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CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at […]

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NHRA Cars To Warm Up Cold Florida
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Unseasonably cold weather in Florida has prompted the Professional Racers Owners Organization (PRO) and Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) officials to move up the schedule for this weekend’s fourth annual PRO Winter Warm-Up.
Two Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel sessions now will be contested at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday and Saturday. […]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:21 | Comments Off on NHRA Cars To Warm Up Cold Florida
NASCAR Owner Haas Exploring Formula 1 Run
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas is exploring the possibility of fielding an American-based team in Formula One, reportedly beginning in 2015.
Haas is co-owner with three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing. According to various reports, Haas’ interest in F1 is the result of an announcement in December […]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:14 | One Comment
WOODY: Requiem For A Nice Guy Named Benny
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Seven years ago this week NASCAR – and the world – lost one of its resident Nice Guys.
Benny Parsons died from lung cancer. I was around Benny a lot back in the old days and never saw him smoking. He used to gnaw on a stogie now and then, […]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
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The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during […]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off on First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Teen-age racer Dylan Fetcho hopes Scott Borchetta can do for his racing career what he’s done for Taylor Swift’s singing career.
Borchetta, founder and owner of Big Machine Records, discovered Swift several years ago when she was 14, and helped turn her into one of country music’s […]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 13:11 | Comments Off on Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
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By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – […]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 12:31 | One Comment
Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl
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Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell to score his first preliminary victory during Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night, highlighting Day 2 of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The second first-time winner on the quarter-mile clay surface at Tulsa Expo Center in as many nights, […]

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Beason Pays Tribute To Former Teammate At Chili Bowl
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Almost two years to the day, Oklahoman Jonathan Beason paid tribute to friend and former teammate Donnie Ray Crawford by notching his first Chili Bowl preliminary win during Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifier at Tulsa Expo Center.
Beason dedicated his win on the opening night of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General […]

Wed, 01/15/14 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Beason Pays Tribute To Former Teammate At Chili Bowl
Chili Bowl Going Live
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Grassroots racing’s “Super Bowl” is headed for live, primetime TV.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will mark its inaugural live broadcast on MAVTV American Real for its championship round on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and scheduled for three hours, the national broadcast will be the […]

Sun, 01/12/14 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Chili Bowl Going Live
Dillon Tops Speed Charts At Thunder
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Day Two brought dryer weather to Daytona International Speedway and that allowed the Sprint Cup cars to take to the track for the first time in Preseason Thunder testing.
Much of Friday’s test, which concluded at 9 p.m., featured single-car runs.
Fastest of the test was Richard Childress Racing rookie Austin Dillon, who posted a top speed […]

Sat, 01/11/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Dillon Tops Speed Charts At Thunder