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Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]

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McMurray Is No. 1 In Fontana
Jamie McMurray led qualifying for Sunday’s Pepsi Max 400 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Friday, easily winning the pole.
McMurray, in an Earnahardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, won the pole with a lap at 185.285 mph. The pole was the fourth of the season for McMurray, who won the two biggest […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 19:03 | Comments Off on McMurray Is No. 1 In Fontana
Busch Says Feud With Reutimann May Not Be Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch talked to the media on Friday at Auto Club Speedway and most of that talk concerned last weekend’s incidents between him and David Reutimann.
If you remember, Busch ran into the back end of Reutimann’s car at Kansas Speedway and spun him. Later in the race, Reutimann returned serve, […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 17:22 | One Comment
Johnson Says Don’t Count Him In
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It would be easy to say that now that Jimmie Johnson is back where he apparently belongs –leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup points – things will just play out normally through the last seven races of the Chase.
Johnson, hoping to make it five straight championships, stumbled in the opener of the 10-race Chase, finishing […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 6:53 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Greg Anderson’s infamous mood swings are directly tied to his most recent NHRA elapsed time slip.
With back-to-back Pro Stock victories at zMax Dragway and Texas Motorplex in his log book, Anderson will roll into the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals today as Mr. Sunshine. Anderson’s victory over Mike Edwards […]

Fri, 10/8/10 – 6:36 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
Pedley: Bowyer Not Only Victim Of Childress-gate
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The saying there there is no such thing as bad publicity is as absurd as it is trite. It certainly didn’t apply to the media frenzy which surrounded the Childress-gate saga the last couple of weeks.
That, the guess here is, only made a bad situation horrible for NASCAR and the […]

Thu, 10/7/10 – 10:21 | 2 Comments
Woody: Old Tow-Truck Defense Seldom Succeeds
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I could have told Richard Childress and Clint Bowyer that their claim that a tow truck bumped into the rear of their race car and rendered it illegal probably wouldn’t work.
It’s the oldest trick in the book.
When I was kid my teacher wanted to know what happened to my homework. I […]

Thu, 10/7/10 – 6:45 | Comments Off on Woody: Old Tow-Truck Defense Seldom Succeeds
Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Panel
Open-wheel star Will Power’s breakout season now includes his selection as third quarter Driver of the Year by a narrow margin over NASCAR’s Kyle Busch.
Power, locked in a season-long battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship with Dario Franchitti, edged Busch by two points (109-107) in voting conducted by […]

Wed, 10/6/10 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Power Wins 3rd Quarter DOTY
Minter: There’s Something Familiar About Chase
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Despite all the hype about the most competitive Chase ever, the storyline for this year’s title run appears headed for an old familiar line as Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team are beginning to look like the same outfit that won the past four in a row.
Johnson already has […]

Wed, 10/6/10 – 7:05 | One Comment
Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer

The final appeal of the penalties issued to Richard Childress Racing and its No. 33 Sprint Cup team was heard and ruled upon Tuesday and there was a slight adjustment made.
While the decision to dock driver Clint Bowyer 150 championship points was let stand by appellate officer John Middlebrook, the fine issued to crew chief […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer
Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – It looks like very soon it will be good-bye “tar of death” at Kansas Speedway and hello progressive banking.
Darren Cook, vice president of operations at the speedway, told RacinToday Tuesday that the surface of the 1.5-mile Kansas track has aged to the point where it is […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave