Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 5 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
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Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – If Kyle Busch’s plan was to mend some fences with a return visit to Nashville after June’s embarrassing guitar-smashing tirade, he failed miserably.
Busch, coming off Saturday night’s Sprint Cup victory at Bristol, ran a Champion Racing Association (CRA) race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway and sparks started flying well before [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 19:40 | 7 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Infineon
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Dario Franchitti led at the start and led at the finish and led every lap in between in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway.
His margin of victory was just a couple of feet over second-place Ryan Briscoe, but the closeness of that was attributable to the fact that a restart with four laps to [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Saturday was a great day for Australian Marcos Ambrose, not just a G’day, mate.
See, there are few things which Ambrose wants more in racing than to be able to ditch the rep of being a road-race guy. And on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Ambrose took a big swing [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap
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Kyle Busch held off Mark Martin for the season sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway as both drivers fought for every point available in their quest to make the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup. Hear from Busch and Martin and find out who is on the Chase bubble with just two races to go.

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:36 | Comments Off
Schatz Adds Name To 100-Win List
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Heading into the 2009 season, only four drivers in the history of the World of Outlaws had won at least 100 career A-Feature events. Donny Schatz added his name to this illustrious list on Saturday night in his home state of North Dakota, picking up the monumental win at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, to join [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top In Reading
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Antron Brown took over the top spot on the Top Fuel ladder during the single qualifying run Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The other three classes remained unchanged with Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) staying in front. Interestingly, all [...]

Sat, 08/22/09 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Night Moves The Right Moves In NASCAR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If you look hard enough, you will find a few pockets of NASCAR fans out there who love the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But the vast majority of NASCAR fans really, really love it.
The sparks, the noise, the scene, the emotions, the lights, the bumping, the history, the [...]

Sat, 08/22/09 – 18:50 | 3 Comments
Franchitti Takes Pole At Infineon
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Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Speedway in Sonoma, Calif.
Franchitti won the pole on the final lap of Firestone Fast Six shootout with a time of 1.16.798.
Starting next to him Sunday will be Ryan Briscoe.
Action at the Infineon road course was suspended during practice earlier [...]

Sat, 08/22/09 – 18:49 | Comments Off