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Track workers work to repair the catch fence at Pocono as a medical evacuation helicopter transports injured driver Robert Wickens to a hospital in 2018. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Last week there was an outpouring of grief when two drivers died in high-profile racing crashes. This week, there’s been […]

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Force Hood’s Second Funny Car Win Erases All Doubts
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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
Earl Pearson Jr. Claims Pay Day in Circle K Colossal 100

CONCORD, N.C. – Earl Pearson Jr. took control of the lead on Lap 9 and never let go as he stormed to Victory Lane in the Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The two-day event was condensed into a one-day show and run on Sunday due to inclement weather […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Earl Pearson Jr. Claims Pay Day in Circle K Colossal 100
Johnson Wins Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson bumped his way to the lead past Denny Hamlin with 16 laps to go in Sunday’s Goody’s Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and then held on to get his first victory of the season.
Hamlin finished second and Tony Stewart was third.
Hamlin had dominated the second half of the […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville
Goody’s Can Be A Pain For Drivers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway may not seem like a physically demanding race, given the relative shortness of the half-mile oval, but there well could be several drivers seeking some of the title sponsor’s products after 500 laps.
 “It’s a […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 16:50 | One Comment

Chad Kemenah put his name in the history books on Saturday night, as he led all 30 laps en route to winning the final World of Outlaws event at the legendary Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix. 
The victory for the 2006 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, also marked the first World of Outlaws win for his […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off on Kemenah Top Outlaw In Phoenix
Flag to Flag with Nick Bromberg

Watching the Goody’s 500 today? Do you simply have to talk about it with someone? Join’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Martinsville Cup race.
Nick Bromberg has written for The Kansas City Star and The Big Lead, as well as the Columbia Missourian. Nick graduated from the University of Missouri’s […]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 9:00 | 66 Comments
Busch Brothers’ Act Is Boffo
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Martinsville, Va. – Kyle Busch was mature, friendly, engaging and cooperative Friday morning as he made his weekly appearance in front of the NASCAR media.
His performance behind the microphone wasn’t surprising, even given his past behavior in similar situations. In fact, Kevin Harvick, once one of the more vocal critics […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 20:15 | One Comment
Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
BAYTOWN, Texas – Antron Brown led a clean sweep of new No. 1 qualifiers  Saturday at Houston Raceway Park, where cooler temperatures and a dry racetrack reset the professional fields for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals.
Brown drove his Matco Tools Dragster to a 3.819-second run at 316.75 mph […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP
Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Postponed

 The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The race will be run Monday at 12 p.m. (eastern)  and will air on SPEED, MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio. Tickets for the race will be honored Monday. The gates will open at 9 a.m (eastern).

Sat, 03/28/09 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Postponed
Marco Andretti Eyes Two Prizes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Win the Indianapolis 500. Win the IndyCar Series championship.
That formula worked for Dario Franchitti in 2007 and Scott Dixon in 2008, and Marco Andretti has been taking notes. Asked to outline his goals for the 2009 season, the third generation open-wheel star said he basically wants it all _ beginning […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 12:45 | One Comment