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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Dixon Has Eye On A Sweep In Houston, Points Lead
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Scott Dixon hacked into Helio Castroneves’ IZOD IndyCar Series point-lead big-time Saturday afternoon with a victory in Race 1 of the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. And as he did at the doubleheader on the Streets of Toronto in mid-July, Dixie now is whistling…sweep!
Dixon’s fourth win of 2013, and third on a street circuit, [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Pickett Charges Past Dyson At VIR
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Muscle Milk Pickett Racing dominated the final 45 minutes to score its eighth consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón victory, with Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf winning Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.
Quick work in the pits gave Luhr the lead under an extended caution. He pulled away on [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins, Busch And Keselowski Feud In NNS Race
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Matt Kenseth won Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.
But Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski provided the fireworks – fireworks that resulted in Keselowski issuing a warning to Busch that could carry over to the remaining Sprint Cup races.
Kenseth pulled away after a restart with five laps left and won going [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 18:16 | Comments Off
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