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ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex [...]

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Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s tragedies have a way of making one wonder how things would be had they not happened. They remind racing folks of the words of the old George Jones song  “Who’s gonna fill their shoes.”
Those thoughts come to mind today, the 16th anniversary of Davey Allison’s death due to a [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:55 | 5 Comments
Schatz Wins At Cedar Lake Speedway
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New Richmond, WI – One of the marks of a champion and a championship caliber team is the way that they are able to bounce back from adversity and bumps in the road. That is exactly what three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team did on Sunday [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some of the sheen is coming off the new, highly touted, previously praised double-file restart thing and not just because of the of television “talent’s” narcissistic, ad nauseum  “shoooootout staaaal” blitherings.
Drivers, too, seem to be jumping up and down on the use of restarts, where the cars at the front [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:59 | 3 Comments
Capps High On Denver
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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:55 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Toronto
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Dario Franchitti won the Honda Indy Toronto, besting Ryan Briscoe by 1.6745 seconds for his third victory of the season.
Franchitti led at the beginning and end of the race.
“I did my fastest lap on my second to last lap, and I wasn’t pushing hard, ” Franchitti said. “As usual, the Target guys gave me great [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Martin Wins At Chicagoland
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By Nick Bromberg | Special Correspondent
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Mark Martin smoked Jeff Gordon on a green-white-checker restart to win the LifeLock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
“On that restart Mark went a little early and I spun the tires when I tried to get going,” Gordon said.
However, even with his success on that last restart, don’t count Martin as a [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car star Ron Capps says the in-house chassis program at Don Schumacher Racing is poised to make serious noise during the second half of the NHRA season.
Case in point, final-round qualifying Saturday for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Capps raced to his third No. 1 [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 6:32 | 2 Comments
Lasoski Picks up 4th Win of 2009
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Beaver Dam, WI — Danny Lasoski has won at countless tracks from coast-to-coast with the World of Outlaws in his career, but one track missing from that list was Charter Raceway Park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. That all changed on Saturday night, as the 2001 World of Outlaws champion took the $10,000 victory at the [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – Jeff Gordon has something to prove in Chicago. A pride thing. Capital “P”, too. Chicago is the site of one of the biggest mistakes Gordon has made during his racing career and by golly, he wants a chance to make amends.
Unfortunately for the four-time Sprint Cup champion, [...]

Sat, 07/11/09 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Franchitti Grabs Pole In Toronto
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Dario Franchitti will be starting from a familiar spot for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Franchitti, who started on the pole on the streets of Toronto as a rookie in 1997, posted a quick lap on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn circuit to top the Firestone Fast Six session for the 85-lap race July 12.
“The car was good out [...]

Sat, 07/11/09 – 16:24 | One Comment