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Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

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Dixon Is Texas Star So Far
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas –  Not even a pair of lengthy clean-ups for oildowns on a hot afternoon could keep Larry Dixon from atop the Top Fuel time sheet Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex.
And Dixon remained the provisional pole-sitter Friday evening, regaining the No. 1 spot from Brandon Bernstein on the night’s […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Dixon Is Texas Star So Far
Cup Drivers Rip Into Bowyer and Childress
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – The zingers were flying fast and furious on Friday over NASCAR’s decision to penalize Clint Bowyer and the No. 33 team following their victory in New Hampshire last weekend.
Bowyer and team owner Richard Childress pleaded their innocence in front of a packed media center at Dover International […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 15:47 | 8 Comments
Jimmie Claims Dover Pole
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
The four-time and reigning champion’s fast lap was at 155.736 mph. The pole was the third of the season for Johnson, who has won five races in 2010.
“This is certainly a step in the right direction for […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Jimmie Claims Dover Pole
Bowyer Says NASCAR Made Example Of Him
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – Denny Hamlin was socked with a $50,000 secret fine by NASCAR earlier this year for being openly critical of the sanctioning body.
But that seemed to matter little to Clint Bowyer, who showed up at Dover International Speedway Friday morning with a long list of bullet points on […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 11:26 | 3 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Deserves Delay Of Game Penalty
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
This rant is not about whether Clint Bowyer and his team deserved to be penalized for using a cheated-up car to win last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire – I’ve always felt that if someone is caught cheating they should get hammered.
My gripe is that it took NASCAR three days to […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 7:31 | 5 Comments
NHRA Has One Of The Great Rivalries In Sports
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas – Round-after-round, no current NHRA pairing promises more than the Top Fuel rivalry matching Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon and 1,000 feet for the taking.
Both second-generation drivers, they have dominated the decade in National Hot Rod Association’s premier division, having won eight consecutive titles since 2002. Six of […]

Fri, 09/24/10 – 7:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Has One Of The Great Rivalries In Sports
Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was February, 2004 at Daytona. Clint Bowyer’s career was about to launch. He had signed to drive a full season in Nationwide for Richard Childress but he opted to start the year off driving in the ARCA race at Speed Weeks.
He finished eighth that hot, hazy day and I […]

Thu, 09/23/10 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer
Woody: Little Bobby Buys Little Bristol
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Perhaps its fitting that a racer known as “Little Bobby” should operate a race track known as “Little Bristol.”
That’s what has happened in Carthage, Tenn., located 60 miles east of Nashville, where it was announced this week that Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Riverview Speedway.
The quarter-mile paved track is called […]

Thu, 09/23/10 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Little Bobby Buys Little Bristol
Minter: Lots Of Questions Surround Penalty
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
There are lots of questions out there surrounding the penalties placed on Clint Bowyer and his No. 33 team, penalties that not only dropped him from second to last in the Chase standings but also likely took him out of the running for the title.
Besides the 185 points he has […]

Thu, 09/23/10 – 6:59 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Bowyer, Team
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR has come down hard on Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and his team after a post-race inspection found the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing car to be illegal.
Bowyer, a Chase driver, was fined 150 championship points. His crew chief, Shane Wilson, was suspended for six races and fined […]

Wed, 09/22/10 – 15:24 | One Comment