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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

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Minter: Talladega Was ‘Exceptional”
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It seems that the way Sprint Cup races are going these days, it takes a night or two of sleeping on it to decide what one really thinks about the outcome.
Listening to some, including the TV talkers, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega two weeks ago was NASCAR’s best race ever.
Even without a night or two […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Gordon Taking Different Approach This Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Jeff Gordon has a lot to be proud of. Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and 82 race wins in a career that began nearly two decades ago are nothing to sneeze at.
But Gordon is 38 years old now, and he’s been overshadowed in recent years by teammate Jimmie Johnson, who […]

Tue, 05/4/10 – 6:36 | One Comment
No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Motor racing, as the saying goes, is a fast-moving sport. In recent days, the “new Kyle Busch” has emerged a winner at Richmond, the contentious anti-trust law suit at the Kentucky Motor Speedway has been settled, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon stopped fuming (if not feuding) and […]

Mon, 05/3/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
Warren Johnson Busts Slump
Pro Stock driver Warren Johnson, the second-winningest driver in NHRA Full Throttle Series history, ended a four-year drought with his 97th career win Sunday at the 14th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
The other winners at the seventh event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Tony Schumacher […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 21:15 | Comments Off on Warren Johnson Busts Slump
Sauter Saves Truck, Day In Kansas
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Kansas City, Kan. – The Camping World Truck Series season is just five races old, but 2010’s signature moment happened Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Heck, it was so good, it may be the best thing that happens in any of NASCAR’s top three series all year.
Johnny Sauter was leading the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 with […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Sauter Saves Truck, Day In Kansas
Steve Kinser Wins At Jackson
Steve Kinser extended his string of top-five finishes with the World of Outlaws at Jackson Speedway to seven, in impressive fashion, finding his way to Victory Lane for the third time at historic Minnesota fairgrounds facility before a huge crowd.
Kinser used a strong restart on the 18th lap to get under Joey Saldana in turns […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 8:37 | One Comment
Backmarkers Gum Up Finish
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – Dario Franchitti, who finished second in Saturday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 IndyCar Series Race, admitted that he probably wouldn’t have been able to pass Scott Dixon had he gotten close to Dixon.
But because of the heavy lapped traffic between Dixon and the rest of the field […]

Sun, 05/2/10 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Backmarkers Gum Up Finish
Kyle Busch Resurfaces Late To Win Richmond
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kyle Busch took another bow on the eve of his birthday Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where the then soon-to-be 21-year-old snapped a 21-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winless streak with a victory in the Heath Calhoun 400.
Busch moved around Jeff Gordon on a restart with five laps to […]

Sat, 05/1/10 – 21:55 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Resurfaces Late To Win Richmond
Cory Mac On Top of Top Fuel
Cory McClenathan held off defending Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher to pick up the No. 1 qualifying spot Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
John Force, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana also will head to the eliminations from the top spots in their respective categories as qualifying came to an end at Gateway […]

Sat, 05/1/10 – 21:02 | One Comment
Hornaday On Pole In Kansas
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – Ron Hornaday Jr. captured the pole Saturday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway with a lap of 169.194 mph.
Matt Crafton qualified second for Sunday’s race, but more interestingly, Johnny Sauter qualified third, which mean’s he’ll start right behind Hornaday. Hornaday spun Sauter at […]

Sat, 05/1/10 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Hornaday On Pole In Kansas