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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Slick Track Makes For Trouble at Summer Nationals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Following Satuday’s qualification runs for Sunday’s NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals, it became pretty apparent that track records at Heartland Park Topeka are in zero jeopardy this weekend.
Heck, an inexplicably slippery track made just making a run of any kind at Heartland all but impossible Saturday.
And that is […]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Slick Track Makes For Trouble at Summer Nationals
Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. […]

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Logano On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano won the pole Saturday morning for the Heluva Good! 200 Nationwide race.  
Logano set a Nationwide track record, circling the concrete one mile oval at 155.959 MPH, more than two tenths of a second ahead of David Ragan, who qualified second. 
Logano made his Nationwide series debut one year ago this weekend at Dover, […]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole For Nationwide Race
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team […]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
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By Nick Bromberg
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Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
CWTS Race Postponed
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Rain and a severe thunderstorm warning postponed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway to Saturday at 6 p.m.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off on CWTS Race Postponed
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
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A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
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Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for Friday Night’s Camping World Truck Race at Dover.
Qualifying  second was  Colin Braun. Brian Scott will start third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Chad McCumbee fills out the top five.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal […]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera