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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Can a young man from Quebec climb the ladder and make it big in NASCAR? The flip side of this question: Can NASCAR ever make it big in Canada, a country long dedicated to road racing?
Andrew Ranger, aged 22, may be the answer to both questions.
The driver who hails from […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
J.J. Yeley Injured In Short Track Crash
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Former NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley reportedly suffered three broken vertebrae during a crash at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday night.
Yeley was competing in a race in the Sprint Bandits Series at the half-mile dirt Lakeside track when he was involved in a wreck early in the feature […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 11:00 | 6 Comments
Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would […]

Tue, 08/25/09 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A week from Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will return to the South for a Labor Day weekend race. Traditionalists likely will argue that the race should be held at Darlington Raceway, where the Southern 500 was a Southern Labor Day spectacle for decades.
But there are many around Atlanta who […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of […]

Mon, 08/24/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
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Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – If Kyle Busch’s plan was to mend some fences with a return visit to Nashville after June’s embarrassing guitar-smashing tirade, he failed miserably.
Busch, coming off Saturday night’s Sprint Cup victory at Bristol, ran a Champion Racing Association (CRA) race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway and sparks started flying well before […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 19:40 | 7 Comments
Franchitti Wins At Infineon
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Dario Franchitti led at the start and led at the finish and led every lap in between in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway.
His margin of victory was just a couple of feet over second-place Ryan Briscoe, but the closeness of that was attributable to the fact that a restart with four laps to […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Saturday was a great day for Australian Marcos Ambrose, not just a G’day, mate.
See, there are few things which Ambrose wants more in racing than to be able to ditch the rep of being a road-race guy. And on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Ambrose took a big swing […]

Sun, 08/23/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles