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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville
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Jamie McMurray earned the right to start Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway from the pole after turning a fast qualifying lap at 96.509 mph on Saturday afternoon.
The pole is the first of the season for McMurray, the  Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver who won the 2010 Daytona 500 and the 2010 Brickyard 400.
Ryan […]

Sat, 04/2/11 – 12:19 | Comments Off on McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville
Sauter On Camping World Pole At Martinsville
Johnny Sauter on Saturday morning won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Sauter posted a lap at 95.463 mph to get the pole in his Chevrolet truck.
Second fastest was Cole Whitt. He had a lap at 94.913 mph in his Red Bull-sponsored Chevy.
Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick […]

Sat, 04/2/11 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Sauter On Camping World Pole At Martinsville
Raikkonen Signs With Kyle Busch’s Truck Team
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A former world driving champion will take the first steps toward becoming an American champion this summer in Charlotte.
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Saturday that it has signed former Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen to drive a limited schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the 2011 season.
Raikkonen is […]

Sat, 04/2/11 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Raikkonen Signs With Kyle Busch’s Truck Team
Pedley: Sorry But I Am Not Yet Getting The Point
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Not far from the coffee pot in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway about 10 years ago, the late Bob Latford sat at small, white table wasting his time.
He reiterated points, he borrowed a pen and a sheet of notebook paper and scribbled what appeared to be numbers, […]

Sat, 04/2/11 – 9:39 | 2 Comments
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Sammy Swindell held off Tim Kaeding to win the World of Outlaws inaugural event at Merced Speedway on Friday night.
Swindell, who won for the second time this season in his Big Game Treestands Maxim, said, “We’ve been a consistent top-five car all year long and tonight I just used my experience and put it to […]

Sat, 04/2/11 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins In Merced
Dixon Back In Form In Vegas
Defending Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon raced took the provisional pole Friday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cruz Pedregon and Mike Edwards also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Dixon, who claimed one of his 12 season victories here […]

Fri, 04/1/11 – 20:42 | Comments Off on Dixon Back In Form In Vegas
A Few Words With: The Five-Time Champion
A Jimmie Johnson slump: Kind of an oxymoron the last five years. But as the Sprint Cup Series arrives in Martinville for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500, the defending five-time champion is suffering a bit of a dry spell.
He has not won a race since September of last year, when he won at Dover. […]

Fri, 04/1/11 – 20:13 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: The Five-Time Champion
NHRA Pro Stocker Line Is Off To A Perfect Start
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Every year, Jason Line tells somebody somewhere that the goal for his NHRA Pro Stock season is to win (fill in the number of events that are held that season right here) races. This year, the number is 22.
And every year, the goal goes unrealized.
He knows that the goal probably […]

Fri, 04/1/11 – 10:55 | One Comment
Newman Is Driving Like A New Man In 2011
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Call it solid preparation and execution or call it luck. Ryan Newman is off to a great start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
Heading to Martinsville for the sixth race of the season, the Stewart Haas Racing driver already has rolled up four top-10 and three top-five finishes. That’s just one less top-five than Newman had […]

Fri, 04/1/11 – 9:07 | Comments Off on Newman Is Driving Like A New Man In 2011
Minter: Gordon Talks Numbers, Family And Future
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Bristol, Tenn. – It had been about a year since I’d had a one-on-one interview with Jeff Gordon, so back at Daytona I asked his publicist Jon Edwards if he’d put me on Jeff’s calendar for Bristol.
In a Sprint Cup world where publicists don’t exactly jump when an interview request comes in, this transaction was […]

Fri, 04/1/11 – 7:00 | 7 Comments