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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

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Minter: Points Don’t Always Add Up To Excitement
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A Speedweeks that will go down as one of the most memorable in history provided great drama in all three major NASCAR races, and it wasn’t the manufactured kind, it just happened.
Michael Waltrip won Friday’s truck race, on the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough Cup victory, which came on the […]

Sat, 02/26/11 – 8:23 | 2 Comments
Busch Trucks To Victory at PIR
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Kyle Busch held off Clint Bowyer on a series of late-race restarts and won the Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Speedway on Friday night.
Bowyer, who beat Busch and won the trucks race last November at PIR, took the lead away from pole-sitter Clay Rogers on the first lap of the race.
Busch, who […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 21:59 | Comments Off on Busch Trucks To Victory at PIR
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing at the Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Qualifying will resume Saturday, weather permitting, for the season-opening NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event with two sessions scheduled. Sunday’s eliminations start at 11 a.m.
The qualifying leaders after Thursday’s first session […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Rain Halts NHRA Qualifying
Gilliland Also Provided Some February Warmth
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Trevor Bayne and the Wood Brothers were the best of the feel good stories coming out of the Daytona 500 last weekend, but not the only ones.
David Gilliland, a person who has come to be a symbol of the journeyman driver in NASCAR, finished third. He actually had a run at victory and had things […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 16:18 | One Comment
Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
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Long before firing-off what John Force has dubbed “The shot heard ‘round the world,” Bob Tasca III had considered the NHRA Funny Car icon an extended family member.
“I’ve described my relationship with John a number of different ways,” said Tasca, whose paternal Ford Motor Company roots in NHRA Championship Drag Racing run as deep as […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
Edwards On Point In Points As Cup Heads To PIR
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s time to get back to real racing and reality.
Last week’s fairy tale of a race story, with 20-year-old wunderkind Trevor Bayne winning the Daytona 500, is history and the only two-by-two tangos this Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway are likely to be chance meetings – i.e.: crashes.
Bayne will drive […]

Fri, 02/25/11 – 7:36 | One Comment
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
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Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
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Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will roll into the staging lanes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this afternoon for the first round of professional […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
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Formula One’s 2011 season-opener has fallen victim to the political unrest sweeping the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Confirming a rumor that had widely circulated over the weekend, officials of the Bahrain International Circuit confirmed Monday that the Kingdom had withdrawn as host of the Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain because of continuing protests aimed at democratic […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Bahrain Removed From F1 Schedule
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Fort Worth, Texas – A combined entry list approaching 300 Limited Modifieds, Modifieds and O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Models are expected for the Texas World Dirt Track Championship set for March 3-5 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
“The Texas World Dirt Track Championship is one of the premier dirt track events and we […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:52 | One Comment