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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
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Much as I hate to disagree with my esteemed colleague Larry Woody, I believe his criticism of the IRL’s multiple championships is wrong.
I covered the now-defunct CART/Champ Car World Series for many years and was firmly convinced it was the toughest racing series in the world.
The drivers had to race on road courses, street circuits, […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
Woody: One Champ Is Enough
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The Indy Racing League this season plans to award a championship to the driver who scores the most points on road courses and another championship to the driver who does the best on oval tracks, in addition to its overall championship.
My question is, why stop at two?
Why not also award […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 10:24 | One Comment
The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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One of five NASCAR legends set to be inducted into the sport’s inaugural Hall of Fame class on Sunday, Richard Petty contends there are other stock car racing pioneers who should have been voted in ahead of him.
“I feel like there were people more important in getting NASCAR started than Richard Petty,” said Petty, who owns a […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 9:55 | Comments Off on The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
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The pit crew of Denny Hamlin’s Sprint Cup team earned several important things Wednesday night – the pride of being the best, some money and the best pit stall for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race.
With Hamlin’s girlfriend, Jordan Fish, steering the car and Hamlin cheering outside of it, the Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew won […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
Loose Talk Surrounds New Car
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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The two-day test of the new Nationwide Series car concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, and if there was any consensus among the drivers who tested the car it was that the car was loose. Real loose.
“It just drives with a ton of front grip,” 2008 Nationwide champion Carl Edwards […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 17:24 | One Comment
Bowyer Put On Probation
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NASCAR has placed Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 21 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, on probation until June 16 for a rule violation he committed during the race at Dover International Speedway on May 15.
Bowyer was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – aggressive driving) of the […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 15:14 | 3 Comments
Vickers To Miss All-Star Race
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Red Bull Racing Team announced today that the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota has requested a driver change and has been cleared by NASCAR to participate in the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday, May 22.
Casey Mears will again pilot the No. 83, due to primary driver Brian Vickers’ diagnosis of blood clots and on-going testing and treatment.
“Given the extenuating […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 14:09 | One Comment
Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Now let’s see: Is it four segments with a 10-lap shootout, or is it 10 segments with a four-lap shootout? And is this the one for pole winners or is this the one for race winners or the one with former series champions or the one with former event champions […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
Minter: Hagan Already Out To Pasture
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – You wouldn’t think that a guy who gets his kicks running a Funny Car at 300 miles per hour (Matt Hagan) could find much common ground with someone who spends his idle hours bumping along the backroads at 40 miles per hour in an old farm truck […]

Wed, 05/19/10 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Minter: Hagan Already Out To Pasture
Judge Dismisses Mayfield Claims
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U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen Tuesday dismissed all claims by owner-driver Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR over a drug test in May 2009 that NASCAR said was positive for methamphetamines.
NASCAR filed a motion last November for Mullen to rule on the case based on the pleadings already submitted, and Mullen issued his […]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 19:12 | One Comment