Thu, 19/10/17 – 8:21 | No Comment

Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Harris: Five Not Enough For Hall This Year, Either
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One of the great honors of my professional  life is being part of the voting committee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But, in this case, along with honor comes great responsibility.
A year ago, voting for the first class to go into the HoF, there was a great debate over whether Bill France Sr. and Bill […]

Tue, 10/12/10 – 5:22 | 6 Comments
Pedley: NASCAR Has An iProblem
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
There are certain drivers to whom you absolutely must listen when they speak about racing. Jeff Burton is the all-timer in that area. But Greg Biffle never fails to educate when he talks.
Last week, Biffle was asked about sinking TV ratings for NASCAR and he tossed a new – and […]

Mon, 10/11/10 – 17:22 | 5 Comments
Minter: The Choice For Chase Favorite Is An Easy One
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations as the Sprint Cup circuit head back to NASCAR’s traditional stomping grounds…
Picking a favorite in the Chase has become as easy as “1,2,3.”
That’s Jimmie Johnson’s respective finishes in the past three races, once he got his bad race – a 25th at New Hampshire – behind him. […]

Mon, 10/11/10 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Minter: The Choice For Chase Favorite Is An Easy One
Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Given that the Auto Club Speedway is not too far down Interstate 10 from Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Sunday’s Sprint Cup event was a Chevy Chase.
While Chevy entries dominated the top three positions at the finish and clinched the manufacturer’s championship, the fastest […]

Mon, 10/11/10 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway
Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Cruz Pedregon, Dave Connolly and Andrew Hines also were winners at the fourth of six playoff races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Dixon was on […]

Sun, 10/10/10 – 18:58 | One Comment
Stewart Gets The Victory At Auto Club
Tony Stewart kept his hopes for the 2010 championship alive when he won the Pepsi Max 400 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday.
The victory was the second of the season for Stewart, who had started the day 10th in the 12-driver Chase and 127 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
He […]

Sun, 10/10/10 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Stewart Gets The Victory At Auto Club
Steve Kinser has been in contention for wins nearly every single time he has raced at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York. He continued his dominance of “The Fast Track” on Saturday nigh,t winning the New Yorker 25 to score the 11th victory of his career at Rolling Wheels before a huge crowd on a […]

Sun, 10/10/10 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Kinser Fastest At ‘The Fast Track’
Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s Chase time and everybody knows what that means. Among other things it means Chase drivers will complain that non-Chasers are not giving them proper deference on the track and the non-Chasers will complain that Chasers think they are immune from rough play.
It happened last weekend after Chaser Kyle Busch […]

Sun, 10/10/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’
Busch Wins His 12th Nationwide Race Of The Season
Kyle Busch won the Camping World 300 Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon.
It was the 12th victory of the season for Busch in 25 starts.
“To get No. 12, it’s awesome,” he said.
The win was the 42nd of Busch’s career and moved him to within six of Mark Martin’s all-time record.
Busch was the […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 18:14 | One Comment
Hagan Sets National Performance Record
Mohnton, Pa. – Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position and set a national performance record in Funny Car Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the […]

Sat, 10/9/10 – 18:07 | Comments Off on Hagan Sets National Performance Record