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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Wall, All-Star Field Can’t Slow Down Kurt Busch
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Just when you thought it was safe to write off polesitter Kurt Busch after a couple of encounters with the wall in the Sprint All-Star race, he came storming back to take the checkered flag and the million dollar payday.
“It’s an unbelievable experience,” Busch said. “It’s something that you sit […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 22:22 | 4 Comments
Eliminations Set In Topeka
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Robert Hight continued his torrid May by qualifying No. 1 at the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Hight, the 2009 […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 19:59 | 2 Comments
Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves will begin his quest for a historic fourth Indianapolis 500 victory from the pole position.
Castroneves, who won last year’s race, was simply dominating during Saturday’s all-new-for-2010 qualifying procedure.
He was fastest during the first segment of the qualifying session – which locked the fastest 24 cars on […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 17:06 | One Comment
Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – The racing world has seen a charming Danica Patrick, and an angry Patrick and a joyous Patrick. Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing world got to see a shaken Patrick.
Such is the effect of having a horribly handling race car at 225 mph.
“I was shaking for […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 16:38 | 32 Comments
Harvick Renews with Childress
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Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday that it has signed driver Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract extension.
The announcement was made today in the infield media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, 34, began his RCR driving career in 1999. All of his 334 Sprint Cup Series starts, beginning with the second race of the 2001 season, […]

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The Sarge Will March On
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Topeka, Kan. – Unlike another seven time world champion driver with the same surname, when Tony Schumacher retires from driving, he’s retiring for good. But according to Schumacher – the seven time NHRA Top Fuel one – not even he knows when that time will come.
“I will not set a […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 14:34 | 2 Comments
Race Within A Race Is On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves looks at the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a race-within-a-race-within-a-race. And greedily, Helio wants to win them all.
“Every team that comes here wants to be the fastest and get the Triple Crown of the pole, the pit stop competition and […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 11:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Busch holds off Bodine for Trucks win
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Kyle Busch survived a scrape with the wall and held off Todd Bodine in a two-lap dash to the finish to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who owns the No. 18 Toyota he drove to victory, crossed the finish line .228 seconds […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 2:00 | One Comment
Hight Leads Funny Car Field
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight took the provisional No. 1 qualifier position on Friday and showed he is a contender to win his third race of the season during the first day of qualifying for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Antron Brown and Mike Edwards also take […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 21:00 | One Comment