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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s participation in Day 2 of a three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway ended abruptly Tuesday in the Turn 1 wall, which will require a fresh coat of white paint before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 3.
“I have mixed feelings, I guess, on testing,” [...]

Wed, 10/23/13 – 7:07 | Comments Off
IndyCar Champion Dixon Says He’s Ready To Represent
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Unaccustomed as he is to public speaking, Scott Dixon says he is ready to represent the IndyCar Series as its reigning and three-time driver’s champion.
“Absolutely. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy doing that stuff,” said Dixon, who clinched the 2013 title with a fifth-place finish in the season-ending MAVTV 500 [...]

Mon, 10/21/13 – 12:05 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Patrick Needs to Mash The Gas
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – As an unofficial and unauthorized biographer of Danica Patrick, which leaves me well informed on the subject, I must admit to being disappointed in her rookie season in the Sprint Cup. Always one to index herself up to speed and avoid crashing, I wonder if Patrick will [...]

Mon, 10/21/13 – 7:40 | 5 Comments
Talladega Finish Left Some Folks Hungry
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After a long, strenuous hike through the Colorado mountains, Rob had developed a powerful hunger. He ordered a deluxe burger and a large bag of potato chips. The burger showed up at the table looking anything but deluxe.
Rob opened the bulging bag of chips. A big puff of packing gas [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 19:18 | 2 Comments
McMurray Ends Skid By Winning At Talladega
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Jamie McMurray took the lead with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s relatively quiet Camping World RV Sales 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came under yellow and was the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver’s first win since 2010. It was his second win at Talladega and seventh of [...]

Sun, 10/20/13 – 16:17 | 2 Comments
Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
When he clinched his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship within 10 years Saturday night, Scott Dixon joined a short list of domestic open-wheel drivers who clearly can be defined as “elite.”
At Target Chip Ganassi Racing, however, the adjective used to describe a driver like Dixon is “hardcore” – as in [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
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Rebellion Racing took advantage of an early race mechanical failure on the part of Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to win the 2013 Petit Le Mans season-ender Saturday night at Road Atlanta.
The Rebellion Toyota Lola – driven by the trio of Nick Heidfeld, Neel Jani and Nico Prost – won after taking three and a half [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Sauter Survives To Win Talladega Truck Race
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Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Behind Sauter—chaos. Coming to the checkered flag with a huge run through the tri-oval, Jeb Burton spun off the bumper of Miguel Paludo and flashed up the track into the Toyota of Kyle Busch, who was [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Notes: Andretti Switching To Honda Power
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Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that it will switch from Chevrolet to Honda engines in next season’s IndyCar Series.
“We look forward to working with Honda again; for us, it’s like being back home. I have no doubt that together we will see great success,” said Michael Andretti, the team’s chairman, president and CEO.
The Indianapolis-based team has [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Almirola On Pole At Talladega
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A rainout of Saturday’s qualifying session put Richard Petty Racing’s Aric Almirola on the pole for the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and left the title contenders scattered throughout the starting grid.
Jeff Burton will start second on the outside of the front row at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, with Almirola’s teammate, [...]

Sat, 10/19/13 – 13:54 | Comments Off