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Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Whincup, Lowndes Dominate V8 Supercars’ American Debut
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – It was Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes all Saturday long at Circuit of The Americas, mate, as the Red Bull Racing Australia drivers swept both ends of the Texas 400 doubleheader marking the historic North American debut of the Australian V8 Supercars Championship.
Whincup, who started second in [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 20:42 | Comments Off
JFR Serves Notice In Topeka
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John Force ended a 19-race No. 1 qualifying slump by racing to a track record performance in Funny Car Saturday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Force, a [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Edwards, Fennig Hope To Put Trickle In Victory Lane
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Thanks to Carl Edwards, his Wisconsin-born crew chief Jimmy Fennig and many of his Roush-Fenway Racing crew, legendary short-track driver Dick Trickle has one more opportunity to visit victory lane.
That opportunity will be Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:38 | Comments Off
John Force Ready To Beat Up On The Sharks
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – John Force was in an anecdotal kind of mood Friday as he “relaxed” in his motorhome at Heartland Park Topeka. Apparently when things are not going well for the 15-time NHRA Funny Car champion, stories with uplifting morals come to mind.
And, with neither he nor his other [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:36 | Comments Off
Garages React With Shock, Sadness To Trickle
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in another. Those were legendary driver Dick Trickle’s staples, but it was his sense of humor and willingness to help others that will always endear him to those who knew him.
Perhaps that’s the reason it came [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers to beat during Saturday’s Pole Day qualifications for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Viso recorded a lap of 39.2093-seconds at 229.537 mph in the [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Schumacher Fastest In Topeka
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Seven-time champion Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Schumacher, the series points leader in the 8,000-horsepower category, posted a [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Hits Lottery
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Kyle Busch won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch charged from the back of the field after a pit road penalty to win in the series for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire. The victory was Busch’s fifth at Charlotte and the [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:41 | Comments Off
Edwards On All-Star Pole
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Benefiting from a high-speed trip down pit road and a quick pit stop during the unique three-lap regimen in Friday’s time trials, Carl Edwards won the pole for the 29th running of NASCAR’s non-points all-star event.
With the pit road speed limit waived for the qualifying session, Edwards ran three laps—including a mandatory four-tire pit stop—in [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:58 | Comments Off
Aussie V8 Supercars Set To Mess With Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Intent on adding the United States to its global expansion list, the Australian V8 Supercars Championship began hot-lapping around Circuit of The Americas Friday in sedans featuring steering wheels on the “wrong side,” marques like Holden Commodore and the promise of door-banging worthy of “RU Faster Than [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 20:51 | Comments Off