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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It wasn’t that long ago that New Hampshire Motor Speedway was about as popular with NASCAR drivers as jock itch. No longer.
The track has been repaved and redone over the years and is now regarded by many in the sport as a track with character.
The fact that is has become [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 13:49 | Comments Off
Drivers Named For Historic Drag Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – There was a consolation prize for teams and drivers in the Top Fuel and Funny Car series that were knocked out of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on Sunday. They were awarded a chance to make history by racing in an exhibition four-wide event.
In the Top Fuel race, [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 13:45 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Meet The Chase Class Of 2009
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Stewart insists that any of the 12 drivers eligible for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is a bona fide title contender heading into New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
But better check the points ladder after the last hauler exits Loudon, N.H., on Sunday night.
“After Loudon this weekend, this thing [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Doug Herbert Races On With A Still-Aching Heart
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – Virtually every day for the past 20 months, Doug Herbert has pulled out of the driveway of his home in Cornelius, N.C., headed up the street and passed the site where the first part of his life came to an end.
And every day for the past 20 [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Loudon
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Sylvania 300 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action live from Loudon.

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:30 | 46 Comments
GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney shared a car that was “crazy-fast” this weekend at Miller Motorsport Park, where the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing twins moved three points closer to a second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype championship.
Fogarty and Gurney capped a near-dominant weekend that began on-pole with their fourth [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Joey Saldana Wins Thriller at Deer Creek
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Joey Saldana came out on the short end of a late race battle just a few days ago at Clay County Fair Speedway losing the lead on the final lap to Jason Meyers and he made up for that on Saturday night in the Sprint for a Cure Summer Clash at Deer Creek Speedway in [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 1:00 | One Comment
Harris: Open-Wheel Rivals Chasing Each Other In Cup
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Team owners Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi each have a chance to do something this year that they’ve never done before – win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
It’s something of a mystery why these two behemoths of open-wheel racing have had so little real success in the stock car sport.
You [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Truck Race; Hornaday Angers Boss
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Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick Inc. teammates Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kevin Harvick to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for Busch.
And he had to be laughing about what he saw in his rear-view mirror.
Behind him late in the race were [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Jumps To The Top In Top Fuel
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – It was cloudy, relatively cool and it seemed the conditions at the zMAX Dragway were pretty darn good for Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
But, warned Top Fuel driver Antron Brown, the conditions were not perfect so he did not expect that [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off