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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Dirt Notes: TMS To Host Championship
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Fort Worth, Texas _ Entries for next month’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship are beginning to roll in, as over 80 drivers have pre-registered for the Feb. 25-27 event.
One of the largest dirt track races in the country, the Texas World Dirt Track Championship features SUPR Late Models, Modified and Limited Modified divisions. The event […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Dirt Notes: TMS To Host Championship
Piquet Jr. To Drive At Daytona
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Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet, Jr., will make his American stock-car driving debut in the ARCA Series race next month in Daytona Beach. He will drive a Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing.
The 24-year-old is the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet. From 1993 until 2001, Piquet ran in Brazilian karting, later moving to […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:35 | 2 Comments
‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ’09
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It was two races into the 2009 Sprint Cup season and Drew Blickensderfer had gone from being the new guy with the funny name to a history-making crew chief with an impressive nickname.
He had won point-paying Cup races the first two times he climbed atop a pitbox and one of those races was NASCAR’s biggie. […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 10:40 | Comments Off on ‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ’09
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 7:52 | 4 Comments
Memo: Classics At Full Song
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
Those were not really cars that were being sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction last week. They were memories. How else to explain paying more for a 45-year-old Chevrolet than a brand new Ferrari?
But, brother, what memories. Great memories.
How else to explain the countless hours of getting the eyeballs […]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 18:44 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
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Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the […]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 10:59 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
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Justin Allgaier capitalized on landing a dream ride with Penske Racing last season by finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings and capturing the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.
And with his sophomore season in Penske’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge in NASCAR’s junior circuit set to begin in Daytona on Feb. […]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off on ‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys
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Several years back, well after that point when upward-zipping NASCAR had passed downward-spiraling IndyCars on the American racing-popularity charts, open-wheeler Greg Ray was asked his thoughts on that subject.
Specifically why, Ray was queried, were drivers scuttling life-long dreams of open-wheel stardom to get into bigger, heavier and slower stock cars?
Ray needed zero time to ponder […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 15:10 | One Comment
Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Several weeks ago, NASCAR announced its new criteria for the Bud Shootout and as I understand it, everybody is eligible except Carl Long.
Only kidding. Robby Gordon can’t get in either.
Other than that, there should be few who fail to meet the more liberal requirements. Those eligible include:
All 12 Chase drivers
Chevy Chase
Past […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Force Cars Coming Together At Test
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Monday was all positive for John Force Racing during the team’s test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
Led by 2009 Funny Car Full Throttle Champion Robert Hight’s 4.05 second run at over 310 mph in the Auto Club 2010 Ford Mustang, every JFR car clocked a time quicker than 4.10 seconds.
It was the maiden […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Force Cars Coming Together At Test