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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal […]

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Competition Blooming This Spring
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A weekend wrapup:
That little crawl they run along the top of the television screen during NASCAR races which gives running order provided more than just the intended information on Sunday. And I’m not talking here about Fox’s decision to regularly blend advertising into it.
It provided a constant reminder about how competitive the racing in the […]

Mon, 03/28/11 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Competition Blooming This Spring
Ingram: Harvick Set To Knock Johnson Off Throne?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
So is this the year that Jimmie Johnson relinquishes the Sprint Cup?
It’s early days yet. But if the results from the Auto Club Speedway are any indication – or the finish in the first five races of the season, there are more than a few contenders […]

Mon, 03/28/11 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Ingram: Harvick Set To Knock Johnson Off Throne?
Harvick Edges Johnson To Win At Auto Club
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Kevin Harvick passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead – and the victory – as the two drivers came out of the final turn on the final lap of  the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick’s margin of victory was .15 seconds. He led just the one lap.
“I just didn’t hold him off,” […]

Sun, 03/27/11 – 17:07 | One Comment
Franchitti Begins Repeat Bid Winning At St. Pete
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Dario Franchitti took his first step toward repeating as IZOD IndyCar Series champion Sunday when he won the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Franchitti took the lead four laps into the race and relinquished it for just two laps during a pittings equence.
The victory was the first for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver […]

Sun, 03/27/11 – 14:06 | Comments Off on Franchitti Begins Repeat Bid Winning At St. Pete
Race Day: Standings Have Strange Look In Week 4
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The Sprint Cup standings heading into today’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway have what many would consider a bizarre look to them. The usual suspects are in some pretty unusual locations.
And not just at the top end of the standings, where Paul Menard, Martin Truex Jr. and Bobby Labonte all sit in the […]

Sun, 03/27/11 – 9:33 | Comments Off on Race Day: Standings Have Strange Look In Week 4
Kyle Busch ‘Steals’ A Nationwide Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch said he did not win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. He said that his crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, did.
And truth be told, Busch had a great point.
On Ratcliff’s orders, Busch took just two tires on his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota during a green flag pit stop with 13 laps […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 18:59 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch ‘Steals’ A Nationwide Victory
Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
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Team Penske’s Will Power will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the pole.
Power, who was finished second to Dario Franchitti in last year’s championship battle, had a qualifying speed of 104.579 mph. over the St. Pete street course.
“It was a good session,” said Power, who won his second […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway ended with Carl Edwards chasing Kyle Busch to the finish line. Both drivers played nice and the race ended with Busch winning, Edwards second and the cars of both still in tact.
Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Auto Club […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete
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In racin’ news today, Saturday, March 26:
(In this package – A.J. Foyt to miss St. Pete; Davey Hamilton to driver for Dreyer & Reinbold; Dan Wheldon gets ride for the 500; Marcus Gronholm flying high. This package will be updated as news develops today.)
Larry Foyt will be calling the shots this weekend for the ABC […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 10:17 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete
Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two very important American races were held last weekend. Only one left its promoters smiling. Why?
It’s a fool’s quest to think that a question like that can be answered with a simple, short, one-reason-covers-everything explanation. In truth, there may be as many explanations as there are race fans.
But in debates […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 9:01 | 9 Comments