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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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New Ford Engine Takes To Track
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth will be taking one for the team this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway and from the sound of it, he is mildly happy to do so. Very mildly.
Kenseth will be one of two Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup drivers who will have the Ford FR9 engine under his hood. [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:50 | One Comment
Mission Impossible: Force Must Control His Emotions
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car icon John Force is shifting his overly-amped emotions into neutral as son-in-law Robert Hight and daughter Ashley Force Hood vie for the 2009 NHRA world championship.
Hight holds a tenuous 13-point lead over John Force Racing teammate/sister-in-law Force Hood heading into the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Round 5 of the six-race Countdown [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Minter: Here Is The Rest Of The 1973 Story
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega Superspeedway president Rick Humphrey is, in my opinion, an all-around good guy worthy of the support of both fans and the media. But I hope the Creek medicine man he got to restore balance to his race track turns out to be a quack. Even if the strange occurrences [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 8:49 | 3 Comments
Antron Brown Now With DSR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing’s vice-like grip on the NHRA’s Top Fuel class just got tighter.
Already home to six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, DSR announced Tuesday it has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately.
The Matco [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car points-leader Robert Hight has given the new helmet removal system NHRA will implement next season The Eric Medlen Project seal of approval.
NHRA announced earlier this week a series of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime due to oil down leakage in 2010. Prominent among the safety changes will be [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:30 | One Comment
Minter: Keselowski Too Tough For His Own Good?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Many NASCAR fans and media members who are searching for a young aggressive driver to inject some needed enthusiasm into the sport are eyeing Brad Keselowski. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. protégé picked up  his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday at Memphis Motorsports Park using the aggressive style of driving that is [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 14:24 | 6 Comments
Wheldon To Return To Panther
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Dan Wheldon is settling-in, and aiming-high, at Panther Racing. The Indianapolis-based team confirmed Wednesday that Wheldon will return to the cockpit of the No. 4 Dallara/Honda for the 2010 IndyCar Series season.
Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 champion, finished 10th in the final 2009 point standings. His best result was [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The last time David Poole sat in a press box was at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year. There, the assembled group of reporters sat behind laptop computers and wrote about a race finish that saw Carl Edwards’ car fly into the catch fence, with strewn parts injuring seven, including one [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 7:44 | 4 Comments
Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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If anyone ever had reasons to quit racing, it would be Timothy Peters.
In 2001, his father, his primary backer, died, but Peters pushed ahead anyway. After finding success on the short tracks of Virginia and the Carolinas, he started getting the calls all aspiring racers dream about.
First it was Bobby Hamilton, offering a truck series [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off
NASCAR Penalizes Steve Wallace
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NASCAR announced today that Steve Wallace, driver of the No. 66 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined and penalized due to rule violations that occurred immediately following this past weekend’s event at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Wallace has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2009, for violating Section 12-1 (Actions [...]

Wed, 10/28/09 – 12:02 | Comments Off