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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

The […]

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Pedley: Bold Move, But Beautiful?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As questions go, today’s big one is really big. But, it’s the kind we all liked so much in high school because it’s a multiple-choice question and and there are only two choices. And, the correct answer will be posted in less than two weeks.
So, here it is: Was Chad […]

Mon, 11/8/10 – 8:58 | 3 Comments
Cup Notes: Hamlin Crew Chief Says ‘Take That” To Knaus
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Chad Knaus, crew chief for four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, elected to sub in Jeff Gordon’s pit crew for his slumping pit crew during Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Johnson lost time on four of the seven pit stops that he had with his own pit […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 21:00 | One Comment
Gordon Goes Down Swinging
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – It had nothing on the fight between Cale Yarborough and Donnie and Bobby Allison in the 1979 Daytona 500, but by modern NASCAR standards, this was a slobberknocker.
Jeff Gordon confronted Jeff Burton after the two got together during Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 19:57 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Steals The Show At Texas Motor Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Denny Hamlin emerged from the circus-like atmosphere at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday as NASCAR’s new Sprint Cup Series point leader, on a day when the sight of a monkey selling programs ultimately proved mundane.
Hamlin held off Matt Kenseth to win the AAA Texas 500 in a […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 18:56 | 2 Comments
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There are reports out of Europe that Formula One driver Jenson Button was attacked by armed assailants as he left the track in Brazil this weekened.
The assailants reportedly attacked the limo in which he his manager, his trainer and his father were riding after qualifying.
The 30-year-old driver from Britain as he was being chauffeured in […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 15:18 | Comments Off on F1 Driver Button Reportedly Attacked
Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last week, Kevin Harvick said that it would be better for NASCAR if Jimmie Johnson did not win a fifth straight championship this year.
Harvick – who will be third in points behind Johnson when today’s Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway starts – repeated that contention again on Friday.
“I think […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 10:18 | One Comment
Meyers King Of Dirt World Finals
Jason Meyers, Josh Richards and Matt Sheppard were crowned series champions following the fourth-consecutive Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks, while Meyers, Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie took home A-Feature wins in front of a sellout crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
More than 14,000 fans filled the grandstands for the […]

Sun, 11/7/10 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Meyers King Of Dirt World Finals
Scott Moving To Gibbs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Gibbs Racing will add Brian Scott to its already formidable NASCAR Nationwide Series lineup in 2011 with a simple directive.
“We’re looking forward to running for a driver’s championship next year with Brian,” J.D Gibbs, president of JGR, said during a news conference announcing the deal […]

Sat, 11/6/10 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Scott Moving To Gibbs
Keselowski Finds Nice Gift For Wealthy Owner
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Brad Keselowski clinched his first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and in the process posed a timely answer to one life’s enduring mysteries.
“It’s hard to give a billionaire something, you know?” said Keselowski, referring to team-owner and motorsports mogul Roger Penske. […]

Sat, 11/6/10 – 14:21 | Comments Off on Keselowski Finds Nice Gift For Wealthy Owner
Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR
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NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan, a championship contender throughout 2010, will head into the season-ender next weekend as a lame duck.
Team-owner Don Schumacher said McClenathan will be released following conclusion of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 11-14.
McClenathan, who has been racing the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster for […]

Sat, 11/6/10 – 11:27 | 4 Comments