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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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Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Tony Stewart has always been big on thinking. When it comes to racing, Stewart is huge on thinking. Some say that Stewart should do less talking, but hey, what good is thinking if you can’t verbalize those thoughts.
Anyway, Stewart has obviously done some thinking about race tracks. About their   [...]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:25 | One Comment
Cory Mac On Top in Houston
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Cory McClenathan impressed himself, and topped the Top Fuel field, when he grabbed the provisional No. 1 spot during the rain-plagued opening day of qualifications for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.

Qualifying in four professional classes was limited to a single session, as a rain [...]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
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A  softer, alternate Firestone Racing tire compound promises to add to the strategy mix during the IndyCar Series’ seven road/street course events in 2009. 
Known as “reds” because of their bright red sidewalls, the alternate tires are identical in body construction to the primary Firestone Firehawk racing slicks. However, the alternates feature a softer tread compound [...]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:12 | Comments Off
On The Track: Rick Minter
Rick Minter | Senior Writer


Fri, 03/27/09 – 21:55 | Comments Off
Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Martinsville, Va. – Jeff Gordon’s good Martinsville Speedway fortunes continued Friday as he inherited the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 after rain washed out qualifying.
The line-up for Sunday was set according to the NASCAR rule book, with positions being allotted according to car-owner points and qualifying attempts.
Gordon, [...]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 16:19 | Comments Off
All Martin Asks for is a Miracle
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Like so many middle-age-crazy ideas – buying that sports car convertible, getting matching tattoos with Darlene down at the Waffle House, returning Bernie Madoff’s phone call – it seemed like a good idea at the time.
That’s what 50-year-old Mark Martin would tell you.
He decided to end a perfectly good semi-retirement [...]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:30 | 4 Comments
Martinsville: Small Track, Big Tradition
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When it comes to NASCAR tradition, there’s no place like Martinsville Speedway, which is hosting NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series races this weekend.
Like Bristol Motor Speedway, the other half-miler on the Sprint Cup circuit, the garage is a crowded place on Friday morning. The [...]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:29 | One Comment
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A reluctant spectator for three national events, Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly will make his debut in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series today at Houston Raceway Park.
Lack of sponsorship has kept Connolly and his Cagnazzi Racing Charter Communications Chevrolet Cobalt on the sidelines this season. At Baytown, Connolly will be wheeling Kenny [...]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:26 | Comments Off
Covering Motorsports Now
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

You can add the way which you are viewed by daily newspapers to the list of indignities you are suffering these days, race fans. Because the fact is, you are being treated by those media outlets as unimportant at best and objects of ridicule at worst.

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:01 | 25 Comments
Vickers Netting Love from Fans
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter  | Senior Writer
Near the end of this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest race of the year, Brian Vickers had an on-track run-in with the sport’s biggest star, Dale Earnhardt Jr., an encounter many figured would bring out the boo birds for Vickers.
But when all the smoke cleared several days later, and all [...]

Wed, 03/25/09 – 21:35 | Comments Off