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BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Braselton, Ga. – The rains that flooded the north Georgia area over the past week washed out the better part of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday.
Only 467 of the scheduled 1,000 miles were run before heavy rains caused the American Le Mans Series to halt a […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit
Pedley: Danica Has Apparently Made The Right Decision
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Danica Patrick’s recent decision to re-sign with Andretti Green Racing and thus remain a NASCAR spectator instead of a NASCAR participant was a good move. Folks, it was the only move.
Patrick is, quite simply, an open-wheeler. It’s what she was, is and should forever be. If she is to meet […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 16:55 | 3 Comments
Bowyer Collects Dover Nationwide Win
Clint Bowyer got his second Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday by winning the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Bowyer passed Kyle Busch with 83 laps to go and held the lead until the end. The pass came shortly after a restart.
Bowyer is the defending series champion but has opted not to run a […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Bowyer Collects Dover Nationwide Win
NHRA’s Arana Is Privately Wheeling Way To the Top
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas – Hector Arana says he is riding a Pro Stock Motorcycle good enough to win the 2009 NHRA Countdown to 1 championship. And if the bike breaks, Arana is ready to run any quarter-mile from here to Pomona, Calif.
The drag racing definition of “privateer,” Arana tilted the PSM […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Arana Is Privately Wheeling Way To the Top
Kyle Busch On Nationwide Pole
Kyle Busch will start Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway from the pole. During the morning qualifying session for the race, Busch turned a lap at 154.110 mph and in 23.36 seconds.
Qualifying for the Dover 200 second was Carl Edwards, the driver chasing Busch for the points lead.
Busch will be going for his […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On Nationwide Pole
Dover Notes: Tires Have Hamlin Smoking Mad
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. – It’s been a good year for Sprint Cup Chase contender Denny Hamlin, who took a shot at NASCAR tire supplier Goodyear on Friday at Dover International Speedway.
The driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota Camry isn’t happy with the fact that Goodyear isn’t using the tire recommended […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 7:40 | One Comment
Speed Is On Sides’ Side at Eldora
Eldora Speedway will always be a favorite for Jason Sides. He he won his first career World of Outlaws race at the famed track in the 2004 Kings Royal. On Friday night, he returned to Eldora’s Victory Lane, taking the opener of the Team Chevy Four Crown Nationals.
For Sides it was his second A-Feature win […]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
This Year’s Chase for Cup Is One For The Ages
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Dover, Del. –  Strike up the band for the over-the-hill guys.
Much like 59-year-old golfer Tom Watson did in July when he dominated the British Open before losing in a playoff, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin is energizing American sports fans by contending for a championship at the ripe old […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:43 | Comments Off on This Year’s Chase for Cup Is One For The Ages
Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying
Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Eddie Krawiec are the first-day qualifying leaders at the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas.
The event is the 20th of the 24-race 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six in […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:40 | Comments Off on Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying