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J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert Hight lost his match against […]

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Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Craig Treble (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced their respective fields during the opening day of action at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals, the 11th of 24 races on the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
Force Hood is very familiar with […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:45 | Comments Off on Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers
Woody: The Breath Of Fresh Air Needs A Tic Tac
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Kyle Busch said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, thought Kyle bashing his trophy to bits last Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway was “cool.”
Really? Then how about this: Let artist Sam Bass, who spent countless hours hand-painting the classic Gibson guitar, crash Kyle’s brand-new race car through […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 17:15 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
David Ragan’s Team To Get Help
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last year, David Ragan was one of the unexpected success stories in NASCAR.
This season, his has been a story of disappointment.
On Friday, his team-owner announced that he was going to attempt to get the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion rolling in the right direction once again.
In an effort to […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on David Ragan’s Team To Get Help
Woody: NASCAR Decisions Prove Puzzling
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
I’ve been writing about cars running in circles for 40 years and in that entire span I’ve never come across two more puzzling stories than the back-to-back mysteries of recent weeks.
One is Jeremy Mayfield’s ongoing drug case. The other is Carl Long’s record-breaking penalties for a trivial infraction.
First, Mayfield:
Last week […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 13:25 | 7 Comments
Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt
IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, of Boca Raton, Fla., will drive for A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team for the remainder of the season, beginning with the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway June 20-21. Vision Racing assigned Hunter-Reay’s driving services to A.J. Foyt Enterprises in a deal struck Thursday.
 The announcement comes as a result of […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt
Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – In the colorful history of pre-event promotions at Texas Motor Speedway, only Robosaurus has cast a larger shadow over O. Bruton Smith’s palace of speed than Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq, the gentle giant who plays center for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, made his first visit to an American racetrack last […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Bodine Warns That More Trucks May Be Parked – Including His
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas _ Johnny Benson’s sponsor-induced exit from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series earlier this week may not be the last by a champion.
Todd Bodine’s post-race celebration of his historic fifth series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night was tempered by the reality that Germain Racing may have […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:02 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Michigan
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LifeLock 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 14th, 2:00 PM ET, TNT
Race Facts: Fuel mileage has a tendency to come into play at Michigan, like it did last year as Dale Earnhardt Jr. won… Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson has not won in 14 Michigan starts… David Pearson has nine wins at Michigan, and among active […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended
NASCAR announced today that Bryan Berry, crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended due to a rule violation that occurred during this past Saturday’s event at Nashville Superspeedway.
The car is driven by Brendan Gaughan and owned by Rusty Wallace Racing.
Berry was suspended for violating Section 12-1 […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended