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Last in the qualifying order, first on the speed chart.
Takuma Sato put the blinders on and his foot to the floor following a grinding crash by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay to qualify on-pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Long-regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Sato put together […]

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NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
James Buescher will take the wheel of the No. 11 Toyota in this weekend’s Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway.
He will replace Brian Scott, who, it was announced earlier this week, was let go by the Braun Racing team, which was recently acquired by Turner Motorsports.
Buescher will join teammate, Jason Leffler, who drives the Great Clips-sponsored […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:44 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Buescher To 11, Truex Brother Act
Wimmer Wants Another Chance
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Wimmer slowly nods along in agreement as it is suggested to him that he must be flattered that his phone rings when big-time race team owners need help launching the careers of people who have more sex appeal than driving chops, or more raw talent than experience.
But then, Wimmer […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Woody: Hamlin Waging Psychological Warfare?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if Denny Hamlin really believes that Clint Bowyer drove a cheated-up Chevy a couple of weeks ago, and that such shenanigans were rampant at Richard Childress Racing.
What Denny REALLY thinks doesn’t matter. What counts is that he got the goat of a lot of folks at RCR’s NASCAR […]

Tue, 09/28/10 – 6:54 | 2 Comments
Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
The Al-Anabi Racing Team will terminate its Funny Car program and add a second Top Fuel dragster for the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, it was announced today. Veteran driver Del Worsham will pilot the new Al-Anabi Top Fuel car. Larry Dixon’s existing Al-Anabi Top Fuel team will continue.
Funny Car crew chief […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
Harris: Fans Not Sprinting To Cup
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The Chase race Sunday at Dover was competitive enough to satisfy most people.
There were lead changes, some pit stop drama and plenty of the Chase drivers right in the midst of the action up front.
What there wasn’t much of was an audience. At least not like just a few years […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 12:09 | 11 Comments
Ingram: Johnson Carries His Own Yardstick
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
We take you now back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when the Lone Ranger was still one of the best known Western heros and Dale Earnhardt Sr. was still ruling the roost in the NASCAR garage.
One afternoon during happy hour practice at Rockingham as […]

Mon, 09/27/10 – 7:03 | 4 Comments
NHRA Notes: Bernsteins Have The Blues
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas – Drag racing icon Kenny Bernstein will head into the offseason with his Top Fuel team’s blue color scheme intact.
Bernstein announced Sunday morning that Copart, Inc., a leading on-line vehicle auction site, will remain as primary sponsor on the Top Fuel dragster driven by son Brandon Bernstein for […]

Sun, 09/26/10 – 16:48 | One Comment
He Is Alive: Schumacher Captures Top Fuel In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas – Tony Schumacher’s bid for an eighth NHRA Top Fuel world title regained traction Sunday at Texas Motorplex, where “The Sarge” defeated Shawn Langdon in the final of the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and […]

Sun, 09/26/10 – 15:41 | Comments Off on He Is Alive: Schumacher Captures Top Fuel In Texas
Johnson Is Back In Championship Form

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple weeks ago, a lot of Sprint Cup championship hopefuls were basing their hopes on the thought that Jimmie Johnson and his team were looking rather vulnerable this season.
Wonder what they are basing their hopes on now.
Johnson, who has won the past four championships, passed Kyle Busch for the […]

Sun, 09/26/10 – 15:20 | One Comment
Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Before Clint Bowyer was handed the death penalty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship for use of an illegal car, much of the post-race talk about New Hampshire concerned aggressive driving in the playoff opener.
The Chase continues today at Dover International Speedway in Delaware and some are wondering if […]

Sun, 09/26/10 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time