Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

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 Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season
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It was an upbeat NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France who spoke during a teleconference with the media on Wednesday. The reason for the good mood, he indicated, was the good start to which the Sprint Cup season has jumped out.
“It’s nice to see the interest level on the way back up.” France said.
He cited […]

Wed, 03/9/11 – 16:59 | One Comment
John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – When John Force climbs out of a Funny Car for the final time, his legacy will extend beyond his record multiple NHRA world championships, his powerhouse organization and his over-the-top personality.
“I wasn’t put on this earth to win championships,” Force said Tuesday afternoon during a discussion […]

Wed, 03/9/11 – 7:44 | Comments Off on John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life
Conway Claims He Was ‘Ambushed’; Gordon Penalized
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Not all the action was on the race track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend. And some action which took place in the garages may find its way into a courtroom.
The non-racing action involved drivers Robby Gordon and Kevin Conway. The two reportedly had angry words and much more […]

Tue, 03/8/11 – 9:03 | 8 Comments
Junior Fans Enter Off Week With Fingers Crossed
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
After years of failed expectations and disappointment, it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have found the catalyst he has been looking for in Steve Letarte.
The latest crew chief for NASCAR’s favorite struggling driver has seemingly given Earnhardt something he has lacked for at least three seasons – confidence.
For those […]

Tue, 03/8/11 – 8:08 | 5 Comments
Ingram: ‘The Retaliator’ On A Roll In Las Vegas
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Imagine a world where the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this coming fall has Carl Edwards squaring off against Jimmie Johnson for the title – and winning. During this time span, Danica Patrick launches her Sprint Cup career in preparation for running for the […]

Mon, 03/7/11 – 14:16 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Big Leads Lead To Small Drama at Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Odds and ends from a Sunday at Las Vegas:
In this edition – Big leads; New faces; Fueling problems; Air gun woes.
After starting off the season with two very good, very entertaining races, the Sprint Cup Series event in Las Vegas was a dog. And for the next several weeks […]

Mon, 03/7/11 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Edwards Holds Off Stewart To Win Las Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards took the lead during a final round of green flag pit stops with about 30 laps to go, held off  a resilient Tony Stewart and won the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the third in the last five […]

Sun, 03/6/11 – 18:18 | One Comment
Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
All human beings must deal with bumps in the road as they travel their way through life. Today in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas, Sprint Cup drivers will have to deal with bumps in the road between turns 1 and 2.
And these babies are far from metaphorical, Grasshopper. These […]

Sun, 03/6/11 – 9:32 | One Comment
Martin Wins As Favorites Fall In Las Vegas
Mark Martin, who inherited the lead when leader Brad Keselowski popped a tire and sideswiped the wall on he last lap, won the Sam’s Club 300 Nationwide Series Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the 49th in the series for Martin.
Justin Allgaier finished second, Keselowski third and Danica Patrick fourth.
Patrick, who […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 17:37 | One Comment
Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP
Chip Ganassi Racing’s driving tandem of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas survived an early race penalty and went on to win the Rolex Grand-Am Road Racing Series’ Grand Prix of Miami on Saturday.
Pruett in his BMW-powerd Riley passed Max Angelelli of the SunTrust Wayne Taylor Racing to take the lead with less than 10 minutes […]

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