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Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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IndyCar Notes: Power Still Charging
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With his victory in the Honda Indy Toronto last Sunday, Will Power continued a methodical march toward what looms as his first IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s championship.
Power, of Team Penske, finished 1.2-seconds ahead of reigning series champion Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing on the 1.75-mile Streets of Toronto […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Force Early Leader At Bandimere
Funny Car champion John Force cashed-in one of his perks as season-long points-leader at Bandimere Speedway Friday evening, emerging as provisional pole-sitter over Del Worsham for the 31st annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang to a 4.191-second run at 296.76 mph to move into position to claim his fifth […]

Sat, 07/24/10 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Force Early Leader At Bandimere
Edwards’ Bump Draws Ire Of Peers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Carl Edwards may have lost the battle for the hearts and minds of his peers for his part in late-race shenanigans at Gateway International Raceway last weekend.
In fact, some drivers had some very harsh words for Edwards, who instigated a last-lap wreck with Brad Keselowski at Gateway on […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 17:10 | 7 Comments
Edwards, Keselowski Stand Their Ground
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Those hoping that five days of reflection would cause Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards to reinterpret what happened between them on the final lap of last Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race were wasting their hopes.
Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two drivers stood fast with their did-not/did too […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 15:19 | Comments Off on Edwards, Keselowski Stand Their Ground
IRL On Its Way To Racing Domestic Cars
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Dallara Automobili’s selection as manufacturer of the IndyCar Safety Cell beginning in 2012 has the potential of transforming Main Street in Speedway, Ind., into motorsports’ version of Little Italy.
Overshadowed amid the hoopla accompanying Dallara’s selection last week as primary chassis supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series was the […]

Fri, 07/23/10 – 8:21 | One Comment
Woody: Readers Have Right To Write
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
As my old sports editor used to chuckle, when the letter starts, “Dear Dope,” you figure it’s not going to be complimentary. They’re not writing to tell you how much they admire your wit and appreciate your wisdom.
While serving a 40-year sentence as a newspaperman, I’ve been called every name […]

Thu, 07/22/10 – 6:18 | 5 Comments
Minter: The Search For ‘The Line” Continues
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The search for “the line,” as in the one Carl Edwards has crossed or hasn’t crossed in his wrecking of Brad Keselowski, continues even after NASCAR imposed penalties on both drivers Wednesday afternoon.
The penalties were minor by NASCAR standards – probation for both drivers, a 60-point docking for Edwards along […]

Thu, 07/22/10 – 6:14 | Comments Off on Minter: The Search For ‘The Line” Continues
Edwards, Keselowski Penalized
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR has ruled on the ugly incident which occurred during Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race.
The series has penalized the No. 60 team and the No. 22 driver for rule violations committed during last Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway.
The penalties come as a result of violating Section […]

Wed, 07/21/10 – 14:56 | One Comment
Porsche Hybrid Coming to U.S.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid will make its North American debut in the Petit Le Mans , the final round of the American Le Mans Series. Featuring KERS technology with electric energy captured by front braking and stored by a flywheel system, the GT3 R Hybrid will be an exhibition entry at the Oct. […]

Wed, 07/21/10 – 14:46 | Comments Off on Porsche Hybrid Coming to U.S.
Donny Schatz won the overall title in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup before a very large crowd at the Lernerville Speedway’s historic high-banked four-tenths-mile. Schatz won the Silver Cup in 2006 and 2007, making him just the third driver to win the Silver Cup three times.
Lance Dewease and Joey Saldana split the Twin 30s […]

Wed, 07/21/10 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Schatz Claims Lernerville’s Cup