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Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

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Woody: Two Views of Kenseth’s Complaints
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Following the 2003 season in which Matt Kenseth’s lackluster cruise to the championship nudged NASCAR into a radical new format, Matt felt he was being unduly criticized.
During a weekly media conference call I introduced myself before asking a question and Kenseth interrupted by asking:
“Are you that guy who wrote that […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 13:22 | 4 Comments
First Test In The West Completed
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Cory McClenathan and Greg Anderson exited the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday evening as event champions, and the only players still standing in what looms as an historic race-within-a-race.
McClenathan posted his third Top Fuel victory of 2010 and Anderson won in Pro Stock for the second consecutive event, as […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 8:23 | Comments Off on First Test In The West Completed
NHRA In Mourning Again
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By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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Post-race celebrations at Pacific Raceways were muted Sunday evening following the death of popular Top Alcohol Dragster driver Mark Niver during the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Niver, a 60-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was killed when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the facility in Kent, Wash., near Seattle.
NHRA […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 8:12 | Comments Off on NHRA In Mourning Again
Ingram: Fast And Good At Chicagoland
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night was a little like a baseball game. Some guys hit and some guys missed when it came to the chassis set-up.
According to Kenny Francis, crew chief for Kasey Kahne, that’s the way it is these […]

Mon, 07/12/10 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Ingram: Fast And Good At Chicagoland
Pagenaud, Highcroft Win In Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud and Patron Highcroft Racing team had to bide their time after winning the pole, but came on strong at the finish to win Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series at the Miller Motorsports Park. Pagenaud’s final 12-second pit stop gave him the lead with a little less […]

Sun, 07/11/10 – 21:26 | Comments Off on Pagenaud, Highcroft Win In Utah
Drag Racer Dies In Washington
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Top Alcohol dragster racer Mark Niver, 60, from Phoenix, was involved in a fatal incident Sunday when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
NHRA officials are investigating the accident.

Sun, 07/11/10 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Drag Racer Dies In Washington
Dillon Ends Up Blowin’ To The Win
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Austin Dillon got his first-ever big-time victory when he won the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa on Sunday.
Dillon dominated the race, leading all but about 17 laps in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Silverado owned by his grandfather.
“I’m so proud of him,” Childress said. “Dale Earnhardt would be proud […]

Sun, 07/11/10 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Dillon Ends Up Blowin’ To The Win
Reutimann Wins At Chicagoland Speedway
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David Reutimann passed Jeff Gordon for the lead with about 50 laps to go and went on to win the LifeLock.com 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the second of the Michael Waltrip Racing driver’s career – the first was a rain-shortened job at Charlotte last season.
“I don’t […]

Sat, 07/10/10 – 21:34 | Comments Off on Reutimann Wins At Chicagoland Speedway
Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest
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Doug Kalitta ended a three-and-a-half year drought on Saturday at the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways with his first No. 1 qualifier since the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Robert Hight […]

Sat, 07/10/10 – 20:58 | Comments Off on Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest
Pagenaud Scores Pole In Utah
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After a rough start in the morning, the Patron Highcroft Racing team bounced back during a hot afternoon at the Miller Motorsports Park to take the pole for Sunday’s two hour, 45-minute American Le Mans Series race.
Simon Pagenaud sat out most of the session before turning a lap of 1:34.350 on the 3.048-mile outer circuit […]

Sat, 07/10/10 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Scores Pole In Utah