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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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Belt-Tightening Is The New Racing Reality
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
Nashville – Bobby Hamilton Jr. says the tough economic times have forced some NASCAR teams to confront some belt-tightening reality.
“A lot of teams got fat and spoiled back when times were good, and now they’re having to learn to live within their means,” Hamilton said during last weekend’s race at […]

Tue, 06/9/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Belt-Tightening Is The New Racing Reality
Red Horse Ends Benson’s Ride
Mooresville, N.C – Red Horse Racing announced the closure, effective immediately of the #1 Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Benson.
“It hasn’t been for a lack of effort,” says Team Owner, Tom DeLoach. “We had several people working on finding a sponsor for the #1 and Johnny Benson. I’ve been working on it myself. We gave […]

Mon, 06/8/09 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo, we find:
* I have followed Roger Penske for decades. From afar as a race fan growing up, and face to face through meeting and dealing with him as a auto-racing beat writer.
The thing that strikes you first about him upon meeting him is how his […]

Mon, 06/8/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory
Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps […]

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Rookie Massey Wins With The Chew Crew
Spencer Massey collected his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel win Sunday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. and he did it by beating Antron Brown on the final run.
Massey was joined in victory by Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Matt Guidera (Pro Stock […]

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Helio wins in Texas

Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves wins at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
Gladeville, Tenn. – It was surely the weirdest “victory celebration” in NASCAR history.
Kyle Busch dashed to pieces the $2,000 hand-painted Gibson guitar that for nine years has been Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark trophy following his win Saturday night.
Busch said he wanted to celebrate “rock-star style” and had told his team beforehand […]

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Texas Race Thrills Helio, But Not Others
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Helio Castroneves became a three-time IndyCar Series winner at Texas Motor Speedway on a Saturday night featuring a curious caution flag, a flawless pit stop and some clinical criticism about the quality of racing.
That latter issue – raised post-race by runner-up Ryan Briscoe and third-place Scott […]

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Flag to Flag: Pocono
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Are you watching the Pocono 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 06/7/09 – 9:26 | 47 Comments
Donny Schatz’s victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday night was his seventh of the season and 95th of his career, but it was just his first first ever in Indiana.
It was also earned him and his Indiana-based Tony Stewart Racing team $10,000.
“What a night,” said Schatz. “These guys, Ricky (Warner), Shane (Bowers) and Eric (Prutzman) do […]

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