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Doug Kalitta raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also raced to victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event west of Cleveland.
Kalitta earned his 37th career victory by […]

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Long To Start Snowball From Pole
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Pensacola, Fla. – Johanna Long was fastest in qualifying for the annual Snowball Derby here and will start on the pole in Sunday’s race.
The Derby is one of the top events for Super Late Models and attracts some of the top drivers in the country. It his held at Five Flags Speedway.
In earning the pole, […]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 17:11 | 3 Comments
Harris: Vegas Is A Long Way From Manhattan
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas – The first NASCAR Championship Week and awards banquet in the gambling capital of the world were nothing like the inaugural events in New York City in 1981.
For one thing, stock car’s stars are no longer a bunch of good ol’ boys, hicks from the Southeast, who walked […]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 14:18 | One Comment
Wallace’s Career Began To Snowball At Derby
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – Steven Wallace doesn’t yet own the hardware that comes with a NASCAR championship.
But he does have the upper-hand on his father, 1989 Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace, when it comes to Snowball Derby titles.
Steven Wallace scored his victory in the famous 300-lap Super Late Model race at Five Flags […]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – There was plenty of NASCAR star power in the pit area on Friday at Five Flags Speedway as preparations continued for this weekend’s Snowball Derby, one of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races.
NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, James Buescher, Cale Gale, Steven Wallace, Brian Scott, Ryan Sieg, Shane Sieg, Brian […]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 7:50 | One Comment
Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile asphalt track located in Ridgetop, Tenn., 20 miles north of Nashville, and said the purchase is partly from the heart and partly from the head.
“It’s a little bit sentimental in addition to being a business move,” he said of his […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 13:55 | One Comment
Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
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By Lewis Franck
It was virtually no contest; Jimmie Johnson was voted fourth-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award by an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Johnson, the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, wrapped up his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then took 12 out […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 13:29 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
Minter: Numbers Tell A Story?
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Some Friday observations:
In looking at the final points standing for NASCAR’s top three series, three interesting stats jumped out. In the Nationwide Series, only 13 drivers ran all 35 races. In the Camping World Truck Series, just 15 ran all 25 races.
In Sprint Cup, the number was more like what might be expected. There were […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 4:08 | Comments Off on Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Cornelius, N.C. – When Steve Hallam worked his first event with Michael Waltrip Racing at the outset of the season, he might have contemplated making it his last. Hallam was a highly decorated engineer at the world championship McLaren Mercedes F1 team in 2008 before leaving to take up stock car […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 3:10 | 4 Comments
One More 24 For Jimmie
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NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson is anxious to expand his “comfort zone,” and Bob Stallings Racing will give him another opportunity to do so in America’s most prestigious endurance race.
Johnson, who won his record fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, will rejoin reigning Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champions Jon Fogarty and Alex […]

Thu, 12/3/09 – 9:35 | One Comment