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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
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Eddie Wood and Len Wood, owners of NASCAR’s famed Wood Brothers Racing  team, attended their first-ever NHRA drag racing event when they dropped into the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. over the weekend.
Pretty safe to say they had a good time.
“It’s hard to put into words,” Eddie Wood said. [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 22:55 | 2 Comments
Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas
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Helio Castroneves’ freedom tour continued on Saturday night when he won the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves pulled away from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe over the final laps to get the victory.
“Pedal to the metal, drive it like I stole it,” Castroneves said.
It was his second victory in the last three races [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 22:50 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Defending Daytona Prototype champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were still vying for their first victory of 2009 entering Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, running fourth, 14 points behind in the standings.
But that changed in the second-longest race on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Bodine Gives TMS The Thumb
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Todd Bodine picked up one for the thumb Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where he posted an historic fifth victory in the WinStar World Casino 400.
Bodine,  known as “The Onion” for his balding pate, is the first driver in the 14-year history of the NASCAR [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 21:39 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Rocks Nashville
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Kyle Busch shook free of his Nashville Superspeedway jinx Saturday night to win the Federated Auto Parts 300.
For the sixth straight time in the Nationwide Series, Busch dominated. But the victory was only his second during that span as lousy luck bit him the other four times.
The victory came at a track where he had [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 21:35 | 19 Comments
Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals
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Tony Pedregon raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 36th of his career Saturday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
Antron Brown, Mike Edwards and Doug Horne also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 19:25 | One Comment
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Joey Saldana took the lead on the 20th lap from Terry McCarl in lapped traffic exiting the fourth turn and would lead the remainder of the 35-lap contest in Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana to pick up the $10,000 top prize aboard the Budweiser Maxim. It was Saldana’s 47th career World of Outlaws win which puts [...]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 13:55 | Comments Off
Danica Says Going With A Winner Is A Top Priority For Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick isn’t sure if she’s ready for a move to NASCAR or Formula One or perhaps to another team in the IndyCar Series.
“I don’t think there’s really a way to ever know if you’re ready until you try it,” Patrick said Thursday at Texas Motor [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:06 | 2 Comments
Bodine Wins Again In Texas
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Todd Bodine firmed up his reputation as the top trucker in Texas Friday night when he won the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was Bodine’s fifth at TMS and his 10th on a 1.5-mile oval.
Finishing second, over a second behind, was Matt Crafton.
That finish pushed Crafton into the series points [...]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:02 | One Comment
Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Dario Franchitti says qualifying an IndyCar on a track like Texas Motor Speedway is so easy, even a Scotsman can do it.
“Qualifying on a 1.5-mile track is really more about the way the guys put the cars together and the setup, and the driver just has [...]

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