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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Minter: Pithy Bits From Bristol
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – There’s nothing quite like a morning spent in the pit area at Bristol Motor Speedway  to get some lively debate going about all things NASCAR.
Early on a somewhat gray day, Mike Brown, the general manager of TRG Motorsports’ Sprint Cup effort, leaned against a stack of tires […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 14:20 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Trips to Austria on the company tab. NASCAR race team on the rise. Generous backing from a corporation which has solid financial footing. Brains. It would be pretty dang easy to envy Jay Frye these days, to want to live his life, except then you would have had to deal […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 10:08 | One Comment
Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The testing ban implemented by the NHRA this season has affected different drivers and teams in different ways. It has helped some, hurt some and had little effect at all on others. Put the Funny Car team of Robert Hight down in the “hurt some” category.
It has adversely affected Hight […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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In the rich history of stock car racing, few events can top the night the USAR Pro Cup Series visited Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. on May, 23, 2009
That’s when two-time Pro Cup Series champion Clay Rogers pulled off an improbable four-wide pass in the fourth turn on the final lap (see […]

Fri, 08/21/09 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Three Wide Was For Sissies At Langley Speedway
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview
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The Bristol Motor Speedway — the World’s Fastest Half-Mile with 160,000 fans and three-wide racing — welcomes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin tells you why it’s his favorite track, and Juan Pablo Montoya talks about how racy it is. Plus, you’ll never guess who has the top Driver Rating in Thunder Valley.

Thu, 08/20/09 – 15:38 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview
Brian Keselowski Gives Himself The Hook In Nationwide Series
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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In baseball vernacular, team manager Brian Keselowski walked to the mound and gave himself the hook.
After failing to qualify for last month’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, the 27-year-old driver from Rochester Hills, Mich. made one of the most difficult decisions in his racing career.
After […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:17 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Bristol
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Sharpie 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday August 22, 6:30 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Judging from the Trucks race, the high line is going to be the preferred way around Bristol. Slower trucks on the high side caused fits for faster trucks on the low side… Qualifying is pretty important at Bristol as over 80% of winners have started […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Bristol
Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday Observations:
* The Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has a history of being a “can’t miss” event for NASCAR fans. But there are worries in some quarters that the emphasis on the making the Chase will have some of the top drivers points racing and trying to avoid […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off on Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
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Ron Hornaday Jr.’s bid to win his sixth straight Camping World Truck Series race was squashed by Kyle Busch Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch ran away with the victory while Hornaday finished third in the O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline.
Hornaday said he just did not have the truck which Busch had at Bristol.
“I told […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off on Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run