Mon, 21/05/18 – 17:29 | No Comment

Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

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NHRA Notes: Drivers Love Billy Meyer’s Place
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
During a time when new stick-and-ball stadiums continue to raise the “wow factor” for fans and competitors, Texas Motorplex remains the standard for big-time drag racing.
Track-owner Billy Meyer’s facility in Ennis will play host to the 25th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals Thursday through Sunday, and a pair […]

Tue, 09/21/10 – 6:45 | One Comment
Harris: Two Drivers Who Haven’t Who Should Have
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Bobby Allison was considered one of the best of all time in NASCAR long before he won his first and only championship in what was then Winston Cup.
Allison began racing in NASCAR’s top stock car series in 1961, but he didn’t win that title until 1983 at the age of […]

Mon, 09/20/10 – 7:17 | One Comment
Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Well, I guess it’s better to have a cough rather than to run stone cold and out of gas.
Clint Bowyer’s carburetor got a catch in its throat during the opening round of NASCAR’s championship playoffs and ended up winning as a result of bogged down […]

Mon, 09/20/10 – 6:45 | Comments Off on Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire
Dixon Builds On Countdown Lead
Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson and LE Tonglet captured division wins at Sunday’s NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series race at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.
The O’Reilly Nationals at zMax are the second race of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff.
Dixon won in Top Fuel, Pedregon in Funny Car, Anderson in Pro Stock and […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Dixon Builds On Countdown Lead
Bowyer Wins Chase-Opener At New Hampshire
Clint Bowyer  staved off a rapidly draining fuel tank and hard-charging Denny Hamlin to win the Chase-opening Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The Richard Childress Racing driver ended an 88-race winless drought with the victory and he vaulted from 12th seed to second place in the Chase.
“This is momentum,” he said. “That’s […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Bowyer Wins Chase-Opener At New Hampshire
It Was An All-Elliott Night In Georgia
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Jefferson, Ga. – During the late 1980s, a trio of good ol’ boys from north Georgia named Elliott burst onto the NASCAR scene and proceeded to take the sport’s established stars to the woodshed.
Bill Elliott and brothers Dan and Ernie, the dominant force in NASCAR just over two decades ago, gathered with friends and […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 8:59 | Comments Off on It Was An All-Elliott Night In Georgia
Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
He’s got momentum. He’s got championship experience. His team has championship experience. He led the points standings for the bulk of the “regular season.” He may be the closest thing to an old-style racer that NASCAR has. So why don’t any of my fellow racing writers think Kevin Harvick can win […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
Joey Saldana won The Clash at the Creek Presented By Sprint For a Cure at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota on Saturday night.
With the win, Saldana remained undefeated at Deer Creek after claiming the inaugural World of Outlaws event at the immaculate high-banked 3/8-mile last season. Saldana has won 13 times this season to lead […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 5:45 | Comments Off on Saldana Is Up At The Creek
Helio Is The Man In Japan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Motegi, Japan – Helio Castroneves capped a postcard-perfect weekend in the Far East for himself and Team Penske at Twin Ring Motegi Sunday afternoon, winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 in dominating fashion.
Castroneves, who started on-pole, led a race-high 153 of 200 laps around the egg-shaped, 1.52-mile oval […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 5:31 | 2 Comments
Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The most feared driver in the field at the zMAX Dragway this weekend is an unheralded and polite 28-year old. With his auburn-colored beard and quiet manner, Shawn Langdon could pass for a minister.
Langdon is feared because he can bypass any driver on any given Sunday in […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans