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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Minter: McMurray Has Been An Overlooked Wheel Man
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random thoughts on a post-Brickyard Monday:
As Jamie McMurray lined up with the lead, although with only two fresh tires, in the closing laps of the Brickyard 400, I thought back to a conversation in the Nationwide Series garage at Charlotte some months back.
Several veteran crew chiefs were talking. […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 20:52 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Ganassi Gets Trifecta Plus One
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his driver Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400 following the sudden demise of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, team owner Chip Ganassi described himself as “the luckiest guy on the planet.”
And that was before Scott Dixon gave Ganassi a clean sweep on the day by winning […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 7:19 | One Comment
Dixon Wins, Helio Freaks
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Dixon presented team-owner Chip Ganassi a second victory late Sunday afternoon via a bizarre finish to the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Edmonton.
Dixon’s victory was nowhere near as squeaky-clean as Jamie McMurray’s win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400, as it came wrapped amid heated controversy. Dixon […]

Mon, 07/26/10 – 7:05 | 6 Comments
Kalitta, Hight, Johnson And Hines Win Mile High Nationals
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Allen Johnson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season and his third win in the last four years at Bandimere Speedway to finish off a successful weekend for his team Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 19:28 | One Comment
France Talks Schedule, Chase And Changes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis –  NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian Francemade a surprise appearance in front of the assembled media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway late Sunday morning to field questions on a variety of topics.
Below is a complete transcript of his Q&A:
Q. As you probably know, Ryan Dennis, the chairman of McLaren, is […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Notes: No Laps For Sadler
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The action got fast and furious during the first lap of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
That’s when Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota stepped out of line in Turn 2 and made contact with Sam Hornish’s Dodge.
The contact triggered a seven-car pileup, which left Elliott Sadler and […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 18:07 | 4 Comments
McMurray Adds Brickyard To List of Victories
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jamie McMurray became king of the Sprint Cup Series’ big events Sunday when he won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
With Sunday’s victory, McMurray joined Jimmie Johnson and Dale Jarrett as the only drivers to win both the Brickyard and Daytona 500 in the same year.
Kevin Harvick, the series […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 15:18 | 2 Comments
IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble
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Points-leader Will Power led a Team Penske front-row sweep during qualifications Saturday for the Honda Indy Edmonton, as IZOD IndyCar Series officials took the virtually unprecedented step of placing Milka Duno on probation for being a moving chicane.
Power, the defending event champion, earned his sixth pole of the season via a lap of 1:00.7126/116.991 mph […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 14:10 | Comments Off on IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble
Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – The specter of what happened a week ago at a small, out of the way race track which was hosting a race in NASCAR’s second tier series has been hanging over one of NASCAR’s showcase events this weekend.
It’s the specter of “Gateway”.
When Sprint Cup drivers at Indianapolis Motor […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 5:00 | Comments Off on Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks
Finals Set At Mile High
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Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, Allen Johnson and Michael Phillips will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Mile High Nationals near Denver.
The race at Bandimere Speedway is the final stop of the three-race Western Swing and the penultimate race in the […]

Sun, 07/25/10 – 4:38 | Comments Off on Finals Set At Mile High