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ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown got fitted for a black cowboy hat Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, and it may as well pass for another Top Fuel crown.
Brown trailered nearest point rival Doug Kalitta during the second round of eliminations before dispatching Texan Steve Torrence in the final to win the 31st edition of the […]

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Bittersweet Day For NHRA
Cory McClenathan ran the quickest 1,000-foot pass in history on a somber day at the 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Michael Phillips lead their respective fields in Saturday’s qualifying.
The day’s racing was conducted in a somber tone following the top-end accident that claimed the life of […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Bittersweet Day For NHRA
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Sammy Swindell scored the victory on Friday night in thrilling fashion over Joey Saldana before a very larger crowd as Boot Hill Casino & Resort Presented the opener of the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Swindell made up a lot of ground on Saldana in lapped traffic late in the going and was […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Swindell Top Gun In Dodge
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
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Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Top Qualifier at MIS
Kurt Busch turned a lap at 189.985 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
It was the second pole of the season for the Penske Racing driver as he also was top qualifier at Las Vegas in February.
Second fastest was Jamie […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 16:01 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Top Qualifier at MIS
Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Neal Parker, 58, from Millville, N.J., crashed today at a high rate of speed in the shutdown area during qualifying for the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and was pronounced dead.
NHRA officials and the New Jersey State Police are investigating the accident. In their statement, the NHRA […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Drag Racer Dies At Englishtown
Friday Q and A: Kevin Harvick
On Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano answered questions about his post-race confrontation with Kevin Harvick. On Friday afternoon, Harvick took his turn and answered questions.
Here is a portion of that question and answer session:

Fri, 06/11/10 – 15:11 | 2 Comments
Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Le Mans, France – After Peugeot Sport swept the top four starting positions in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a speed that Audi Sport found difficult to match, could the annual struggle between the two endurance racing powerhouses be over before it starts?
Not so fast, said Allan […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 13:05 | Comments Off on Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?
Minter: Family Ties Can Put Racing In A Bind
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
One of the great ironies of auto racing is that the sport is in many ways a family-oriented affair, but at the same time too much family participation can be a bad thing.
Racing dads are usually the main culprits.
And in another ironic twist, a racer is most successful when they’re […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 13:01 | One Comment
Friday Q and A: Joey Logano
Joey Logano met with the media on Friday at Michigan International Speedway for the first time since he confronted Kevin Harvick after the race at Pocono last Sunday.
He talked about the incident and matters pertaining to it. Here is a portion of that press conference:
Question: What happened last weekend at Pocono after the race?
Logano: “It […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Friday Q and A: Joey Logano
Le Mans Notes: Corvettes Replace Ferrari On Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram and John Sturbin | Senior Writers
Le Mans, France – Corvette Racing took the top two spots on the qualifying list in its debut in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin improved his time in the Thursday night session to 3:59.435 in the No. 64 Corvette C6.R.
The […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 9:27 | 3 Comments