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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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US F1 Team Signs Driver
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The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been […]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:16 | One Comment
IRL Unveils Brazil Course
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Indy Racing League officials Monday released the course design for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural race in Brazil, the São Paulo Indy 300.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will open its 2010 season March 14 on the 2.6-mile, 11-turn circuit that mirrors the metropolis. The course, located in the north central section of São Paulo known as […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Rips Up A Knee On Court
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Denny Hamlin insists that his ripped-up knee will not keep him out of next month’s Speed Week activities at Daytona International Speedway.
Hamlin injured the knee playing basketball over the weekend. The diagnosis is a torn ACL.
Hamlin is the driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota Camry. He earned a berth in the Chase […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 8:08 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Tasty Bits From The Tour
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
One participant’s Top Ten take-aways from the NASCAR Media Tour.
1.  Watch Out Danica – Since NASCAR has officially been declared a contact sport, Danica Patrick is likely to receive more than the usual incidental contact in the Nationwide Series. It’s often that way for rookies (just […]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Force Still Pleading Fifth On Taking Indy Dive
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Chandler, Ariz. – Like Dale Earnhardt Jr., NHRA Funny Car star John Force learned last season that racing waits for no one.
Earnhardt, who is stock car racing’s most popular driver, failed to win a race.
Ditto Force, drag racing’s most popular driver who also didn’t reach victory lane for the first […]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 18:12 | 3 Comments
US F1 Set To Announce Driver
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US F1 will formally announce Jose Maria Lopez as its driver in Argentina on Monday, a business manager has confirmed. The 26-year-old former Renault test driver has sponsorship in place from the Argentianian government through the Automobile Club of Argentina as well as commercial backing.
Peter Windsor, the sporting director for US F1, has been in […]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 7; Road Warriors
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Sat, 01/23/10 – 9:27 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong
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People in the media are dumping all over Jack Roush this week because of something the hyper-blunt team owner said during the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday.
Being a natural contrarian, I hereby do my duty:
There is some truth in what Roush said. He got some details wrong, he clearly does not have a total […]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 17:06 | 17 Comments
Woody: Baker Says Racing Climate Is ‘Brutal”
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Gary Baker has had experience hitting hard walls.
During his driving days he once cracked the concrete at Talladega at over 200 mph.
Now Baker, speaking as a team owner, says stock car racing has hit an equally hard economic wall. He’s not sure when – or if – it […]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
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Concord, N.C. – Michael Waltrip plans to slow down some, but only on the race track.
The owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, which will field NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for David Reutimann and team newcomer Martin Truex Jr. in 2010,  says he is bringing his Cup career to a halt.
“I’m going to run Daytona – the […]

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