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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Woody: NASCAR – Do You Know Where Your Star Is?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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He’s lean and lanky with scruffy chin-whiskers. Usually surrounded by a throng of panting fans. Answers to the name of “Junior.”
If you spot him, please call NASCAR immediately. It’s worried sick.
Even if Dale Earnhardt Jr., turns up, it’s too late in terms of the championship. The Chase kicks off Sunday [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Considered The Man By His Fellow Chase Drivers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The legend of Jimmie Johnson, three-time and reigning NASCAR champion, is looming XXX Large over the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was evident during Chase Media Day in New York City, where four of 12 drivers eligible for the championship served up plenty of props to Johnson during a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Not Rolling Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – No pressure, nothing to prove and no revenge motive. That’s what Cruz Pedregon said Friday night after grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car competition at the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
His motivation on Friday, and will be for the rest of the season, Pedregon said, [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple
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By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
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New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Off And Running In Loudon
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Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 15:25 | Comments Off
In A Twist, Points Snuck Up on Drivers in NHRA
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – The cell phone was out of Ron Capps’ pocket like a Colt .44 out John Wayne’s holster when he got the news that the NHRA Full Throttle drag racing series was going to adjust its point-paying system for the start of Countdown to 1.
He texted up the [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 12:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Danica Patrick took the racing world by storm on a rainy spring weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last year when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. In this year’s return of the series to the Japanese track on a balmy September [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:12 | 5 Comments