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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Dario Franchitti says qualifying an IndyCar on a track like Texas Motor Speedway is so easy, even a Scotsman can do it.
“Qualifying on a 1.5-mile track is really more about the way the guys put the cars together and the setup, and the driver just has [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Brown Speeds To Top Qualifying Spot
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Antron Brown, Tony Pedregon, Mike Edwards, and Doug Horne finished in the top spots after the opening day of qualifying at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. The event is the 10th of the 24-race 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
While Horne’s position atop the Pro [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 21:05 | 2 Comments
Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
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Scott Pruett bettered the Watkins Glen International track record by two seconds Friday, winning his 12th career pole position for Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 
The event, Round 5 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, takes the green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The race will [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 15:30 | Comments Off
Pocono Qualifying Rained Out
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Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole for the race as the cars will line up based on owner points.
Starting next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row will consist of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – A pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series rookies aren’t awed or intimidated by taking on two Sprint Cup stars in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The daunting Cup duo is Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards who are running both series this season. They are ranked 1-2 in [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas _ Dan Wheldon is anxious to return Panther Racing to its glory days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis-based Panther holds the record for most IndyCar wins at TMS with five, including two each by Scott Goodyear and Sam Hornish Jr. The team’s most recent victory was logged by [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Sauter Bags First Trucks Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Johnny Sauter will celebrate his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole Friday morning with his grandmother, and a little yard work, sonny.
Sauter bagged his first Truck Series pole in his 19th attempt Thursday evening during qualifying for the Winstar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:55 | One Comment
Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Pocono 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Pocono 500
Pocono Raceway
Sunday, June 7, 12:30 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Still no official word if double file restarts amongst the leaders will be used on Sunday… Kasey Kahne won this race from the pole in 2008… In all, 13 of the 62 races at Pocono have been won from the top starting position… Despite Pocono’s size, [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It doesn’t sound like Johnny Sauter much likes the term NASCAR nomad when applied to his driving career and that’s understandable. There can be a lot of unflattering connotations connected to that description.
And his grand plan when he decided to follow his father’s lead and become a race-car driver wasn’t [...]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off