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Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

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Practice Makes Perfect For Keselowski
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – Extra effort paid off for Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski said coming in for a Friday practice session in preparation for Saturday night’s Nationwide race at Nashville Supespeedway – while two other Sprint Cup double-dippers elected to skip it and remain at Pocono – helped propel him to victory in the […]

Sat, 06/5/10 – 22:15 | Comments Off on Practice Makes Perfect For Keselowski
Dixon Leads Qualifying In Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. – Larry Dixon strengthened his points lead in Top Fuel as he raced to the No. 1 qualifier at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Craig Treble also took the top spots in their respective categories at the 10th of 23 events on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag […]

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Woody: Nashville Team Smokin’ – For Now
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Is a promising season for Baker Curb Racing about to go up in smoke?
Maybe that’s not the correct term, since it’s “smokeless” that’s the issue.
A federal ban on smokeless tobacco advertising by sports teams goes into effect June 22 and will cost the Nashville-based team its Red Man Tobacco […]

Sat, 06/5/10 – 11:09 | One Comment
With a trio of Hall of Famers competing in the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic Presented by Mediacom for the World of Outlaws at the legendary Knoxville Raceway, it was only fitting that one of them was in Victory Lane at the end of the night on Friday.
Jac Haudenschild, a 2009 inductee into the National […]

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Q and A: BAT Boss Talks Cars
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
This is a big week for Bruce Ashmore and partners Alan Mertens and Tim Wardrop. The three, who have formed BAT Engineering, will make a presentation Sunday in Indianapolis to the advisory committee helping IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard choose a new spec car, expected to being competing in […]

Sat, 06/5/10 – 7:58 | One Comment
Hight Stays Hot In Funny Car
Funny Car driver Robert Hight continued his streak of success as he took the provisional No. 1 qualifier as rain shortened Friday qualifying to just one session at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards and Craig Treble also took the provisional top spots in […]

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Todd Bodine Stands Tall In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Todd Bodine says NASCAR’s 1.5-mile layouts fit his hang-it-out racing style. And on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, Bodine definitely was stylin.’
Bodine embellished his resume as winningest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver at TMS with an overtime victory in the WinStar World Casino 400k. […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 22:49 | One Comment
Briscoe Hopes Texas Pole Turns Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Less than a week removed from a wall-banging exit in the Indianapolis 500, Ryan Briscoe will start Saturday night’s Firestone 550k with a renewed purpose.
“I feel like I need to get this championship started,” Briscoe declared after qualifying on-pole Friday afternoon for Round 7 of the […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 19:27 | One Comment
Nationwide Point Standings About To Scramble
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tenn. – Come late Saturday night, look for the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings to experience a major shakeup about the same time the Grand Ole Opry closes up shop across town for the umpteenth time.
Four of the top 10 drivers in NASCAR’s junior circuit will skip Saturday evening’s […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 18:41 | 2 Comments
Pruett Roars To Pole At The Glen
Scott Pruett shattered the Watkins Glen International track record Friday to capture the pole position for Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
Pruett ran a lap of 1:40.562 (121.716 mph) in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley, and will join Jon Fogarty on the front row when the green flag waves […]

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