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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Joey Saldana edged Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild at the line by 0.164 seconds to win the World of Outlaws race at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Sunday.
The win was the second of his career at River Cities Speedway.  It was the 65th A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career, as he […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins In River Cities
Medlen Paired With Capps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car driver Ron Capps received a pair of unexpected presents on his 45th birthday Sunday – a first-round loss in the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and a new crew chief.
Winless through the first 12 events of 2010, Capps will be paired with crew chief John Medlen “effective […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:17 | One Comment
Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Was it a gaffe or an horrendous blunder?
No matter how one chooses to describe it, losing the lead under the final caution at the Infineon Raceway is likely to follow Marcos Ambrose as surely as the error in Game Six of the World Series of […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
Force Adds Another Victory
John Force regained the points lead and added to his NHRA-record victory total on Sunday when he  won the Funny Car portion of the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
The victory was No. 130 for Force.
The other winners at the 12th race in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Series season were Tony […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 19:06 | Comments Off on Force Adds Another Victory
Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Atlanta, Ga. – One of the pleasant parts of being a motorsports writer in the Atlanta area years ago was getting to visit on a regular basis with a true legend of the sport – Raymond Parks, who died Sunday at age 96.
When I first started frequenting Mr. Parks’ liquor […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
Johnson Cashes In On Ambrose’s Goof At Infineon
Jimmie Johnson was handed his fourth victory of the season Sunday when Marcos Ambrose shut his car down to save fuel while leading won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway under caution and, briefly, could not get it restarted.
Ambrose, who led 36 laps, got the car re-fired but had dropped to seventh. He moved […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Tony Kanaan put a definitive end to three years of crash-filled frustration at Iowa Speedway Sunday with a victory in the Iowa Corn 250.
Kanaan passed fellow-Brazilian Helio Castroneves for the lead with 11 laps remaining for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of the season, and first since Richmond International Raceway in 2008 _ 32 […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom
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Graham Rahal sounded whipped when we talked on the telephone last Thursday. He’d been up since dawn and dawn comes early in the farm country of central Iowa.
Rahal was not up with the sun to pick corn or feed the hogs, however. He was up to work his sales job. And in this case, the […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 9:59 | 2 Comments
Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
More and more drivers seem to be spending less and less time getting grouchy about having to compete in the two road races on the Sprint Cup schedule. Some still are not thrilled, but all have come to accept them.
The series holds its first road race of the season today […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 9:58 | One Comment
Steve Kinser got his first World of Outlaws win ever at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Saturday.
The $10,000 win for Kinser was his third of the season and the 555th of his legendary World of Outlaws career. The 20-time champion dedicated the triumph to his wife Dana, who is recovering from heart […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 5:58 | Comments Off on A First For Kinser