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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Memphis Blues: Track Shuts Down
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Dover Motorsports’ surprise announcement on Friday that it is closing Memphis Motorsports Park was bittersweet news for Cliff Hawks.
Hawks is VP/GM of Nashville Superspeedway  – another Dover facility – which will inherit the 2010 NASCAR truck race that had been scheduled at Memphis. While the Nashville track can use [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 12:19 | 3 Comments
New Ford Engine Takes To Track
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Matt Kenseth will be taking one for the team this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway and from the sound of it, he is mildly happy to do so. Very mildly.
Kenseth will be one of two Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup drivers who will have the Ford FR9 engine under his hood. [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:50 | One Comment
Mission Impossible: Force Must Control His Emotions
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Funny Car icon John Force is shifting his overly-amped emotions into neutral as son-in-law Robert Hight and daughter Ashley Force Hood vie for the 2009 NHRA world championship.
Hight holds a tenuous 13-point lead over John Force Racing teammate/sister-in-law Force Hood heading into the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Round 5 of the six-race Countdown [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Minter: Here Is The Rest Of The 1973 Story
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega Superspeedway president Rick Humphrey is, in my opinion, an all-around good guy worthy of the support of both fans and the media. But I hope the Creek medicine man he got to restore balance to his race track turns out to be a quack. Even if the strange occurrences [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 8:49 | 3 Comments
Antron Brown Now With DSR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Don Schumacher Racing’s vice-like grip on the NHRA’s Top Fuel class just got tighter.
Already home to six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, DSR announced Tuesday it has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately.
The Matco [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Funny Car points-leader Robert Hight has given the new helmet removal system NHRA will implement next season The Eric Medlen Project seal of approval.
NHRA announced earlier this week a series of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime due to oil down leakage in 2010. Prominent among the safety changes will be [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 20:30 | One Comment
Minter: Keselowski Too Tough For His Own Good?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Many NASCAR fans and media members who are searching for a young aggressive driver to inject some needed enthusiasm into the sport are eyeing Brad Keselowski. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. protégé picked up  his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday at Memphis Motorsports Park using the aggressive style of driving that is [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 14:24 | 6 Comments
Wheldon To Return To Panther
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Dan Wheldon is settling-in, and aiming-high, at Panther Racing. The Indianapolis-based team confirmed Wednesday that Wheldon will return to the cockpit of the No. 4 Dallara/Honda for the 2010 IndyCar Series season.
Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 champion, finished 10th in the final 2009 point standings. His best result was [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The last time David Poole sat in a press box was at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year. There, the assembled group of reporters sat behind laptop computers and wrote about a race finish that saw Carl Edwards’ car fly into the catch fence, with strewn parts injuring seven, including one [...]

Thu, 10/29/09 – 7:44 | 4 Comments
Peters Has Truck Load of Want-To
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

If anyone ever had reasons to quit racing, it would be Timothy Peters.
In 2001, his father, his primary backer, died, but Peters pushed ahead anyway. After finding success on the short tracks of Virginia and the Carolinas, he started getting the calls all aspiring racers dream about.
First it was Bobby Hamilton, offering a truck series [...]

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