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CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at […]

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Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this […]

Fri, 08/8/14 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Dixon Starts Last, Finishes First At Mid-Ohio
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Publicly, at least, Scott Dixon didn’t seem all that distressed about having to start dead last in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio. Perhaps during the race, he said after qualifying, he would catch some breaks and still have a shot at a decent finish.
Dixon’s finish in the Honda Indy 200 turned out to be […]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Dixon Starts Last, Finishes First At Mid-Ohio
Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep
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Funny Car icon John Force earned his third win of the season Sunday at the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals, capping a sweep of the annual three-race Western Swing for his powerhouse team.
Brut Force’s victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle, was preceded by Robert Hight’s win at Morrison, Colo., […]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:08 | Comments Off on Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep
Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This is the kind of season which many had predicted for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.
On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt won his third Sprint Cup race of the season. The victory gave him 10 top-five finishes in 21 2014 starts and it moved him […]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie […]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
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Brad Keselowski beat back an upset bid by Michael McDowell to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“A really good battle,” said Keselowski, who led 146 laps and has finished no worse than third in seven Nationwide starts this season. “He (McDowell) had me there for a minute. Somehow I slid back […]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
John Force Holds Onto No. 1 Qualifying Spot In Northwest
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Drag racing icon John Force raced to his 150th Funny Car pole position Saturday during final qualifications for the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday morning’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in […]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 6:56 | Comments Off on John Force Holds Onto No. 1 Qualifying Spot In Northwest
Austin Dillon Collects First Truck Win Of Season
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Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season on Saturday. It came at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle.
Dillon moved past  Clint Bowyer on a restart with eight laps remaining. He then withstood two restarts to get the victory in a green-white-checkered finish.
Aiding his effort was a push from Johnny Sauter […]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 18:09 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Collects First Truck Win Of Season
Bourdais On Pole At Mid-Ohio
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Sebastien Bourdais overcame a soaked track at Mid-Ohio road circuit to win his second pole of the IndyCar Series season on Saturday. He claimed P1 on his final lap in the Fast Six Shoutout seession.
Bourdais’ final lap of 1 minute, 24.1610 seconds in the No. 11 Mistic KVSH Racing car overtook Josef Newgarden (1:24.6787) in […]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Bourdais On Pole At Mid-Ohio
John Force P1 In Northwest
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John Force raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle.
Force ran a 4.085-second pass at 308.07 mph in […]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 7:11 | Comments Off on John Force P1 In Northwest