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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Edwards Brushes Busch Aside To Win Nashville
Carl Edwards ended a six-race tumble at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday when he won the Nashville 300 Nationwide Series race.
Edwards pushed past Kyle Busch as they fought for the lead with 35 laps to go. They exchanged the lead a couple times but Edwards finally got ahead and stayed ahead to kill Busch’s hopes for […]

Sat, 04/23/11 – 18:03 | One Comment
Another Class, Another Debate For Hall Of Fame
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With the announcement of the latest five nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte comes the renewal of the debate over the wisdom of inducting just five people each year.
Much of the focus the past couple of years has been on who gets left out, focus that instead should be on the ones […]

Sat, 04/23/11 – 7:46 | 4 Comments
Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville

Kyle Busch dominated and won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. He led all but 10 laps.
The only time Busch’s victory was threatened was late in the race when he was passed by Ron Hornaday Jr. on a restart with nine laps to go.
Busch appeared to be ready to re-take the […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Busch Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Nashville
Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
Jimmie Johnson was presented with the 2010 Driver of the Year Award trophy last week during ceremonies at the International Hall of Fame dinner in Talladega, Ala.
Johnson, who in 2010 won his fifth straight Sprint Cup championship, was presented with the trophy and a Tissot watch by Driver of the Year Foundation president Barry Schmoyer.
The […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Johnson Gets DOTY Hardware
Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Drag racing icon John Force said he felt “out of place” but certainly not out of words on the night he was honored as the 13th and latest inductee into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“I’m really struggling with this,” Force said before the formal presentation […]

Fri, 04/22/11 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It
Wiser Allgaier Speeding Back Toward Bright Future
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Forget shades. A year ago, Justin Allgaier’s future was so bright he had to wear a welder’s helmet.
In 2009, Driving a Penske Racing Nationwide Series car, he was piling up top-10 finishes but fast. He would end the season ranked sixth and points and was named rookie of the year.
2010 […]

Thu, 04/21/11 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Wiser Allgaier Speeding Back Toward Bright Future
Pedley: A Debate Club Meeting, NASCAR Style
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We’ve all seen replays of the finish of the Sprint Cup race at Talladega like, what, 23 times now. And a great finish it is.
Eight top drivers and eight great storylines running four-wide across wonderful old Talladega flogging their cars and the cars next to them as they head for the finish line Ben-Hur style.
Then, […]

Thu, 04/21/11 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Pedley: A Debate Club Meeting, NASCAR Style
NASCAR Class of 2012 HOF Nominees Released
NASCAR announced Tuesday the list of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s third induction class to be enshrined in January 2012. From that list, five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM.
Of the 25 nominees, 20 return from last year’s […]

Wed, 04/20/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
Woody: Hopefully The Talladega Tingle Will Last
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There are two ways to look at this weekend’s open date on the Sprint Cup schedule:
1. It gives drivers and fans a chance to exhale after last Sunday’s Talladega thriller.
2. Like lifting down the backstretch, the pause will break the tremendous momentum that NASCAR has finally built up.
I tend to take […]

Tue, 04/19/11 – 7:18 | One Comment
Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Aston Martin scored its first over-all victory in the ALMS at Long Beach when the Muscle Milk team beat the only other LMP1 car in the field of Dyson Racing. But it was the fierce street fight for the GT victory that provided the action for most of the two-hour […]

Mon, 04/18/11 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach