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Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Andrew Hines moved to the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle before rain washed out the first two rounds of qualifying at the 15th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the first rounds of professional qualifying for Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock at […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 4, 2009) – Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Southern 500 presented by at Darlington Raceway on May 9. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 12:41 | Comments Off on Week 11: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea floating around in the NHRA – it’s actually been around for years –  that seems to have the potential of […]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
David Poole Issued A Fond Farewell
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Gastonia, N.C. – A wise person once advised that it’s good to make friends with a preacher so there’ll be someone who knows you to preach your funeral. There’s an extra sadness at funerals where the reverend doesn’t know much about the deceased.
David Poole, despite his intense working pace at […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 21:28 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
Woody: Bud Moore Was The Genuine American Hero
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
Tom Wolfe once penned a famous Esquire article about moonshiner/racer Junior Johnson titled “The Last American Hero.”
Nothing against Junior, understand – I’ve always admired his gritty individualism – but I think the sobriquet might better be applied to one of Johnson’s fellow NASCAR competitors, Bud Moore.
Moore, crusty, craggy-faced and cantankerous […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:16 | One Comment
Wesley Lane, a crew member for the No. 90 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been suspended from the next six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and all NASCAR activity until July 1 for rule violations at Kansas Speedway.
Lane was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:10 | Comments Off on Camping World Crew Chief Suspended
Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – From the quiet, comfortable air-conditioned safety of his transporter, Ricky Carmichael pointed first to his wrist, then to his shoulder and then his collar bone.  All, he said, were objects of massive attention from doctors during his days as the main guy in motocross racing.
It was […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure