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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

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With A Little Luck, The Dark Horse Could Romp
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the three contenders head to Homestead-Miami Speedway to decide the Sprint Cup championship, the talk on the street and on the Net is about which of the them – Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson or Kevin Harvick – will prevail.
At the Trading Post, a boots and blue jeans store just […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 15:49 | One Comment
Ryan Newman’s Comeback Is Already Under Way
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Compare lists of 2010 disappointments in Sprint Cup racing and you’ll likely find Ryan Newman right near the top on all of them.
After moving to Tony Stewart’s new team in 2009, both Stewart and Newman made it to the postseason. That was a big surprise for a brand new team, but it also ratcheted up […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 7:28 | One Comment
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AAA Texas has secured multi-year title sponsorship rights to the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex beginning next season.
Scheduled for Sept. 22-25, 2011, the rebadged AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will be the second of six races in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, the sanctioning body’s playoff-style format to determine […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on AAA Title Sponsor at Motorplex
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Harris: The Chase Has/Is Doing Its Job
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Matt Kenseth inevitably gets the blame for making the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) championship so boring with his solid consistency in 2003 that NASCAR’s overseers decided something new and revolutionary was necessary.
Quiet Matt led virtually the entire season in ’03, taking any positive energy out of the title race. […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 16:22 | 3 Comments
Is All Cool On the No. 11 Team?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin looked like he had just seen Willie Nelson naked as he sat on the pit wall following last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix. With microphones and cameras in his face, he just kind of stared straight ahead and fumbled for words.
The scene had to leave NASCAR Nation […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 9:26 | 2 Comments
Woody: Big-Leaguer Swipes Lunch Money Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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At the start of the season I wondered which Sprint Cup major-leaguer would dominate the second-tier Nationwide Series and (as usual) steal the little guys’ lunch money.
The verdict is in: Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski won in a romp, officially tying the bow at Texas Motor Speedway a week ago. It was over long […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 7:30 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bodine Chased From Spotlight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The championship of the Sprint Cup circuit has a way of overshadowing about everything else in motorsports. That’s why Trevor Bayne’s amazing Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of the biggest stories coming out of that race and why Carl Edwards’ win at Phoenix last week, one that […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 14:01 | One Comment
Hood: You Got To Love Edwards’ Grandstanding
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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As post-race celebrations in NASCAR go, roughly 99 percent of them are about as interesting as watching a crew member apply glue to lugnuts.
But thanks to Carl Edwards, I’m back on the edge of my seat when I see the checkered flag wave.
I happened to be standing with a group of people on pit […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on 2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages