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Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

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For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Loves the fans. Loves the layout. Loves how he’s won five races at the circuit’s largest racetrack.
What Earnhardt doesn’t love is the schedule. At least, he doesn’t love it as much as he loved the shortened […]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a […]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
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Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today he has cancelled his team’s full-time championship effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and will pursue only a limited schedule with Mike Bliss behind the wheel for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Key cites lack of sponsorship and his desire to focus on the […]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
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With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Sun, 04/19/09 – 22:44 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:58 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Persistent sprinkles interrupted the show almost from the 11 a.m. start,  pushing the finals to well past 8 p.m. But […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:57 | One Comment
Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
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#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly […]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race