Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 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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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
Flag to Flag: Bristol
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Watching the Sharpie 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sat, 08/22/09 – 8:30 | 39 Comments
Dollanski Rushes to Victory
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Ever since winning his first race of the season on July 26 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York, Craig Dollansky has been on a roll, finishing in the top three in five of the next six races. He added to this hot streak on Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. [...]

Sat, 08/22/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Vickers Says He Feels Sorry For Anger-Filled Busch
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – In Brian Vickers’ mind, Kyle Busch is out of rope.
Fresh off a win in Sunday’s CARFAX 400 in Michigan, Vickers showed up at Thunder Valley Friday morning with Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye prepared to talk about his new contract extension.
Instead, the media seemed more [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 21:35 | 3 Comments
Ragan Gets A Nationwide Win
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David Ragan blew past leader Carl Edwards on a green-white-checkered restart and hung on to win the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
The victory came with the yellow flag waving as a wreck caused by Steve Wallace prevented a green-flag finish and any hope for an exciting finish.
Brad Keselowski, who was involved [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Lucas Fails to Slow at Maple Grove
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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana continued on hot streaks, pacing the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle fields, respectively. Joining the duo atop the sheets were Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Lucas and Arana were winners a week ago at Brainerd, Minn.
Only one session of qualifying was [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Martin Speeds To Pole at Bristol
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Mark Martin turned a lap at 124.484 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Martin and comes at a great time as he is fighting to secure a berth in the Chase for the Sprint [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Minter: Pithy Bits From Bristol
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – There’s nothing quite like a morning spent in the pit area at Bristol Motor Speedway  to get some lively debate going about all things NASCAR.
Early on a somewhat gray day, Mike Brown, the general manager of TRG Motorsports’ Sprint Cup effort, leaned against a stack of tires [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 14:20 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Trips to Austria on the company tab. NASCAR race team on the rise. Generous backing from a corporation which has solid financial footing. Brains. It would be pretty dang easy to envy Jay Frye these days, to want to live his life, except then you would have had to deal [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 10:08 | One Comment
Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The testing ban implemented by the NHRA this season has affected different drivers and teams in different ways. It has helped some, hurt some and had little effect at all on others. Put the Funny Car team of Robert Hight down in the “hurt some” category.
It has adversely affected Hight [...]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off