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Matt Crafton won Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to challenge a dominant Stewart Friesen for his first win since Charlotte […]

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Busch Wins His 12th Nationwide Race Of The Season
Kyle Busch won the Camping World 300 Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon.
It was the 12th victory of the season for Busch in 25 starts.
“To get No. 12, it’s awesome,” he said.
The win was the 42nd of Busch’s career and moved him to within six of Mark Martin’s all-time record.
Busch was the […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 18:14 | One Comment
Hagan Sets National Performance Record
Mohnton, Pa. – Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position and set a national performance record in Funny Car Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 18:07 | Comments Off on Hagan Sets National Performance Record
Hood: Uncle Lanny Offers Some Insight From The Old School
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Family reunions are all about hugs, photo opportunities, eating, listening to comments about everyone’s weight gains or loss and finding out which kids graduated from college and which have parole officers.
It’s also an opportunity to get a read on the pulse of NASCAR.
And to hear my uncle Lanny tell it, […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 7:54 | One Comment
Woody: Going, Going…Is Jimmie Gone?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Sometimes it seems that Jimmie Johnson is toying with the rest of the field.
In the opening Chase race at New Hampshire he finished 25th and dropped to seventh in the standings.
Laptops and tongues were clicking. Were there suddenly cracks in the flawless team? Was the magic ride over? Was this the […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 6:36 | Comments Off on Woody: Going, Going…Is Jimmie Gone?
Hagan Leads Assault On Records
Matt Hagan led a record-setting day of performances Friday by racing to the qualifying lead at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Cory McClenathan, Allen Johnson and Eddie Krawiec also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 20:34 | Comments Off on Hagan Leads Assault On Records
McMurray Is No. 1 In Fontana
Jamie McMurray led qualifying for Sunday’s Pepsi Max 400 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Friday, easily winning the pole.
McMurray, in an Earnahardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, won the pole with a lap at 185.285 mph. The pole was the fourth of the season for McMurray, who won the two biggest […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 19:03 | Comments Off on McMurray Is No. 1 In Fontana
Busch Says Feud With Reutimann May Not Be Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch talked to the media on Friday at Auto Club Speedway and most of that talk concerned last weekend’s incidents between him and David Reutimann.
If you remember, Busch ran into the back end of Reutimann’s car at Kansas Speedway and spun him. Later in the race, Reutimann returned serve, […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 17:22 | One Comment
Johnson Says Don’t Count Him In
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It would be easy to say that now that Jimmie Johnson is back where he apparently belongs –leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup points – things will just play out normally through the last seven races of the Chase.
Johnson, hoping to make it five straight championships, stumbled in the opener of the 10-race Chase, finishing […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 6:53 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Greg Anderson’s infamous mood swings are directly tied to his most recent NHRA elapsed time slip.
With back-to-back Pro Stock victories at zMax Dragway and Texas Motorplex in his log book, Anderson will roll into the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals today as Mr. Sunshine. Anderson’s victory over Mike Edwards […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 6:36 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
Pedley: Bowyer Not Only Victim Of Childress-gate
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The saying there there is no such thing as bad publicity is as absurd as it is trite. It certainly didn’t apply to the media frenzy which surrounded the Childress-gate saga the last couple of weeks.
That, the guess here is, only made a bad situation horrible for NASCAR and the […]

Thu, 10/7/10 – 10:21 | 2 Comments