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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – In his final months as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Eury Jr. wore the look of a beaten man. No secret as to why. He was pounded into a light, flaky dough by people who demanded that somebody other than Earnhardt be blamed for Earnhardt’s […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off on Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness
Logano Holds Off Busch To Get Nationwide Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – It was all Joe Gibbs Racing almost all of the time in Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
JGR driver Joey Logano won the Dollar General 300 and teammate Kyle Busch finished second. Between them, they dominated the laps-led stat.
The victory was third of the season […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 21:29 | 2 Comments
Edwards On Nationwide Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Carl Edwards will kick up his quest to deprive Kyle Busch of the 2009 Nationwide Series championship with a pole-position start in Friday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Edwards won the pole by posting a lap at 176.956 mph in the rain-delayed Friday afternoon qualifying session.
It was the […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Edwards On Nationwide Pole
Tony George Issues Statement on Future
The following is a statement by Tony George in response to the June 30th announcement by the Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies, effective July 1.
“Nearly 20 […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Tony George Issues Statement on Future
Nationwide Series at Chicagoland
|’s exclusive video  of Thursday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series action from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.  (Video by

Fri, 07/10/09 – 10:44 | One Comment
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional […]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 21:00 | One Comment
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row […]

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Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the […]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Saldana Wins In Iowa
Joey Saldana set a career high in 2007 with the World of Outlaws winning 12 A-Feature events over the course of that nearly 80-race season. The second generation driver matched that mark on Wednesday night at 34 Raceway in Iowa, winning for the 12th time in 2009 in just the 34th race of the season […]

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