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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin said Friday Michael Waltrip Racing’s announcement 10 days ago that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full time in 2014 opened the door for him to join Stewart-Haas Racing for the season’s remainder, but Martin’s move won’t provide Vickers with the benefits he expected.
Instead of getting a head start [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Slightly more than a month ago, Stewart-Haas Racing told Ryan Newman it wouldn’t field a fourth team in 2014 and he needed to find another home, but that’s no longer the case, at least where a fourth team is concerned.
SHR Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 13:59 | Comments Off
Power Hopes That Sonoma Is Win Country
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power says his winless IZOD IndyCar Series season is the product of a number of factors that have relegated him to wing-man for Team Penske teammate/point-leader Helio Castroneves.
Power sits 11th in the standings and 148 points behind Castroneves heading into Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in California’s wine [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Late Move Is A Winner At Bristol
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Kyle Busch took advantage of a late caution to charge to his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.
Busch passed Ryan Blaney for the lead on the 195th of 200 laps around the .533-mile track. From there Busch had to hold off Timothy Peters. Busch and Peters came out [...]

Thu, 08/22/13 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Kennedy Carries France Banner Onto The Track
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy’s mom is arguably the most powerful female in motorsports.
But that fact likely went unnoticed to many race fans when the 21-year-old showed up at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier today to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.
Lesa France Kennedy, a member of NASCAR’s board [...]

Wed, 08/21/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jim France looked to be in a good mood as he walked the paddocks at Kansas Speedway after Saturday night’s debut Grand-Am Rolex Series race at the facility. He looked like a politician in an election year as he smiled, patted backs and shook hands with [...]

Tue, 08/20/13 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Castrol And John Force Parting Ways
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Long-time sponsor Castrol announced Tuesday that it will sever its ties with the NHRA’s John Force Racing operation following the 2014 season. The announcement will end a relationship that stretches back almost 30 years.
“John Force has been the ultimate ambassador for the Castrol brand and we are grateful for his passion and dedication,” said Rich [...]

Tue, 08/20/13 – 7:52 | 6 Comments
Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Mark Martin will fill in for injured Tony Stewart and drive the No. 14 Stewart- Haas Racing Chevrolet it was announced on Monday. Martin will drive in the rest of the Cup races with the exception of the one at Talladega, where Austin Dillon will be in the car.
Stewart, who suffered a broken leg in [...]

Mon, 08/19/13 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano buzzed past a fuel-less Mark Martin for the lead with four laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for Logano, who moved to Penske Racing from Joe Gibbs Racing, for the 2013 season. It came [...]

Sun, 08/18/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Capps Tops In Brainerd
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Ron Capps earned his third Funny Car win of the season by racing to victory Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway over teammate and points leader Matt Hagan.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 08/18/13 – 18:21 | Comments Off