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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Cory Mac Tops in Top Fuel
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Cory McClenathan continued his push for his first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Championship with a strong run to lead the Top Fuel field during the first day of qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Other provisional number one qualifiers were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Greg Anderson […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 21:31 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Tops in Top Fuel
Japanese Fans Remember Danica’s ‘Big Night’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan –  Danica Patrick admittedly continues to struggle through “just a tough year”  that has seen her add an abbreviated NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule to her fulltime IndyCar Series job with Andretti Autosport.
But don’t try telling that to her Japanese fans. Twin Ring Motegi remains the site of Danica’s […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Japanese Fans Remember Danica’s ‘Big Night’
Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Melanie Troxel is a woman on a mission. The Funny Car driver may not be in the ranks of the Countdown to One, but that hasn’t reduced her resolve.
“Logic says that the better cars are the ones that make the Countdown and that have been running well […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back
Keselowski On Pole In Loudon
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Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Keselowski, a non participant in the 12-driver, 10-race Chase – which begins with this weekend’s event – turned his fast lap at 133.572 mph. It was a track record.
It was also the first pole of […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Keselowski On Pole In Loudon
Power Takes His Title Fight To Motegi
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – If Will Power secures the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s championship without ever winning on an oval, he will do so sans apology.
“If I win the championship, I won’t let that bother me at all. Not one bit,” Power said in the paddock at Twin Ring […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 12:51 | Comments Off on Power Takes His Title Fight To Motegi
Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If it’s an argument you’re looking for, tell a Sprint Cup driver that his series is more about points racing than racing for victories. Then, step back, accept the blindfold and wait for the fusillade of indignation.
But judging just from the sounds emanating from driver interviews this week, points racing […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
Sturbin: Notes On Racing IndyCars In Japan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan – When I was a big-time boxing writer, Europe was my playground.
Actually, Europe was the playground of undisputed welterweight (147-pound) champion Donald Curry of Fort Worth. Curry’s career became my “beat” in the early 1980s while I was a sports writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  As […]

Thu, 09/16/10 – 10:19 | Comments Off on Sturbin: Notes On Racing IndyCars In Japan
Woody: Cheaters Shouldn’t Keep Their Trophies
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Reggie Buch this week returned his 2005 Heisman Trophy after admitting that he won it while violating NCAA rules during his playing days at USC.
Bush said his actions “stained the dignity of the award.”
Good for Reggie. It’s refreshing to see a pro athlete with a conscience and a sense of shame these days.
Maybe NASCAR will […]

Thu, 09/16/10 – 7:10 | 5 Comments
Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those who think that success in racing goes to the lucky may want to pick Carl Edwards to win this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Or Greg Biffle. Or Matt Kenseth. Because when it comes to luck, few can come close to those three drivers’ team owner.
Jack Roush, in fact, would […]

Wed, 09/15/10 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
Woody: The Chase – And The Pressure – Is On
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the NFL there are two types of teams, and I don’t mean running and passing.
I mean the ones that make the playoffs and the ones that don’t.
That’s the standard by which a season is measured in the NFL: making the playoffs. Getting in makes the season a success. Not getting […]

Wed, 09/15/10 – 6:32 | Comments Off on Woody: The Chase – And The Pressure – Is On