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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 15:30 | 63 Comments
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off
RacinToday’s Fantasy Racing
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Debating who to pick for your fantasy racing team this week?
Trying to decide if you should use your last start on a driver for the upcoming week’s race?
RacinToday’s Nick Bromberg is here to tell you what three drivers will have success this weekend, what three drivers won’t, and which driver is a guaranteed great start.
Check [...]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Kenseth Captures Nationwide Win at Darlington
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Darlington Raceway actually looked pretty easy to tame for Kyle Busch Friday night. Until two laps to go, at least.
Busch, who led all but 10 laps in the  Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington, suffered a flat tire and had to pit under caution while having the fastest car and while leading [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Penske Heads To Pole Day On A High
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Roger Penske could be in line for his record 15th pole at the Indianapolis 500. On the final practice day before Pole Day, Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves recorded the fastest laps on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Briscoe was fastest with a lap at 39.8263 seconds, 225.981 mph, while Castroneves [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole
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Matt Kenseth set a track record en route to winning the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday.
Kenseth turned a lap at 179.514 mph in the session.
“Whenever you run that fast it’s the car,” Kenseth said. “You can only go as fast as the car will carry you and Drew [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If you were a NASCAR fan in 2003, if you were one of those lunatics whom the straight world looked down upon with a roll of the eyes because you enjoyed watching loud, dirty cars go around in circles for hours on end and then could not wait until the [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 15:40 | 2 Comments
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Rain has forced cancelation of quailfying for the Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway and has pushed back qualifying for the Sprint Cup series.
So, in tonight’s Nationwide race, the field will line up according to owner points. Kyle Busch will be on the pole and Ryan Newman will be on the outside of the first [...]

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