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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Minter: American Racing Loses Another Pioneer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The life and times of the flashy Frank Mundy came to a sad end last week at an Atlanta nursing home. Mundy died at age 90 from complications from a fall.
Reporters who found their way to Mundy’s home in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood, always got a great interview from a [...]

Tue, 05/19/09 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Up to Speed: Indy 500 Drivers in NYC
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Follow the starting grid of the 93rd Indianapolis 500 to New York.

Mon, 05/18/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Mr. Hyde Has Gone Into Hiding
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By Larry Woody | Senor Writer
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I used to consider Tony Stewart NASCAR’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
You never knew which would show up. Over the years I experienced both ends of Tony’s split personality.
One summer night following a victory at Bristol, Tony and I went nose-to-nose in the press box after he took offense over [...]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 14:15 | One Comment
Conquest Puts Tagliani In 500 Field
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Alex Tagliani is in and Bruno Junqueira is out at Indianapolis.
That is the word from Conquest Racing Monday as it announced that it has made a driver change for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
On Sunday, Junqueira had qualified his Conquest car into the field on Bump Day. Tagliani, however, was bumped by [...]

Mon, 05/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Stewart Showing Leadership Qualities In Abundance
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – From listening to Tony Stewart talk about winning Saturday’s Sprint Cup All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, it’s clear that he’s operating according to a philosophy that will continue to serve him well as a driver/owner.
The recurring theme of Stewart’s comments was: “It’s not all about me.”
Stewart [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:36 | One Comment
De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tooele, Utah – At 3,500 feet, the long front straight at Miller Motorsports Park is fitting for Utah’s wide open spaces. Its length and breadth was crucial to the outcome of the ALMS race won by the Acura ARX-02a team of de Ferran Motorsports.
After gaining a gap at the start [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Schumacher Back To Top In Bristol
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Tony Schumacher won his second-straight NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals title on Sunday, defeating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final at Bristol Dragway. Joining “the Sarge” in the winner’s circle were Funny Car’s Del Worsham, who won his second straight, and Pro Stock’s Mike Edwards, who won his second of ’09.
One race after giving up [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
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Jon Fogarty passed Scott Pruett at the entrance to the Corkscrew with 22 laps remaining in Sunday’s 106-lap Verizon Festival of Speed and held on to give the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley its second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 victory of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In GT, [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Stewart Ignites Late-Race Fireworks In All-Star Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  After 90 laps of relatively uneventful, follow-the-leader racing in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s finest decided to put on a slam-bang show for the final 10 laps.
But it was Tony Stewart, with hardly a scratch on his car, who passed Matt Kenseth heading [...]

Sun, 05/17/09 – 17:24 | 2 Comments
Andretti, Hunter-Reay Sneak In At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an either/or situation. It either brings out the best in a driver, or brings a driver to his/her knees.
“I’ve always looked at these guys on the bubble on Bump Day and absolutely felt for them,” John Andretti said Sunday afternoon at IMS, after [...]

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