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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t think there’s any question that the Tattooed Lady is going to run off and join the NASCAR circus.
The only question is when. And what will her arrival register on the Richter scale?
It appears more and more likely that open-wheel diva Danica Patrick is going to forsake the IndyCar […]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 9:10 | 2 Comments
Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The irony is dripping and delicious. Kyle Busch, who showed such disdain for the trophy Gibson guitar he got for a June Nationwide win in Nashville (he smashed it to pieces) needs to win another guitar Saturday night at Richmond or his slim Chase hopes are likely dead.
Busch is 14th in […]

Fri, 09/11/09 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off on Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Force Fined; Grudge Race Proposed
Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
Videotape from the event showed Force making physical contact with an NHRA official at […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:05 | 17 Comments
Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Tony Stewart may have a hard time getting his fellow Sprint Cup drivers to keep coming to the Prelude to the Dream.
After all, why would they want to come to Eldora Speedway and get their butts kicked by the track owner?
“Home track advantage,” second-place finisher Clint Bowyer said Wednesday night […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:27 | Comments Off on Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
Fantasy Racing: Richmond
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Chevy Rock N Roll 400
Richmond International Raceway
Saturday September 12, 7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Seven times has a Richmond race had only two lead changes. Thankfully, the last time it happened was 1975. We shouldn’t have to worry about that Saturday night… Last year’s race saw every single car running at the finish. With the […]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 5:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Richmond
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
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Larry Wood | Senior Writer
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
Just the opposite […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* Did too, did not
I tend to continue right on with what I’m doing when I hear one person involved in professional sports accuse another of cheating. Why interrupt a perfectly good day dream just because one pro calls out another for […]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:00 | 2 Comments