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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Danica Patrick Rolls To Indy On “Time”
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick continues to reap the benefits of her first victory, and her “sexy and sculpted” mainstream appeal, by checking in at No. 93 on the list of the “TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People.” 
There were 208 nominees from various categories in the online poll. Patrick, [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 5:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Recap
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Kyle Busch claimed his third win of the season and joined Cale Yarborough as the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win on their birthday. Busch was also the third driver to sweep a weekend at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Nationwide Series race as well. Hear from Busch and runner-up Tony Stewart and [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 23:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Penske’s Dumas On Grand-Am Pole in NJ
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Romain Dumas earned his first career Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole position Saturday at the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
Dumas, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley for Penske Racing, made his first qualifying attempt of the 2009 season count, as [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:31 | 2 Comments
Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway
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The NHRA was finally able to get in a full day racing at the O’Reilly Midwest Nationals near St. Louis Saturday and the field was set for Sunday’s eliminations.
Heading into the eliminations as top qualifiers at Gateway International Raceway are Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Ron Capps in Funny Car, Greg Stanfield in Pro Stock [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag:  Richmond
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Crown Royal 400 tonight?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him for all the action.

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:00 | 54 Comments
Fantasy Racing – Russ Friedman 400
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

(Disclaimer: I am going to stay away from studs like Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards and the start and parkers unless there is a compelling reason to pick them or not pick them. Otherwise, this column would be exceptionally boring with the top dogs in the “Drivers to Watch” category every week while I told [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Pedley: It’s Quantity vs. Quality In Sports-Car Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The new Audi R15 TDI is an incredible race car. It sits hunched way-down low, looking like it is morphing into the asphalt surface of the track. From the front, its induction tunnels slant upward, making it look like it’s issuing a hungry smirk.
The Audi’s silver-gray livery, flecked with darker [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 14:00 | 2 Comments
Busch Smokes Edwards In Richmond Nationwide race
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Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 8:57 | Comments Off
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Driver Rating is a Loop Data statistic which is based on several statistical components.
Below is an explanation of the formula, which is broken down into three different sections.
SECTION 1 – Primary Statistics
The “Primary Statistics” are those that are most important to the formula – and therefore awarded the most points.
The points assigned to each “Primary [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 22:33 | Comments Off