2/11 – 10:00 | 8 Comments
Single-day reserved grandstand and general admission tickets for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are now on sale.
Billed as the World’s Fastest Spring Break Party , the race’s sixth edition will return to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg from March 25-27 as the IndyCar season-opener. Will Power of Team Penske […]

Tue, 03/1/11 – 15:45 | Comments Off on St. Pete Singles on Sale
Woody: Some Thrilling Memories
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Joie Chitwood III has his first Speed Weeks under his belt as president of Daytona International Speedway, and all the events were crowd-wowing successes – as has come to be expected whenever a Chitwood and a racetrack come into contact.
Joie’s grandfather founded the famous Joie Chiltwood Thrill Show, in addition […]

Tue, 03/1/11 – 14:12 | Comments Off on Woody: Some Thrilling Memories