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NASCAR driver Christopher Bell made history at the Chili Bowl on Saturday night. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

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Christopher Bell added his name to an exclusive event victory list _ and the not-so-elite flip car count _ when the Oklahoma native claimed his third consecutive Golden Driller trophy Saturday night capping the 33rd annual […]

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IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
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Vision Racing of the IndyCar series announced Tuesday that it has hired Ryan Hunter-Reay to drive for it in the 2009 season.
Hunter-Reay, 28, joins fellow American, Ed Carpenter, on the team’s driver roster.
Hunter-Reay, who won on the road course at Watkins Glen International last season and claimed IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year honors in […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
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Sammy Johns is a veteran crew chief who is working this year with a driver who is not all that young, but is newish to NASCAR, A.J. Allmendinger. This week, Johnson answered some questions about himself, Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger, Dodge and racing.
Question: Any relief in moving from the half-mile tracks of Bristol and Martinsville […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Texas Motor Speedway, one of the sport’s fastest tracks. Hear from David Ragan and Joey Logano, who are attempting to run both races this weekend.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
She inherited her dad’s corn-silk hair, her mom’s vivaciousness, her folks’ Tennessee twang and her grandparents’ wry sense of humor.
If she also inherited her family’s racing genes, look out – Sutherlin Marlin just could become NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:27 | One Comment
Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
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Talk about your buzz kills.
Yesterday afternoon – and presumably well into the evening – NASCAR team-owner Rick Hendrick and his guys were brows deep in a party mode. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson had won his first Sprint Cup race of the season and the team’s three other […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off on Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
Harvick Wins Delayed Trucks Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For the second week in a row, Kevin Harvick wore two hats to a NASCAR Victory Lane.
Monday, week and a couple days after winning a Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a Kevin Harvick Inc. entry, he was back on winner’s turf at Martinsville Speedway in a No. […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Delayed Trucks Race
Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 provided some quick relief for race fans looking for some old-fashioned slam-bang racing.
Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin put on a short-track racing clinic in the closing stages of the race, with Hamlin first taking the lead from Johnson with a bold move into turn […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:35 | Comments Off on Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway’s drive to land a second Sprint Cup date will restart today when track president Jeff Boerger officially submits a bid for construction of a casino and hotel project at his facility.
 
The new bid will be very similar to one submitted to the Kansas Lottery […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race
NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
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Three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Prerace Driver Rating favorite Jimmie Johnson claimed his first win of the season with a late-race pass of Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway. It was Johnson’s fifth win in the last six starts at the track. Hear from Johnson and Hamlin as both moved into the top […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
Force Hood’s Second Funny Car Win Erases All Doubts
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rarely does a driver’s second career victory outshine his or her first. For myriad reasons, including a lingering conspiracy theory, Ashley Force Hood labeled career NHRA Funny Car victory No. 2 at Houston Raceway Park Sunday afternoon a bigger “blast” than her historic first. 
Force Hood marched through a personal “Who’s […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:20 | 3 Comments