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Two weeks after his rivals began the 2020 season without him, Steve Torrence will launch his bid for a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship Friday with the opening …

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Martinsville: Small Track, Big Tradition
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When it comes to NASCAR tradition, there’s no place like Martinsville Speedway, which is hosting NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series races this weekend.
Like Bristol …

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:29 | One Comment
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A reluctant spectator for three national events, Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly will make his debut in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series today at Houston Raceway Park.
Lack of sponsorship has kept Connolly …

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:26 | Comments Off on Connolly Eager for 2009 Pro Stock Debut
Covering Motorsports Now
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You can add the way which you are viewed by daily newspapers to the list of indignities you are suffering these days, race fans. Because the fact is, you are being treated by those media outlets as unimportant at best and objects of ridicule at worst.

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:01 | 25 Comments
Vickers Netting Love from Fans
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By Rick Minter  | Senior Writer
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Near the end of this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest race of the year, Brian Vickers had an on-track run-in with the sport’s biggest star, Dale Earnhardt Jr., an encounter …

Wed, 03/25/09 – 21:35 | Comments Off on Vickers Netting Love from Fans
Passion Trumps Profit in Truck Series
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In the Sprint Cup Series, the motives of some maverick owners often are called into question. Are they there trying to build a race team or simply cashing in by …

Wed, 03/25/09 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Passion Trumps Profit in Truck Series
Track Talk: Martinsville
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This week’s Sprint Cup race is at Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile paper-clip shaped track which is unique in all of NASCAR.
What do the drivers think of it?
This:
“It’s a blast. If you’re …

Tue, 03/24/09 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Track Talk: Martinsville
Tasca On the Way Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The names of drivers in the NHRA’s glamour division, Funny Car, are well known. They include high-profilers like John Force, Ron Capps, Ashley Force. 
Then, or make that now, there is …

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off on Tasca On the Way Up
Good Day at the Barber
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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing completed its pre-season test program Monday at the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park and declared itself ready to focus on earning back-to-back wins in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete IndyCar Series season-opener …

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:45 | One Comment
Spring Break
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For Nationwide Series competitors, March has been similar to spring break. This weekend will be the third open week for the series this year, and all three have come during March. 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway and …

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Spring Break
Earnhardt Family Reunion
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Kerry and Jeffrey Earnhardt have joined Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Kerry will debut with the organization April 4 at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 31 Chevrolet. His son Jeffrey, 19, …

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:35 | One Comment