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For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

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McMurray Is Back In The Comfort Zone
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For thousands upon thousands of race-car drivers in America, Roush Fenway Racing is not just a NASCAR team, it’s also an answer to prayers. It’s a top team, a winning team, a team that does things right and a team which has the people and equipment to turn drivers into […]

Fri, 05/7/10 – 8:17 | One Comment
Memo: The Age Of Gimmicks Is Upon Us
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Welcome, race fans, to the age of gimmicks. It’s an age when fast cars, mechanical innovation, may-the-best-team-win and all the other things which have made auto racing the best sport on the rock are not nearly enough to keep ‘em coming back […]

Thu, 05/6/10 – 8:43 | 7 Comments
Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
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Nashville, Tenn. – It was a hectic weekend. I was trying to arrange an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a fast-approaching magazine deadline, the air conditioner was making an odd (i.e., expensive-sounding) noise and the guy who works on my car (Mr. Good Wallet) said I needed at least four new tires.
My lawn mower […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Woody: Flood Puts Problems Into Perspective
Rahal and Rahal At Indy
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Talented young star Graham Rahal will team up with his father, 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, for the first time in an IZOD IndyCar Series car in the 2010 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Graham Rahal, from New Albany, Ohio, will drive the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Racing entry. The younger Rahal, 21, […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 17:48 | One Comment
Johnson Wins First Quarter DOTY
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On the track and in the media’s opinion, Jimmie Johnson was simply the best as he was voted the winner of the DRIVER OF THE YEAR for the first quarter of the 2010 racing season.
Johnson, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and three-time DRIVER OF THE YEAR, led his series’ points standing and garnered the […]

Wed, 05/5/10 – 10:47 | 2 Comments
Harris: Hall Does Sport Proud
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, NC – Walking into the new NASCAR Hall of Fame is a bit like strolling into living history.
The modern, gleaming facility in the midst of downtown Charlotte’s skyscrapers officially opens next week. But a handful of fortunate media members were invited to a preview on Tuesday – kind of […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 21:23 | One Comment
Green, Tracy Reunite For Indy
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A couple of familiar faces will be back in Gasoline Alley together this month.
KV Racing Technology announced today that former Indianapolis 500-winning car owner Barry Green has joined the team to assist on Paul Tracy’s No. 15 GEICO – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry in this year’s Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for Sunday, May […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 10:41 | Comments Off on Green, Tracy Reunite For Indy
Minter: Talladega Was ‘Exceptional”
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It seems that the way Sprint Cup races are going these days, it takes a night or two of sleeping on it to decide what one really thinks about the outcome.
Listening to some, including the TV talkers, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega two weeks ago was NASCAR’s best race ever.
Even without a night or two […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Gordon Taking Different Approach This Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Jeff Gordon has a lot to be proud of. Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and 82 race wins in a career that began nearly two decades ago are nothing to sneeze at.
But Gordon is 38 years old now, and he’s been overshadowed in recent years by teammate Jimmie Johnson, who […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:36 | One Comment
No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Motor racing, as the saying goes, is a fast-moving sport. In recent days, the “new Kyle Busch” has emerged a winner at Richmond, the contentious anti-trust law suit at the Kentucky Motor Speedway has been settled, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon stopped fuming (if not feuding) and […]

Mon, 05/3/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient