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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Things are shaping up nicely for NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and his team this weekend.
Not only does he arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas riding the momentum of two straight final-round appearances, he arrives as the defending class winner at Vegas.
Yes, McClenathan likes the sound of that.
“The [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Bruton Smith Humbled By Call From Texas Hall
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Marcus Smith says the people who know his father best swear that motorsports mogul O. Bruton Smith is “a teddy bear” of a man.
“He is really the picture of the American dream,” Marcus Smith said his dad, who as chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. [...]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:18 | One Comment
Busch Breezes To Nationwide Pole In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch will bid for an unprecedented third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday from the best seat in the house, and with a double shot at history.
On a day when high wind warnings and occasional gusts from 50 to 60 mph [...]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 21:15 | One Comment
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Terry Cook and Paul Menard paced the opening two practices Friday for the O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Cook, driver of the No. 91 MSRP Motorsports Chevrolet, led the opening session at 185.995 mph. He was followed by David Ragan (184.426 mph) and Tony Stewart (183.492 mph). [...]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 16:28 | Comments Off
Bill Elliott’s Son Fast Tracking At Age 13
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 The voice on the phone was strong and clear, confident yet pleasant and conversational. It was hard to imagine it coming from a 13-year-old seventh grader.
 “Hi, this is Chase Elliott,” he said. “I hear you want to interview me.”
 Elliott, the son of Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, has gotten lots [...]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:35 | 4 Comments
Hunter-Reay Feeling Red, White and Good
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay, sounding a tad bushed by a hectic couple of days that involved nothing less than his fate as an open-wheel driver, perked up a bit when something was pointed out to him about his new team.
America’s IndyCar team? Yes, he said, he liked that. He had not really [...]

Thu, 04/2/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Ownership Tempering Stewart – So Far
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The fireworks that some folks expected from Tony Stewart this season have fizzled like a wet sparkler. Six races into his first Sprint Cup season as both driver and car owner, Stewart is sailing along free of controversy, even without a strong boss to ride herd on him.
Granted there haven’t [...]

Wed, 04/1/09 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Dixon Has New Team At Home To Deal With
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As a two-time IndyCar Series champion and the most recent Indianapolis 500 winner, Scott Dixon appears to be a man with few worlds to conquer.
So, how about fatherhood…and the joy of changing diapers? That life-altering experience awaits Scott and Emma Dixon, who are expecting their first child in late July. 
“Both [...]

Wed, 04/1/09 – 13:25 | One Comment