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Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

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Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Del Worsham won his second straight NHRA Top Fuel race and rookie Vincent Nobile won his first-ever Pro Stock event during in the final round of eliminations at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas on Sunday.
Also winning Sunday were Jeff Arend in Funny Car and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
After a […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
IndyCar Race Postponed
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Heavy rain and standing water forced the postponement of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, scheduled for Sunday  until 8 a.m. (ET) Monday.
The IZOD IndyCar Series race will be televised live on VERSUS at 8 a.m. (ET). It will resume at the point of Sunday’s postponement on Lap 15 with approximately 1 […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:07 | One Comment
Woody: Nashville Racers Try To Save Old Track
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I’ve known Chad Chaffin and Bobby Hamilton Jr. since they were kids. I covered their dads’ racing careers and, later on, chronicled their own NASCAR adventures.
They’re both great guys and that’s why awhile back when I heard they were awarded a two-year lease to operate Nashville’s 54-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway I wasn’t sure whether congratulations or […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:00 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Captures Richmond Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch did his spring thing at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.
Busch won the Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 Sprint Cup race at RIR, giving him two straight victories in the spring race at the .75-mile oval.
It was his second victory of the season – he […]

Sat, 04/30/11 – 21:57 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Captures Richmond Victory
Force Leads Qualifying In Baytown
Funny Car driver John Force held onto No. 1 qualifier honors Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas.
The other three top qualifiers from Friday also held on to their positions as Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ronnie Humphrey (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into […]

Sat, 04/30/11 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Force Leads Qualifying In Baytown
Power Stays Pole Perfect
Will Power  remained pole perfect on the season Saturday.
For the fourth time in four races, Power was fastest in qualifying for an IZOD IndyCar Series race as he earned P 1 during qualifications for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, set the track […]

Sat, 04/30/11 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Power Stays Pole Perfect
Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Richmond International Raceway has been called nearly perfect for NASCAR races. It’s the right size, the right width, has the right banking, features the right atmosphere.
It’s also something else which has the drivers’ and teams’ attention: It’s the track where the chase to the Chase ends every autumn, and, for […]

Sat, 04/30/11 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing
Memo: Hall Hating Never Goes Out Of Style
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what in the old Morning Memo today:
Officials operating the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., have made some adjustments to this year’s itinerary. The biggest of those involves moving voting day from October to June.
Hope that move was not designed to keep critics of the voting process […]

Sat, 04/30/11 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
Big Names Shine In Houston
NHRA superstars Tony Schumacher and John Force claimed the provisional poles in Top Fuel and Funny Car respectively on the opening day of qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas.
Also fastest in qualifying Friday were Ronnie Humphrey in Pro Stock and L.E. Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Spencer Massey was second fastest […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Big Names Shine In Houston
Hamlin Dominates, Wins at Richmond

Denny Hamlin won the Bubba Burgers 250 Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night when his closest pursuers began running out of fuel with less than 10 laps to go.
Hamlin, who led 199 of 251 laps, had the victory sealed for him when, a lap after a restart with two laps to […]

Fri, 04/29/11 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dominates, Wins at Richmond