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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Single-day reserved grandstand and general admission tickets for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are now on sale.
Billed as the World’s Fastest Spring Break Party , the race’s sixth edition will return to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg from March 25-27 as the IndyCar season-opener. Will Power of Team Penske […]

Tue, 03/1/11 – 15:45 | Comments Off on St. Pete Singles on Sale
Woody: Some Thrilling Memories
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Joie Chitwood III has his first Speed Weeks under his belt as president of Daytona International Speedway, and all the events were crowd-wowing successes – as has come to be expected whenever a Chitwood and a racetrack come into contact.
Joie’s grandfather founded the famous Joie Chiltwood Thrill Show, in addition […]

Tue, 03/1/11 – 14:12 | Comments Off on Woody: Some Thrilling Memories
Gordon Makes A Return To His Checkered Past
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
For a guy who used to collect race wins by the bunch, it probably was beginning to feel like this day would never come.
Jeff Gordon, the perennial contender, went 66 NASCAR Sprint Cup races without taking the checkeredflag at the front of the pack. He came close a number of […]

Tue, 03/1/11 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Gordon Makes A Return To His Checkered Past
Kanaan’s Career Left In Limbo
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Like job-seekers everywhere, former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan awoke this morning having to adjust to his “new normal.”
Kanaan is a free-agent for the second time this open-wheel offseason, the result of a sponsorship shortfall at de Ferran Dragon Racing. Fellow-Brazilian Gil de Ferran, president of the team co-owned […]

Mon, 02/28/11 – 8:23 | One Comment
Ingram: Is NASCAR’s Recent Success For Real?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I always enjoy the buffoons who immediately condemn NASCAR racing as fixed whenever something fortuitous happens in the way of driver accomplishments. If they’re commentators on sports in general, they usually come from stick-and-ball backgrounds, don’t have to answer to race fans, don’t know a damn […]

Mon, 02/28/11 – 7:40 | 4 Comments
Lucas, Hight, Line Win at Winternationals
Morgan Lucas defeated Shawn Langdon in a matchup of former high school classmates in the Top Fuel final Sunday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.
The other winners of the first of 22 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 22:29 | One Comment
Gordon Ends His Win Drought In The Desert
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jeff Gordon took the lead away from Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and went on to win the wreck-ravaged Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sundayafternoon.
The victory was the 83rd of Gordon’s career but the first in a Sprint Cup car for the four-time champion […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 18:34 | One Comment
Race Day: The Final Go ‘Round For The Old PIR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Phoenix International is one of those race tracks which has been around long enough, has hosted enough memorable races and series and drivers, and is picturesque enough to inspire something more than mere acceptability.
The quirky miler in the hot, dusty, windy environs of the Arizona desert has inspired a reputation […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 10:30 | 2 Comments
Sammy Swindell used a three-lap sprint to the checkered flag at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to get his first World of Outlaws victory of the season Saturday night.
Swindell started fourth and charged to the front after Chad Kemenah led the first eight laps in the 40-lap feature event at the quarter-mile speedway just […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins at Royal Purple
Hood: Happy Birthday, Davey, And A Big Thanks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
There was little fanfare on Friday over what would have been the late Davey Allison’s 50th birthday as activities got underway for this weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader in Phoenix.
Much of the talk centered on NASCAR’s newest star, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, who pulled off a memorable victory in the Wood Brothers’ No. […]

Sun, 02/27/11 – 7:58 | 4 Comments