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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
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Ford Motor Co. marked its official return to drag racing’s famed “Factory Hot Rod” wars Saturday, when veteran competitor Larry Morgan qualified a 2010 Mustang for the 50th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
Morgan covered the Auto Club Raceway quarter-mile in 6.645-seconds and 207.88 mph to earn the 15th spot on the 16-car […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
Race Day: Trust To Be Put To The Test In The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It is virtually impossible to win the Daytona 500 without on-track help. Not American Auto Club-type help. Drafting help. Bumping help.
This afternoon, every driver on the track will be looking to hook up with somebody they can “trust”. Every team will attempt to cut “deals” with other teams.
Some drivers have […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Race Day: Trust To Be Put To The Test In The 500
Cory Mac Back At The Top
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Cory McClenathan returned to the top of the speed charts at the Kragen O’Reilly Winternationals on Saturday while Robert Hight and Mike Edwards stayed there.
McClenathan, who led Top Fuel after Thursday’s first round of qualifying, clocked a 3.787-second run on Saturday. McClenathan’s 320.05-mph speed matched his previous best here.
“We saw the air getting better […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 22:49 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Back At The Top
Peters Edges Bodine For Truck Win
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Timothy Peters slipped past Todd Bodine and into the lead on the final lap of Saturday night’s rain-delayed Camping World Trucks Series race at Daytona International Speedway and got the victory.
The pass, which came when Bodine attempted to put a block on Peters in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, deprived Bodine of a shot to […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 21:49 | Comments Off on Peters Edges Bodine For Truck Win
Viso To Test With KVRT
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KV Racing Technology and E. J. Viso announced Saturday that it will conduct a test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on Monday, February 15.
“E. J. is an outstanding driver,” said KVRT General Manager Mark Johnson. “We have been in discussions with him for several weeks about possibly joining KV Racing Technology for […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Viso To Test With KVRT
Stewart Following The Path Of Earnhardt Sr.
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Shades of the late, great Dale Earnhardt.
Tony Stewart knows how to win everything at Daytona International Speedway except the big one – the Daytona 500.
Smoke did it again Saturday, holding off fellow Sprint Cup stars Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick, along with Nationwide Series regular Justin […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Stewart Following The Path Of Earnhardt Sr.
Harris: Danica Learns Hard Lessons
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Patrick seems to have as many detractors as fans, and her NASCAR debut in Saturday’s Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race gave both plenty of fodder.
On the minus side, the diminutive IndyCar glamour girl quickly slid from her 15th-place starting position and eventually lost the lead draft. On her second pit […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 17:16 | One Comment
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