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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea floating around in the NHRA – it’s actually been around for years –  that seems to have the potential of [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:40 | Comments Off
David Poole Issued A Fond Farewell
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Gastonia, N.C. – A wise person once advised that it’s good to make friends with a preacher so there’ll be someone who knows you to preach your funeral. There’s an extra sadness at funerals where the reverend doesn’t know much about the deceased.
David Poole, despite his intense working pace at [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 21:28 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Woody: Bud Moore Was The Genuine American Hero
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Tom Wolfe once penned a famous Esquire article about moonshiner/racer Junior Johnson titled “The Last American Hero.”
Nothing against Junior, understand – I’ve always admired his gritty individualism – but I think the sobriquet might better be applied to one of Johnson’s fellow NASCAR competitors, Bud Moore.
Moore, crusty, craggy-faced and cantankerous [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:16 | One Comment
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Wesley Lane, a crew member for the No. 90 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been suspended from the next six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and all NASCAR activity until July 1 for rule violations at Kansas Speedway.
Lane was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:10 | Comments Off
Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – From the quiet, comfortable air-conditioned safety of his transporter, Ricky Carmichael pointed first to his wrist, then to his shoulder and then his collar bone.  All, he said, were objects of massive attention from doctors during his days as the main guy in motocross racing.
It was [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Graham Rahal aboard the USS Ronald Regan
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Graham’s recent trip to the USS Ronald Reagan Naval aircraft carrier for Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization which provides emergency assistance and morale to our troups, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home.

Wed, 04/29/09 – 20:26 | One Comment
Armijo: David, Thanks For Everything
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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I don’t have nearly as many stories to share as my RacinToday.com colleagues Rick Minter and Larry Woody wrote in their wonderful tributes to David Poole. I didn’t know David nearly as long and rarely saw him more than once or twice a year when we crossed paths either at [...]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 19:35 | Comments Off
Minter: They’re Going 200 mph Again At Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In his final column, David Poole called for changes to the race track at Talladega Superspeedway to prevent a disaster from happening in light of the Carl Edwards crash at the end of Sunday’s Aaron’s 499.
 Poole pointed out that changes to the cars, restrictor plates, yellow line rules and other [...]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 15:33 | 8 Comments