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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

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Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Pothole, Schmothole, it’s time to put the Daytona 500 behind us.
With the exception of Daytona winner Jamie McMurray, all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers did that Monday.
Now it’s time to start the real Cup season.
Don’t get me wrong. Daytona is a very important event. It’s called NASCAR’s Super Bowl […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
NHRA Makes Tech Announcements
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The NHRA’s technical department made two announcements today effective at this weekend’s Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz.
The NHRA has temporarily suspended mandatory use of the Electrimotion Shutoff Receiver while NHRA works with the manufacturer to meet driver requests.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams, after the just concluded Pomona event, raised certain concerns about the automatic […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on NHRA Makes Tech Announcements
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Indianapolis –  An exciting VIP experience to the 2010 Brickyard 400 is the highlight among items added recently to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions to raise funds for American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
All proceeds from the eBay auctions of racing memorabilia, which began Jan. 15, are being donated to Red Cross relief […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on VIP Experience Up for Auction To Benefit Haiti
Daytona Begins Fixing Track
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Daytona International Speedway has begun installing reinforced concrete in Turn 2 today, Track President Robin Braig announced in a statement to the media on Thursday.
The announcement comes four days after the opening of a pothole in the area forced two long red-flag interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The statement read: Following a comprehensive review of Turn […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Daytona Begins Fixing Track
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KV Racing Technology announced today that Takuma Sato will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
“We are very excited to have been able to put this deal together with Takuma and his group,” said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser.  “I can’t wait to see what I know will be a extremely fast […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 8:21 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Dixon Reacts To DNQ
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Larry Dixon’s DNQ in his debut for Al-Anabi Racing last February arguably cost him the 2009 NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
A two-time champion, Dixon fell two points short of Tony Schumacher at the conclusion of the six-race Countdown to 1. Dixon began erasing those memories Sunday, when he knocked off Schumacher in the semifinals en […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 7:38 | One Comment
Woody: Pothole Whiners Should Put A Plug In It
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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We saw one of the most dramatic Daytona 500s in history last Sunday.
Close racing. A flurry of lead changes. Big pileups. A dramatic late rally by Dale Jr. An emotion-charged victory by charismatic young racer Jamie McMurray. A dramatic finish made possible by a radical new multiple-restart rule that will revolutionize […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 7:04 | 11 Comments
Pedley: McMurray Win Stirs Memories of Legend
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the first things that flashed through my head after Jamie McMurray took the checkered flag at Daytona on Sunday was a mental image of Larry Phillips. It was an image which evoked both happiness and hollowness.
People who know racing, know of Phillips. Those who don’t know of Phillips, […]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 17:44 | One Comment
Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?
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It seems like every time I turn on the TV there’s Tony Stewart trashing the print media. The other night on Jimmy Spencer’s “What’s the Deal?” there was a clip of Stewart referring to one media member as either the dumbest or one of the dumbest of us for asking a question about the safety […]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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According to Mr. Nielsen, the TV ratings for last Sunday’s Daytona 500 were down 16 percent, the lowest recorded in 19 years.
At the same time Mr. Nielsen reported that over 3 million more viewers turned into the race, a 14 percent gain over last year’s race.
Ratings were down while viewership was […]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 7:31 | One Comment