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Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

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Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:50 | Comments Off on Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
Fantasy Racing: Pocono 500
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Pocono 500
Pocono Raceway
Sunday, June 7, 12:30 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Still no official word if double file restarts amongst the leaders will be used on Sunday… Kasey Kahne won this race from the pole in 2008… In all, 13 of the 62 races at Pocono have been won from the top starting position… Despite Pocono’s size, […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Pocono 500
Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It doesn’t sound like Johnny Sauter much likes the term NASCAR nomad when applied to his driving career and that’s understandable. There can be a lot of unflattering connotations connected to that description.
And his grand plan when he decided to follow his father’s lead and become a race-car driver wasn’t […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:07 | Comments Off on Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series
NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules
NASCAR Thursday announced a change to its race format with the addition of “Double-File Restarts – Shootout Style” throughout each race.
Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear: ‘double-file restarts – shootout style’ […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules
Ickler, Sauter Pace Texas Practice
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By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Brian Ickler did his best impersonation of Kyle Busch Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, topping the speed chart during the second practice for the NASCAR Camping World Series Winstar World Casino 400.
Ickler, making his fourth series start of the season, is driving the No. 51 Miccosukee […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Ickler, Sauter Pace Texas Practice

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway officials announced today that the popular All-You-Can-Eat package for the Allison Grandstands returns for HALLOW-DEGA™ weekend, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The $99 package includes a reserved seat in the Allison Grandstand for the Mountain Dew 250 on Saturday, the AMP Energy 500 on Sunday, a Pre-race Pit Pass for […]

Thu, 06/4/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on $99 All-You-Can-Eat Deal Returning To Talladega Superspeedway
Ickler Knows It’s Risky To Be Subbing for Rowdy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
There are several schools of thought on the best way for up-and-coming racers to break into the upper divisions of NASCAR.
One is to start out in the Camping World Truck Series, or the Nationwide Series, in a middle-of-the-pack car or truck. The equipment generally isn’t the best, but the expectations […]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Ickler Knows It’s Risky To Be Subbing for Rowdy
Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
“Surprise! Surprise!”
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in […]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:50 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top […]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 17:50 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview
Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s one for NASCAR’s Lowlights Film:
At one point during last Sunday’s race at Dover, leader Jimmie Johnson deliberately slowed down and allowed teammate Mark Martin to pass him.
Martin led the lap, “earning” five bonus points.
Then Johnson zipped back around him, reassumed the lead, and sped off to victory.
A charity pass […]

Wed, 06/3/09 – 13:08 | 4 Comments