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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would [...]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A week from Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will return to the South for a Labor Day weekend race. Traditionalists likely will argue that the race should be held at Darlington Raceway, where the Southern 500 was a Southern Labor Day spectacle for decades.
But there are many around Atlanta who [...]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of [...]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
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Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – If Kyle Busch’s plan was to mend some fences with a return visit to Nashville after June’s embarrassing guitar-smashing tirade, he failed miserably.
Busch, coming off Saturday night’s Sprint Cup victory at Bristol, ran a Champion Racing Association (CRA) race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway and sparks started flying well before [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 19:40 | 7 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Infineon
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Dario Franchitti led at the start and led at the finish and led every lap in between in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway.
His margin of victory was just a couple of feet over second-place Ryan Briscoe, but the closeness of that was attributable to the fact that a restart with four laps to [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Saturday was a great day for Australian Marcos Ambrose, not just a G’day, mate.
See, there are few things which Ambrose wants more in racing than to be able to ditch the rep of being a road-race guy. And on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Ambrose took a big swing [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap
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Kyle Busch held off Mark Martin for the season sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway as both drivers fought for every point available in their quest to make the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup. Hear from Busch and Martin and find out who is on the Chase bubble with just two races to go.

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:36 | Comments Off
Schatz Adds Name To 100-Win List
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Heading into the 2009 season, only four drivers in the history of the World of Outlaws had won at least 100 career A-Feature events. Donny Schatz added his name to this illustrious list on Saturday night in his home state of North Dakota, picking up the monumental win at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, to join [...]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off