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Tommy Johnson Jr. and Brittany Force posted the quickest runs in their respective categories Saturday during the final day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams utilized the four-day pre-season test session to prepare for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, next weekend at […]

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Hornaday Is Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Award
A fierce competitor in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series, Ron Hornaday, Jr. looked a little stunned when he saw the trophy that went along with his election as Driver of the Year 3rd Qtr. 2009.
Many times the trucks race as a support series to NASCAR’s senior circuit, the Sprint […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Hornaday Is Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Despite being caught on ABC’s coverage of the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway telling his team he was having trouble staying awake during Sunday’s race as the field ran in single-file formation, Tony Stewart contends that last weekend’s restrictor plate event was entertaining.
“It wasn’t a boring […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:02 | Comments Off on Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really
Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
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Fort Worth, Texas – Ryan Newman’s continued concern over his latest wild ride at Talladega Superspeedway has been mitigated by Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army base with ties to Newman’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team…and his heartstrings.
Newman is nearing completion of his first year as driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
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Richard Childress Racing has partnered with Zaxby’s, a southeast favorite for Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, to be the primary sponsor for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team in 2010 with John Wes Townley as their driver.
The fast-casual restaurant chain includes more than 410 restaurants throughout the Southeast.
Townley, 19, is completing his first full season of […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Townley Heads To RCR
NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points
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The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 16:52 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Texas
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Dickies 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 ET, ABC
Race Facts: Matt Kenseth—not surprising—is the worst qualifier to win at Texas. He qualified 31st in 2000… Last year’s race had the fewest cautions in TMS history with five. I have my doubts that we’ll break that record this year (wink wink)… There were also 40 […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Texas
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
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Donny Schatz earned the maximum number of points available Thursday night as the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina began with two rounds of time trials which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s racing programs.
Schactz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, was […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Schatz Quick Out of Finals Gate
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s […]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Crafton On Trucks Pole at TMS
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Matt Crafton on Thursday captured the pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino Camping World Truck race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Crafton, who is second in points to Ron Hornaday Jr., turned a lap at 179.354 mph during the session.
“Our truck is very very good,” Crafton said. “It is obviously the best thing I have ever […]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 21:38 | Comments Off on Crafton On Trucks Pole at TMS