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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Logano On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano won the pole Saturday morning for the Heluva Good! 200 Nationwide race.  
Logano set a Nationwide track record, circling the concrete one mile oval at 155.959 MPH, more than two tenths of a second ahead of David Ragan, who qualified second. 
Logano made his Nationwide series debut one year ago this weekend at Dover, [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
CWTS Race Postponed
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Rain and a severe thunderstorm warning postponed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway to Saturday at 6 p.m.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
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A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
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Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for Friday Night’s Camping World Truck Race at Dover.
Qualifying  second was  Colin Braun. Brian Scott will start third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Chad McCumbee fills out the top five.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:18 | One Comment