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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Franchitti Wins It All In IndyCar Finale At Homestead
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Who would have guessed that Saturday’s season-ending IndyCar Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway would have gone caution-free? Not many but Dario Franchitti sure was glad that it did as he used a fuel-mileage strategy to win the race and also the 2009 championship.
Ryan Briscoe finished second Saturday and third in the championship and Scott Dixon [...]

Sun, 10/11/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: It’s A Big Day For Martin’s Career
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The old gut is telling me two things this morning. First, too many habanero nachos before bed last night. Second, the 28-year Cup-racing career of Mark Martin will be defined by Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway.
Yes, there will be six more events after the series leaves Fontana late Sunday [...]

Sun, 10/11/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
de Ferran Rolls Into Retirement A Winner
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Gil de Ferran drove into retirement at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by winning a narrow and hotly disputed victory from Adrian Fernandez by 0.662 second. But it was David Brabham and Scott Sharp who ended up with the LMP1 championship of the American Le Mans Series.
Twice Fernandez, driving a [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 21:40 | One Comment
Dixon Again Top Qualifier In Top Fuel
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Larry Dixon closed the gap between himself and Top Fuel points-leader Tony Schumacher with his fourth straight No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 18:45 | One Comment
Logano Wins Wild One at Auto Club
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Kyle Busch was too ill to complete Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway. You can bet he got a lot sicker as he watched the final laps of that race.
With 10 laps to go, his car, with Denny Hamlin in the driver’s seat, had the lead and appeared headed to a good finish [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Hull And Cindric Will Be Sweating The Details At Homestead
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Attention to detail that is borderline-anal has the brain trusts of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske again matching wits today for the 2009 IndyCar Series championship.
“Quite frankly, at Chip Ganassi Racing, we are pretty simple guys and we just race races and the results come to us,” said [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Gurney and Fogarty Grandest In Miami
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Alex Gurney and John Fogarty won the championship of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series after finishing fourth in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Brumos Racing claimed the victory shortly after driver J.C. France was suspended following an arrest on drug charges.
Endurance racing legend Hurley Haywood, a last-minute replacement [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Bayne A Rising-Star Attraction in Garages
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fontana, Calif. – Seconds after flashing his boyish, All-American smile, 18-year-old Trevor Bayne stood in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage on Friday and calmly delivered a bold prediction about today’s Copart 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
“I think a top-five finish is a good expectation for me,” said Bayne, who will [...]

Sat, 10/10/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Hamlin To Start From Pole At Auto Club Speedway
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Denny Hamlin won his first pole of the season Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Pepsi 500 Sprint Cup race.
Hamlin, a two-time winner this year and a participant in the Chase, had a lap of 183.870 mph and 39.16 seconds.
“It definitely comes at a [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Woody: France Drug Problems A Sign of Times
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I’m sure a lot of NASCAR-haters are grinning and gloating over the arrest of J.C. France on drug charges after a traffic stop in Daytona Beach.
How shameful.
I doubt that there’s a family anywhere that hasn’t been touched by the poison of drugs, and just because someone doesn’t care for NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:00 | 14 Comments