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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Views On Road Racing Have Come Full Circle
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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There was a time when NASCAR drivers headed toward road courses with dread in their hearts.
“These dang cars don’t like to turn right,’’ Dale Earnhardt told me at Riverside in 1980. “I like the challenge of something different, but I don’t think a lot of these guys are very good […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 6:43 | One Comment
Villeneuve: Road America One Of World’s Best
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Some NASCAR fans shook their heads sideways when it was announced that the Nationwide Series race which had been held at the Milwaukee Mile oval was being moved to 14-turn, 4.048-mile Road America.
Not Jacques Villeneuve. He nodded his head up and down.
“It’s always been one of my favorite tracks,” Villeneuve said in a phone […]

Sat, 06/19/10 – 6:14 | 2 Comments
Force Hood No. 1 In Bristol
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Ashley Force Hood earned the provisional pole in Funny Car on the first day of qualifying Friday at the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals with a 4.151-second pass at 296.70 mph.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 12th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on Force Hood No. 1 In Bristol
Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
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Memo Rojas was fastest in Friday’s qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He won the pole with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor.
While Taylor will start Round 7 of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Rojas Red Hot At Mid-Ohio
Kahne Soars To Pole At Infineon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne’s high-flying qualifying run at Infineon Raceway on Friday put him on the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Kahne, whose car went airborne off the road track’s curbing a couple of times during his run, turned a lap at 93.893 mph in the session.
The pole was the first of […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 19:10 | 2 Comments
Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two
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The 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season was supposed to be all about the teams of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. In terms both of winning races and the championship.
That is, this was supposed to be a business-as-usual year for North America’s top open-wheel series.
And that’s kind of the way the season did start as Penske […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 15:29 | One Comment
Minter: Fans Used To Flock To See The Flocks
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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With NASCAR’s return to Road America this weekend for the first time since 1956, maybe there will be some media attention focused on the winner of that long-ago race.
This year’s event is for the second-tier Nationwide Series. The only other NASCAR race at Road America was for the division now […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 6:46 | 2 Comments
Woody: Gentleman, Start Your Ringers
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Well, it’s off to Snore-noma for Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, a meandering 1.99-mile road course shaped like a NASCAR fuel can.
I’ve never been a fan of road-course racing. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just different from the traditional oval-track tussles most of us old-time (read: ancient) fans grew […]

Fri, 06/18/10 – 6:34 | 4 Comments
Ambrose Has Had To Adjust Goals for 2010
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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That trademark ebullience was in short supply when Marcos Ambrose talked to the media this week. In its place was a mixture of frustration and uncertainty.
Nobody needed to ask why:
Jacked-up hopes that Ambrose would become the first Australian to win a Sprint Cup race and make the Chase are on […]

Thu, 06/17/10 – 10:16 | One Comment
Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released
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Fort Worth, Texas – An Indy Racing League investigation into the fiery crash involving IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Simona de Silvestro at Texas Motor Speedway has cited a procedural error in the packing of a fire hose on one of its trucks that caused it to malfunction, as well as “human error” in the form […]

Wed, 06/16/10 – 22:29 | Comments Off on Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released