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Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 [...]

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Force Still Powerful In Epping
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John Force thrilled New England fans and powered to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car on Friday at the Inaugural Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.
His pole-winning pass comes a week after Force ended a 31-race winless streak at Thunder Valley.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Buescher’s NNS Career Starts With A Road Trip
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – James Buescher will make his belated 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend with a clear conscience, and carrying a Texas-sized I-O-Y’all from his father-in-law.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and a past NNS winner, Buescher will wheel the No. 34 Wolfpack Energy Services [...]

Thu, 06/20/13 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Dempsey Heads To Le Mans In His New Car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Patrick Dempsey sounded kind of emotional last September as he talked about his team taking it’s last ride in a Mazda RX-8 GT. For good reason: His Dempsey Racing team had raced nothing but Mazda’s since forming five years before.
But any tears shed about having to move on for the [...]

Wed, 06/19/13 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Daytona  To Get Massive Facelift
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International Speedway Corporation today approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway.
The multi-year project will break ground on July 5, 2013, and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th Daytona 500.
“We are truly creating history with this unprecedented endeavor,” said ISC’s Chief [...]

Tue, 06/18/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
John Force Ends Drought In Thunder Valley
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Funny Car star John Force ended a 31-event winless drought by racing to victory Sunday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Force earned his fourth victory at Bristol Dragway [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan
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Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can count on it. In fact, it occurs with such regularly that it has become a eye-rolling cliche:  Every time the Sprint Cup series arrives at Michigan International Speedway, somebody in the media will ask Ford drivers in general and Roush Fenway Racing drivers specifically about the importance of [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Action Express Duo Wins At Mid-Ohio
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Joao Barbosa gave Action Express Racing its first Daytona Prototype (DP) victory of the season, passing Spirit of Daytona driver Richard Westbrook with 29 minutes remaining in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Co-driving the No. 5 Corvette DP with Christian Fittipaldi, Barbosa made slight contact while making [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee
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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second consecutive victory at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old Andretti Autosport driver passed race leader Takuma Sato with 52 laps and went on to win by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves.
Will Power, Castroneves’ Team Penske teammate, finished third for his first podium of the season.
E.J. Viso and James [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Pole Positions Set In Thunder Valley
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NHRA Pro Stock points leader Mike Edwards will go for his fifth consecutive victory at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers Sunday at Bristol Dragway from the No. 1 qualifying position.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Del Worsham (Funny Car) also earned No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 18:22 | Comments Off