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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Her historic, gender-breaking NHRA Pro Stock victory was capped by a marriage proposal, a series of real-world events fit for a second storybook Disney Channel movie.
As the cynics in the press box are wont to say…you can’t make this stuff up!
Erica Enders’ marriage to Richie Stevens Jr. is doing just fine, thanks. [...]

Sun, 09/22/13 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Pickett Drivers Muscle Way To ALMS Win At COTA
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Pickett Racing’s Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf won their seventh consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race Saturday.
The two drivers and their No. 6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-o3o lapped the field in the International Sports Car Weekend race, lapping the field twice at Circuit of The Americas.
Luhr extended his ALMS-leading victory total [...]

Sun, 09/22/13 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Hight Continues On Funny Car High
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NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight secured his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 45th of his career on Saturday with a track-record performance, and he will try for his third straight victory of the season on Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens [...]

Sat, 09/21/13 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Jimmie Johnson’s mini-slump is over.
After finishing the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season with four straight clunkers – 40, 36, 28, 40 – the five time series champion is back in the groove with a fifth-place finish in the opening event of the 10-race Chase for the championship.
Going [...]

Sat, 09/21/13 – 13:24 | 5 Comments
Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – The life and times of NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey took a turn for the cursed last fall, the result of an indiscretion inflicted by a self-described “spoiled kid.”
“I believe I’m a better person now, and hopefully a better race car driver,” Massey said Friday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex in [...]

Sat, 09/21/13 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Martin Truex Jr. Filling Role Of Innocent Bystander
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Martin Truex Jr. suddenly finds himself in a limbo created by the mistakes of others.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver turned out to be an innocent victim of the team’s manipulation of the finish at the Richmond race two weeks ago.
The key result of NASCAR coming down hard [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 20:16 | One Comment
Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Michael Waltrip has faced difficult days before in his racing career. This time is different, though.
This time, longtime sponsor NAPA decided to break off its relationship with Michael Waltrip Racing, leaving the team facing 2014 with no primary sponsor for the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr.
NAPA has been with Waltrip [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 20:09 | 2 Comments
ALMS Field Set At COTA
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Competitors in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón had two extra days of testing to learn the new Circuit of The Americas. Friday, that work went down the drain, with official practice and qualifying held in rainy conditions at the 3.4-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s ALMS round of International Sports Car [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman Speeds To P1 In New Hampshire
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Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman, told earlier this year that he would not be rehired by SHR and who will driver for Richard Childress Racing next year, won the pole for race No. 2 of the Chase with a track-record lap at [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 17:11 | One Comment
Debut United SportsCar Championship Season Unveiled
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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The schedule for the inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season was announced on Friday.
The 2014 season for the Unified Series, which is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, starts with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, includes a variety of [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 15:09 | Comments Off