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A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

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Rookies Have Played Major Roles at Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four drivers will begin the grunt work Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one of open-wheel racing’s career-defining moments – selection as 2009 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. 
Stanton Barrett, Mike Conway, Robert Doornbos and Raphael Matos all have competed in the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series […]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:09 | 3 Comments
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than […]

Tue, 05/5/09 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – It hasn’t won yet, but it’s getting closer.
Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, with veteran Jason Keller at the wheel, has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes to climb to 7th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series ratings – the highest in the team’s history at this juncture of the season.
“We’re showing […]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Keller Nationwide Effort Showing Promise
Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black
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In the 60 years of racing at Darlington Raceway, few events have drawn as much attention to the Lady in Black as the 1985 Southern 500. It was at that race that Bill Elliott secured the Winston Million for winning three of the four major events in a single Cup […]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black
Woody: Crashes Not Wrecking Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It is race fans’ guilty little secret: We love wrecks.
We crave crashes, we delight in demolitions, we’re wowed by wipeouts. We can’t get enough of that tumbling stuff.
I’ve been covering NASCAR for 40-some odd years (some odder than others) and I continue to be puzzled by why so many race […]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 12:33 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Is Also Winning Over The Fans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a threshold in sports that many of the all-time greats had to cross. Dale Earnhardt Sr. had to cross it, Darrell Waltrip had to cross it, Muhammad Ali had to cross it. It’s the threshold between fans loathing you because of your methods and loving you because of […]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:35 | 12 Comments
Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
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Team-owner Alan Johnson now has a Full Throttle NHRA Funny Car victory to go along with his Top Fuel victory.
On Sunday at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., Johnson’s new Al-Anabi/Alan Johnson Racing team got that Funny Car victory from Del Worsham.
The victory comes after Johnson, in his first year of owning the team, got […]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
Zonta Surprises At New Jersey
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Wet and wild from the outset, Sunday’s Verizon Wireless 250 was a water-marked battle at New Jersey Motorsports Park, won in a stunning upset by Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola.
They then quickly went to work on re-acclimating themselves to Victory Lane post-race protocol. For Zonta, this was […]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Zonta Surprises At New Jersey
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After enduring more than his fair share of bad luck last weekend, Donny Schatz was bound and determined to get back on track at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday night. The three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion showed he would be the man to beat, setting fast time and then charging from the […]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 5:45 | Comments Off on Schatz Returns To Form At Knoxville
Danica Patrick Rolls To Indy On “Time”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick continues to reap the benefits of her first victory, and her “sexy and sculpted” mainstream appeal, by checking in at No. 93 on the list of the “TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People.” 
There were 208 nominees from various categories in the online poll. Patrick, […]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 5:44 | One Comment