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John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

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Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Just a few hours after earning the pole for tonight’s Nationwide race, Kyle Busch won the pole Friday for the Sprint Cup Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch turned a lap of 127.077 mph, beating David Reutimann, who will start second with a lap of 126.618. However, the big story will be Jimmie Johnson […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In
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Richmond, Va. – Rick Hendrick attempted to defuse the potential feud between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson earlier this week when he spoke with his two drivers on a conference call.
Gordon was still stewing over a late-race move at Talladega on Sunday when Johnson pulled in front of him forcing the driver of […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 17:55 | One Comment
Spring Break Over; Trucks Are Back
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – You can forgive yourself if you’ve forgotten about the Camping World Truck Series. After all, it’s only been a month since the last race at Nashville.
“I’d rather be racing…I’m tired of doing honey-dos for my wife,” defending series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. said. “I’m tired of […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 17:25 | 5 Comments
Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – There was lots of pushing and shoving at Richmond International Raceway Friday morning.
And that was before the first Sprint Cup car hit the track.
Each week, NASCAR makes the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings and other drivers of note available to the assembled media.
These gatherings […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 15:09 | 2 Comments
Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – When Tom Anderson showed up at Andretti Autosport to begin duty as senior vice president of racing operations late last year, he had with him his list of things he knew he wanted to work on.
Incredibly, the list was a short one. Just four things.
That tells […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 9:28 | 4 Comments
Drivers Say Yes To New Format
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – The IndyCar Series’ new sub-championships have been met with some disdain by those outside the series, but when asked about the two new championships at Kansas Speedway Thursday, Danica Patrick and Will Power said that they were fans of the idea.
“It’s a good idea because there […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 19:43 | 6 Comments
Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR has had lots of heroes over the years. It has also had lots of heroines – we just don’t hear as much about them. They’re silent and unseen for the most part.
Another word for racing’s heroines is “wives.”
None is more respected and admired than Lynda Petty, Richard Petty’s bride of […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 9:53 | 2 Comments
The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
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Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 7:27 | One Comment
‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Al Unser Jr. had a big smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand as he sat in a white Buick van behind the pit wall at Kanas Speedway Wednesday. Nothing unusual about any of that.
It was the cause of the smile which was […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 17:45 | Comments Off on ‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. shared more than a vision about stock car racing. Visions are a dime a dozen, or nowadays a dollar after inflation.
More practically, they shared a knack for knowing how to turn their vision into reality and a big part of that knack involved […]

Wed, 04/28/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media