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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode back and forth from her husband’s pits to the starting line on the same bicycle she had at the track […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Professor Teaches A Lesson In Class
Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jack Roush is one of those. He is one of those people who simply will not let the emotional wall down so others can get a peek.
Friday night in Phoenix, the emotional masons were out there doing their best to change all that. They were flailing away at the wall […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
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Jason Meyers felt like a win slipped away from him and his team last season at Paducah International Raceway as he had just taken the lead when a caution flag flew prior to the lap being completed, placing him back in the second spot, where he would eventually finish. He made up for the near […]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Jason Myers Gets Outlaws Payback in Paducah
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 23:08 | One Comment
Biffle Gives Roush Victory No. 100 In Nationwide
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Greg Biffle held off Jason Leffler on a green-white-checker restart to win the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night.
In getting the victory, Biffle gave team-owner Jack Roush his 100th victory.
Leffler finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Joey Logano was fourth in the Bashas’ 200.
Kyle Busch took over the series points lead […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 23:06 | Comments Off on Biffle Gives Roush Victory No. 100 In Nationwide
Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – David Brabham found the tire wall last year at Long Beach in qualifying and this year found himself on the pole when Gil de Ferran spun and hit the barriers to end the duel between the two Acura ARX-02a drivers. The Highcroft Racing Acura will start on […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
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Commerce, Ga. – The weather conditions on Friday at Atlanta Dragway were a drag racer’s dream – cool temperatures, low humidity and unusually high barometric pressure.
That added up to some shattered track records for the Pro Stock divisions during the opening rounds of qualifying for Sunday’s Summit Southern Nationals.
The nitro […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
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Mark Martin has become Mr. Pole Position in the Sprint Cup series this season.
On Friday evening, Martin captured his third pole of the season by logging the fastest lap in qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s PIR pole comes after also qualifying fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season.
 
Starting second in […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off on Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
Edwards On Nationwide Pole, Logano Second
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Carl Edwards was the fastest qualifier in the Nationwide Series Friday afternoon and will start Friday night’s race from the pole.
Edwards is the series points leader.
Qualifying second fastest was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Nationwide race in Nashville.
Logano was followed by Paul Menard and Greg Biffle.
Kyle Busch, who is second in points, was […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Edwards On Nationwide Pole, Logano Second
Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend
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Long Beach, Calif. — The jury was still out in the tax evasion trial of Helio Castroneves when the IndyCar teams arrived in California for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. But the verdict was in for Will Power, his temporary replacement at Penske Racing.

With a jury in Miami returning […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend