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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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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to delay final eliminations for the NHRA SuperNationals until Monday at 10 a.m.
Three rounds of racing were completed in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event before rain started falling at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park around 3:45 p.m.
Antron Brown will face Larry Dixon in the Top Fuel […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 20:31 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans
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Le Mans, France – In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI “plus” that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When the valiant, hectoring chase of Alexander Wurz ended with a puff of smoke […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
GT2: Porsche Upsets At Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Le Mans, France – Speed, endurance and luck all played major roles in the always intense battle for the GT2 crown at this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the name of Porsche often plays a role, this year the 911 GT3 RSR of Team Felbermayr-Proton […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 13:56 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The hot topic in Sprint Cup this week – as it has been fairly often this year – is driver feuds. Their causes and effects have been debated more than the slumping economy in the garages at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
The spark, of course, was last weekend’s post-race blowup […]

Sun, 06/13/10 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS
Logano Holds Off Edwards To Win At Kentucky
Joey Logano made headlines Saturday night for the right reasons.
Logano won his first Nationwide Series race of the season Friday night when he captured the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was the seventh of Logano’s career in the series. It was his third from the pole at Kentucky.
It came a weekend after he was […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 22:03 | Comments Off on Logano Holds Off Edwards To Win At Kentucky
Midpoint At Le Mans: Peugeot Leads, Audi Lurks
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Le Mans, France – Approaching the halfway mark, the 24 Hours of Le Mans shaped up as a classic match of speed versus endurance.
The faster Peugeot Sport entries suffered two technical failures in the first 10 hours – one permanent – while the slower Audi Sport cars continued to lurk […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 18:48 | One Comment
Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend
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Thursday was a huge day at Ford Racing headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. As has become traditional on the week of Sprint Cup racing at Michigan International Speedway, drivers and big shots from the company’s North American racing programs were invited to town to see, feel and schmooze.
During an early morning phone conversation, Jamie Allision, head […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend
Cory Mac’s Big Run Stands
Cory McClenathan secured the top qualifying position when his quickest pass in NHRA Full Throttle Series history from Friday wasn’t threatened on Saturday as qualifying concluded at the 41st annual NHRA Supernationals.
In fact, there were no changes in any of the other three categories either as Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Cory Mac’s Big Run Stands
NASCAR’s Richter Dies
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Les Richter, a former NASCAR executive and also a star in the National Football League, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 79.
Richter was best known in the sports world as an eight-time Pro Bowler at linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, who acquired him in a trade for 11 players. But he had […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 16:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR’s Richter Dies
Almirola Wins Truck Race At MIS
Aric Almirola took the lead with seven laps to go and went on to hold off Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season and career for Almirola, who also won at Dover.
The victory, which came in the […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Almirola Wins Truck Race At MIS