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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 […]

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Eliminations Set For Thunder Valley
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Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), will lead their classes into the eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday.
All three hung onto their top-qualifyings spots at Bristol Dragway on Saturday.
McClenathan’s 3.874 from Friday was seriously challenged on Saturday because of warmer track temperatures. 
“I’ll definitely take that […]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 17:30 | One Comment
Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tuele, Utah – Simon Pagenaud spanked the American Le Mans Series track record at the daunting 15-turn Miller Motorsports Park circuit to win the pole for the de Ferran Motorsports Acura team.
Aboard the radical “four square” LMP1 class ARX-02a design of Acura, the Frenchman dropped three seconds from his best […]

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Greg Hodnett had not won in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in nearly five years. But on Friday night  at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, he returned to Victory Lane.
Hodnett out ran Stevie Smith and Cody Darrah to collect the $10,000 top prize.
For Hodnett, the 1993 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award […]

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Drivers, France Talk Drugs And Racing At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for failing a drug test continues to cause aftershocks in the NASCAR garage.
Drivers expressed concern about taking basic medicines, and seemed to be seeking answers to a growing list of questions.
Mark Martin said he’d like to know just exactly what it was […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:17 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as […]

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Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
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Cory McClenathan, Ashley Force Hood, and Mike Edwards were fastest in their categories during qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on Friday.
If McClenathan’s 3.874 holds through tomorrow’s two sessions in Top Fuel, it would give him the 33rd No. 1 start of his career.
McClenathan’s run capped a spectacular nighttime session in […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 21:39 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet hit another high note at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Johnson and his car won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race. Seeing Johnson and his car out front at the team’s home track is nothing new. He has five wins and two poles […]

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Truck Qualifying Washed Out
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C., – Kyle Busch got another “1” by his name in the record book on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. When qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, was rained out after 21 of 39 entrants had run against the clock, he […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Truck Qualifying Washed Out
It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brandon Bernstein felt odd as he left Gateway International Raceway two weeks ago. Empty, kind of. And not just because he left the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals there without a Wally.
Bernstein felt the kind of oddness which comes with the breakup of a 30-year-old partnership.
It was announced in March that […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:29 | Comments Off on It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  The first lap of Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday morning at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was special for Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“When I went around the track for the first time since I’ve been to Victory Lane here… it was like, man, […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s