Sun, 24/06/18 – 13:55 | No Comment
Josef Newgarden led all but two laps of Sunday IndyCar Series race at the Road America road circuit but his ride was anything but relaxing as Ryan Hunter-Reay dogged the defending series champion for almost the entire second half of the race.
Newgarden’s margin of victory in his Team Penske Chevy over Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport Honda […]

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AAA Texas has secured multi-year title sponsorship rights to the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex beginning next season.
Scheduled for Sept. 22-25, 2011, the rebadged AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will be the second of six races in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, the sanctioning body’s playoff-style format to determine […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on AAA Title Sponsor at Motorplex
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Harris: The Chase Has/Is Doing Its Job
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Matt Kenseth inevitably gets the blame for making the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) championship so boring with his solid consistency in 2003 that NASCAR’s overseers decided something new and revolutionary was necessary.
Quiet Matt led virtually the entire season in ’03, taking any positive energy out of the title race. […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 16:22 | 3 Comments
Is All Cool On the No. 11 Team?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Denny Hamlin looked like he had just seen Willie Nelson naked as he sat on the pit wall following last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix. With microphones and cameras in his face, he just kind of stared straight ahead and fumbled for words.
The scene had to leave NASCAR Nation […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 9:26 | 2 Comments
Woody: Big-Leaguer Swipes Lunch Money Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
At the start of the season I wondered which Sprint Cup major-leaguer would dominate the second-tier Nationwide Series and (as usual) steal the little guys’ lunch money.
The verdict is in: Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski won in a romp, officially tying the bow at Texas Motor Speedway a week ago. It was over long […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 7:30 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bodine Chased From Spotlight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The championship of the Sprint Cup circuit has a way of overshadowing about everything else in motorsports. That’s why Trevor Bayne’s amazing Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of the biggest stories coming out of that race and why Carl Edwards’ win at Phoenix last week, one that […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 14:01 | One Comment
Hood: You Got To Love Edwards’ Grandstanding
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
As post-race celebrations in NASCAR go, roughly 99 percent of them are about as interesting as watching a crew member apply glue to lugnuts.
But thanks to Carl Edwards, I’m back on the edge of my seat when I see the checkered flag wave.
I happened to be standing with a group of people on pit […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 7:30 | Comments Off on 2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
The Force Will Be With Us For A While
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In the days leading up to his championship showdown with Matt Hagan, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force insisted the focus of his entire 2010 season wasn’t solely about adding another bullet-point to his drag racing resume.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t just John Force trying to win […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 13:06 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Edwards Lost In The Desert
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards got lost on Sunday. Got lost among a sea of frontstretch fans at Phoenix International Raceway and, more importantly when it comes to the history books, got lost in NASCAR Nation’s mind’s eye.
Yep, one of the worst things about the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championships is that […]

Mon, 11/15/10 – 9:18 | One Comment