Fri, 9/10/15 – 7:10 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.  
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards said during preparations for Saturday’s […]

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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
Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ennis, Texas – Now that he has shelved his first NHRA “Wally,” Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey has developed a need for greed.
“Truthfully, that was my goal,” Massey said from the back of his team hauler Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex. “Going into the season as a rookie, I just […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:00 | One Comment
Johnson A Monster At Dover
Jimmie Johnson was the monster of the Monster Mile on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap in practice early in the day and then went out late to post the fastest lap in qualifying.
The pole at Dover International Speedway is his second of the year. His qualifying lap took 22.878 seconds and was at […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Johnson A Monster At Dover
Harris: Testing Policy Should Receive Passing Grade
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The announcement  this week that NASCAR has modified its test policy for 2010 was good news for some of its teams.
While the bulk of the test ban continues, the modification allows teams from every NASCAR division to test whenever they so choose at 14 of the organization’s sanctioned regional tracks where Sprint […]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:31 | 2 Comments