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ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex [...]

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John Force Wins Pole, Takes Points Lead at Maple Grove
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John Force won the pole at the 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Saturday and earned the Funny Car points lead in the process.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was a tough day to be a Chase driver Saturday at Kansas Speedway. It was a really tough day to be a Busch.
The Sprint Cup cars took to the track for practice at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first practice of they. Almost immediately, cars being driven by championship contenders [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 14:44 | Comments Off
Bowyer Clan Hangs Tough In Wake Of Richmond
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chris Bowyer looks every inch the product of America’s Heartland that he is. The Wrangler jeans are slung low, the hands go in and out of the pockets every three or four steps and the sun-weathered gray hair flops around in the Kansas wind like the [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Street Fight Brewing In Houston
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
IZOD IndyCar Series championship contenders Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon continued to measure one another during Friday’s opening practice session for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, while Justin Wilson and Will Power significantly lowered lap times in the second 45-minute session.
Wilson, driver of the No. 19 [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Force Three-mendous At Maple Grove
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Funny Car icon John Force powered to the first three-second run of his colorful career and raced to the qualifying lead Friday during the 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at Reading, [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 8:07 | Comments Off
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Dyson Racing flexed its muscles on Friday as it beat Muscle Milk Pickett Racing in qualifying for Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway, capturing the pole position for Round 9 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón season.
Guy Smith ran a lap of one minute, 35.965 seconds (122.670 [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, who is trying to turn what some consider a three-driver Sprint Cup playoff into a four-driver playoff, won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick, who will start Sunday’s race fourth in points – 39 behind leader Matt Kenseth and 27 behind third-place Kyle [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Kanaan Moving To Ganassi
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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced today an agreement with reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner, 2004 Series Champion and 16-time race winner Tony Kanaan on a multi-year deal to pilot a fourth entry for the full 2014 IndyCar Series season with sponsorship from NTT DATA, a global IT services provider.
CGR also announced that it was moving [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 13:14 | Comments Off
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 7:49 | Comments Off