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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Joey Saldana took the lead on the 20th lap from Terry McCarl in lapped traffic exiting the fourth turn and would lead the remainder of the 35-lap contest in Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana to pick up the $10,000 top prize aboard the Budweiser Maxim. It was Saldana’s 47th career World of Outlaws win which puts […]

Sat, 06/6/09 – 13:55 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins At Home Track
Danica Says Going With A Winner Is A Top Priority For Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick isn’t sure if she’s ready for a move to NASCAR or Formula One or perhaps to another team in the IndyCar Series.
“I don’t think there’s really a way to ever know if you’re ready until you try it,” Patrick said Thursday at Texas Motor […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:06 | 2 Comments
Bodine Wins Again In Texas
Todd Bodine firmed up his reputation as the top trucker in Texas Friday night when he won the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was Bodine’s fifth at TMS and his 10th on a 1.5-mile oval.
Finishing second, over a second behind, was Matt Crafton.
That finish pushed Crafton into the series points […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:02 | One Comment
Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Dario Franchitti says qualifying an IndyCar on a track like Texas Motor Speedway is so easy, even a Scotsman can do it.
“Qualifying on a 1.5-mile track is really more about the way the guys put the cars together and the setup, and the driver just has […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 22:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Breezes To Texas Pole
Brown Speeds To Top Qualifying Spot
Antron Brown, Tony Pedregon, Mike Edwards, and Doug Horne finished in the top spots after the opening day of qualifying at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. The event is the 10th of the 24-race 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
While Horne’s position atop the Pro […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 21:05 | 2 Comments
Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
Scott Pruett bettered the Watkins Glen International track record by two seconds Friday, winning his 12th career pole position for Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 
The event, Round 5 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, takes the green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The race will […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 15:30 | Comments Off on Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
Pocono Qualifying Rained Out
Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole for the race as the cars will line up based on owner points.
Starting next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row will consist of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Pocono Qualifying Rained Out
Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – A pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series rookies aren’t awed or intimidated by taking on two Sprint Cup stars in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The daunting Cup duo is Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards who are running both series this season. They are ranked 1-2 in […]

Fri, 06/5/09 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas _ Dan Wheldon is anxious to return Panther Racing to its glory days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis-based Panther holds the record for most IndyCar wins at TMS with five, including two each by Scott Goodyear and Sam Hornish Jr. The team’s most recent victory was logged by […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off on Wheldon Wants A Shot At Shooting In Texas
Sauter Bags First Trucks Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Johnny Sauter will celebrate his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole Friday morning with his grandmother, and a little yard work, sonny.
Sauter bagged his first Truck Series pole in his 19th attempt Thursday evening during qualifying for the Winstar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:55 | One Comment