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Don Schumacher has selected Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing on Friday in the NHRA U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis over Labor Day Weekend.
alBalooshi, a Los Angeles resident and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, won four NHRA Mello Yello Series Top Fuel titles in eight championship rounds […]

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Changes At Top At Indy
The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced June 30 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.
Brighton, currently executive vice president and chief legal counsel, will become president and CEO of […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Changes At Top At Indy
Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Remember those five bonus points Jimmie Johnson gave teammate Mark Martin by letting him lead a lap at Dover back on May 31?
Remember how I said it was shameful?
Remember how I said hurt the integrity of the sport?
Remember how some readers said it was no big deal?
Well, try telling Kasey Kahne […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 14:50 | 7 Comments
“Pappy” Powell Still Collecting Racing Hardware at 85
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Whitesburg, Ga. – Anyone who gets a warm feeling from watching Mark Martin win Sprint Cup races at the age of 50 ought to get a real charge out of seeing Pappy Powell race his dirt track car at the ripe old age of 85.
Roston “Pappy” Powell isn’t some old […]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 8:05 | One Comment
Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 3-5, 2009.
Taylor Earnhardt, 20, Earnhardt’s youngest child, will drive the car in demonstration runs during […]

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Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can bet that in some circles, the sour talk about the method by which Joey Logano got his first Sprint Cup victory started long before the rain stopped at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
You can bet phrases like “fuel mileage win” and “freakish luck” and “asterisk-mark ending” were […]

Mon, 06/29/09 – 10:58 | Comments Off on Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, […]

Mon, 06/29/09 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It turns out that Sliced Bread can cut it in Sprint Cup.
Rookie Joey Logano got the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday when he won the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano took the lead in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 when others opted to pit for […]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:57 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap

Rookie and New England native Joey Logano became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at his home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hear from Logano and Jeff Gordon, runner-up in the rain-shortened race. Plus, find out how far Gordon is behind leader Tony Stewart in the point standings

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:56 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap
Birthday Boy Beckman Wins At Norwalk
Norwalk, Ohio – Jack Beckman received a birthday gift as he raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals a first for him at this track.
Larry Dixon, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at […]

Sun, 06/28/09 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
SunTrust Indy Challenge Highlights

Highlights from Richmond International Raceway.

Sun, 06/28/09 – 11:59 | Comments Off on SunTrust Indy Challenge Highlights