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ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – It was surely the weirdest “victory celebration” in NASCAR history.
Kyle Busch dashed to pieces the $2,000 hand-painted Gibson guitar that for nine years has been Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark trophy following his win Saturday night.
Busch said he wanted to celebrate “rock-star style” and had told his team beforehand [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 14:20 | Comments Off
Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Helio Castroneves became a three-time IndyCar Series winner at Texas Motor Speedway on a Saturday night featuring a curious caution flag, a flawless pit stop and some clinical criticism about the quality of racing.
That latter issue – raised post-race by runner-up Ryan Briscoe and third-place Scott [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 14:18 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Pocono
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Are you watching the Pocono 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 06/7/09 – 9:26 | 47 Comments
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Donny Schatz’s victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday night was his seventh of the season and 95th of his career, but it was just his first first ever in Indiana.
It was also earned him and his Indiana-based Tony Stewart Racing team $10,000.
“What a night,” said Schatz. “These guys, Ricky (Warner), Shane (Bowers) and Eric (Prutzman) do [...]

Sun, 06/7/09 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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