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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Andretti Takes American Dream, The 500 On Tour
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His name is synonymous with speed…the way LeBron James’ is with basketball, Oprah Winfrey’s is with entertainment and Dick Clark’s is with another rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
Mario Andretti’s list of official accolades may have peaked in 2000, when The Associated Press anointed him Driver of the Century. But Mario’s legacy […]

Wed, 01/5/11 – 6:13 | One Comment
Ganassi Unveils Socko Rolex Lineup
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The lineup of drivers which the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates organization will put on the track for this month’s Rolex 24 Grand-Am race at Daytona International Speedway is as diverse as it is talented.
The driver lineup includes Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray.
The drivers will be […]

Tue, 01/4/11 – 13:27 | One Comment
ALMS To Team with ESPN, ABC
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The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced a multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.”
The deal involves televising the world’s premier sports car series over several ESPN programming and media platforms, including ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Intersport, an award-winning media and marketing […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 13:40 | 3 Comments
Harris: Wishin’ And Hopin’ 2011 Style
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It seems like 2010, with all its action and drama, just flew by. Now it’s the start of 2011 andtime to start thinking about the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Here’s what I think a NASCAR  wish list for the new year would look like:
– Dale Earnhardt Jr. would like a competitive […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 13:35 | One Comment
Ingram: Hagan Reflects On ‘Tremendous’ Season
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
Christiansburg, Va. – It’s been a longer winter than usual for Matt Hagan on his hilltop farm nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Back-to-back snowfalls have kept him busy getting feed to his herd of Black Angus cattle. In the evenings, there’s the […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 7:56 | 4 Comments
Hood: Anybody Have Directions To Perfection?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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In the lengthy history of NASCAR, have we been treated to a perfect race?
It all depends on how you define perfection.
Richmond International Raceway, arguably one of the most competitive tracks on the NASCAR circuit, bills its facility and events as Racing Perfection.
But it was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 2009 when Jimmie Johnson proceeded to pace each […]

Sun, 01/2/11 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year
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If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. […]

Sat, 01/1/11 – 11:48 | 3 Comments
Woody: Jimmie Becomes Monk, Other Predictions
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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About this time every year, sports writers gaze into their crystal punch bowls and predict what the New Year holds.
Here’s what I see swirling around in the ice and Jack Daniel’s:
– Jimmie Johnson, bored with the incessant winning and his life of wealth and luxury, decides to forsake the worldly pleasures […]

Sat, 01/1/11 – 9:24 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season
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It amazes me how many sports fans and media have what seem to be super human powers of recollection. They remember in astonishing detail what happened to which driver in races that occurred decades ago.
They’ll sit around bottle-strewn tables at restaurants and bistros, or huddle in small groups in infield press centers and debate the […]

Fri, 12/31/10 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Independent Action: RAB Takes Big Step Forward
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For those who would like to see NASCAR’s Nationwide Series be something more than mostly Cup Lite, there was a bit of encouraging news last week.
Independent Nationwide car owners Robby Benton and Brack Maggard, the guys who pulled off a major upset when they won at Montreal this past season […]

Thu, 12/30/10 – 8:11 | 2 Comments