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ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex [...]

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Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the [...]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:21 | One Comment
Sturbin: The Sarge Is In Command Again
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Schumacher’s return to the NHRA Top Fuel points lead is full of juicy irony, in that “The Sarge” knocked off the team of former tuner Alan Johnson in the final at Texas Motorplex last Sunday.
Schumacher  – the six-time and reigning world champion – stormed to his fifth victory of [...]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas [...]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Kligerman Unruffled By Big Jump to Nationwide Series
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Kansas City, Kan. – Parker Kligerman has never driven a Nationwide Series car.
Why is that important?
Well, because Kligerman, 19, is attempting to make his Nationwide Series debut at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Yes, you read the first sentence correctly. He’s doing so without so much as turning a practice lap in [...]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 6:35 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Franchitti Not Pumped Up About Tire Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Championship contender Dario Franchitti found himself in the awkward – and certainly risky – position of tire-testing around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval Tuesday and Wednesday with the season-ender looming on Oct. 10.
Franchitti is among three drivers vying for the 2009 IndyCar Series title, but neither Target Chip Ganassi [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 16:26 | One Comment
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview
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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series one and only visit to the track this season. Jeff Gordon says his mile-and-a-half program could earn him a third victory at the facility while Carl Edwards says nothing would be bigger than a win at his home [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Kansas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Price Chopper 400
Kansas Speedway
Sunday October 4, 2PM ET, ABC

Race Facts: Granted, Kansas Speedway has only hosted eight races, but Jeff Gordon is the only multiple winner. Given the fact that Jimmie Johnson has the highest driver rating at Kansas Speedway, a second Kansas win for Johnson would probably be an even money bet… Five of [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 21:19 | Comments Off