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Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
Force, who won the [...]

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NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
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With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Sun, 04/19/09 – 22:44 | Comments Off
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:58 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Persistent sprinkles interrupted the show almost from the 11 a.m. start,  pushing the finals to well past 8 p.m. But [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:57 | One Comment
Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
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#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 12:03 | One Comment
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
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When Mark Martin accepted Rick Hendrick’s invitation to run a full season in one of his cars, Martin said he would do it because he figured it would give him a final shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship which has eluded him his entire career.
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, it appeared that Martin [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off
De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – The Acura ARX-02a of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud claimed victory in the American Le Mans Series sprint in the streets of Long Beach. The de Ferran Motorsports entry was leading the Highcroft Racing Acura of David Brabham by 9.5 seconds when a full-course caution [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Will Power Drives To Pole At Long Beach
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Long Beach, Calif. – Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves was exonerated by a jury on Friday and on Saturday his part-time replacement, Will Power, exonerated himself by winning the pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Power, who had to switch to a third Penske entry with the of Castroneves to [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 18:28 | Comments Off