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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Penske’s Dumas On Grand-Am Pole in NJ
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Romain Dumas earned his first career Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole position Saturday at the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
Dumas, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley for Penske Racing, made his first qualifying attempt of the 2009 season count, as [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:31 | 2 Comments
Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway
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The NHRA was finally able to get in a full day racing at the O’Reilly Midwest Nationals near St. Louis Saturday and the field was set for Sunday’s eliminations.
Heading into the eliminations as top qualifiers at Gateway International Raceway are Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Ron Capps in Funny Car, Greg Stanfield in Pro Stock [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag:  Richmond
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Watching the Crown Royal 400 tonight?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him for all the action.

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:00 | 54 Comments
Fantasy Racing – Russ Friedman 400
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(Disclaimer: I am going to stay away from studs like Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards and the start and parkers unless there is a compelling reason to pick them or not pick them. Otherwise, this column would be exceptionally boring with the top dogs in the “Drivers to Watch” category every week while I told [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Pedley: It’s Quantity vs. Quality In Sports-Car Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The new Audi R15 TDI is an incredible race car. It sits hunched way-down low, looking like it is morphing into the asphalt surface of the track. From the front, its induction tunnels slant upward, making it look like it’s issuing a hungry smirk.
The Audi’s silver-gray livery, flecked with darker [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 14:00 | 2 Comments
Busch Smokes Edwards In Richmond Nationwide race
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Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 8:57 | Comments Off
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Driver Rating is a Loop Data statistic which is based on several statistical components.
Below is an explanation of the formula, which is broken down into three different sections.
SECTION 1 – Primary Statistics
The “Primary Statistics” are those that are most important to the formula – and therefore awarded the most points.
The points assigned to each “Primary [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 22:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Climbs To New Heights After Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Richmond, Va. – NASCAR’s newest star, Brad Keselowski, began his day by jumping off a golf car and greeting autograph-seekers and well-wishers as he entered the Nationwide Series garage early Friday morning.
 Five days after Keselowski led one lap and won the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, journalists packed the .75-mile Richmond International [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 21:09 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond
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Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 21:08 | Comments Off
Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race
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Brian Vickers on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Vickers won the pole for the Russ Friendman 400 by turning a lap at 127.131 mph. That kept him ahead of Jeff Gordon, who will start the race from the second position.
“It was a great lap,” Vickers said. “The [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 18:08 | Comments Off