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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – With all he’s accomplished, with everything he has in life, with the giant future he has, you would think that it would be tough to impress Jimmie Johnson. But from the sound of it, the day he had on Wednesday impressed the six-time Sprint Cup champion in […]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
Tough Choices Mark Selection Of Sixth HOF Class
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR President Mike Helton said Wednesday that selecting the five people to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015 was probably the most challenging of the six voting sessions that have occurred.
“It was very difficult to come to five,” Helton said. “The conversation (we […]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Tough Choices Mark Selection Of Sixth HOF Class
Scott Had To Battle More Than Just Racing Things
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Frankl Scott really preferred to not talk about the horrible things that his father, Wendell Scott, had to endure during his days as a black stock car driver in NASCAR’s premier series. Wednesday was a day to feel good – feel good about being elected into the […]

Wed, 05/21/14 – 17:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election […]

Wed, 05/21/14 – 15:33 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side […]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:56 | Comments Off on Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
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Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 […]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:20 | Comments Off on Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
Sir Jack Brabham Passes Away
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Three time Formula One champion Sir Jack Brabham died Monday at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully at his home in Gold Coast, Australia.
Formula 1 World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and double Constructors’ Champion (1966 and 1967), Sir Jack was one of the most accomplished drivers and team owners in the […]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Sir Jack Brabham Passes Away
Rain Bumps Southern Nationals Back To Monday
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NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway until Monday, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. on Monday for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and will be followed by the continuation of racing in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series […]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Rain Bumps Southern Nationals Back To Monday
Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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For the second year in a row, Indiana native Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter – the final qualifier May 18 in the Fast Nine Shootout on the 2.5-mile oval – recorded a four-lap average of 231.067 mph in the No. 20 […]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 14:42 | Comments Off on Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Eliminations Set For Finals In Atlanta
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) maintained their P1 status after Saturday’s qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on Saturday.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and (Eddie Krawiec) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at Atlanta Dragway.
DeJoria’s E.T. track record 3.786 […]

Sun, 05/18/14 – 6:50 | Comments Off on Eliminations Set For Finals In Atlanta