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Archive for March 2011

Capps chasing milestone heading to Las Vegas

With three more round victories Ron Capps will become the 16th driver in NHRA history to record 400 in a career. The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series resumes this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Last-Lap Pass Gives Harvick Win at Fontana

California native, Kevin Harvick, led the most important lap of the day en route to Sunday's victory at Auto Club Speedway located in his home state.

Kyle Busch Keeps Streak Intact With Fontana Win

Kyle Busch drove it like he stole it over the final 13 Laps at Auto Club Speedway, because that’s exactly what happened in Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 Nationwide Series race. 

Break Out The Brooms- Busch Sweeps Bristol Weekend

One could sense that Kyle Busch had it in him for another Bristol sweep of the weekend's NASCAR events after a dominant performance on Saturday. After beating Carl Edwards off pit road under a late race caution the Nevada native pulled out the broom.

Racing Provides Respite, Remedy

Our world is in the midst of some very interesting times. Having the chance to catch a good race is a bit of a respite for many according to Cathy Elliott.

Kyle Busch Triumphs In NASCAR Nationwide Series Race At Bristol, Leads 10,000th Lap

Kyle Busch took the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr. moments after a restart on Lap 32 and held it the rest of the way, with the exception of one lap led by Kahne under caution and two led by Brad Keselowski, who won the series title last year.

Saldana Holds Off Meyers for World of Outlaws Win at Thunderbowl

The victory moved Saldana into a tie with Steve Kinser atop the World of Outlaws
Sprint Car Series championship standings. Kinser, who finished sixth, has led the
points since the first race of the year. 

“The Kid” Stays In The Picture: Gordon’s Not Going Anywhere

Jeff Gordon's strong start to 2011 is reminding fans and those in the media that is not going away anytime soon as a championship contender.

Worsham makes history with win at Gatornationals

Del Worsham was four-thousandths slower (.044 to .040) on the tree in his Al-Anabi dragster and eight-thousands quicker (3.858 to 3.866) on the track for a finish-line winning margin of an almost imperceptible .004. It was the first win in Top Fuel for Worsham after compiling 25 wins in a Funny Car career that dates to 1990. 

Kahne picks up Darlington NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory

Saturday marked Kahne’s second appearance in the Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota normally driven by team owner Kyle Busch, who was vacationing in Cancun.

Busch earns spot in NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock field

NASCAR champion, Kurt Busch, qualified his NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock machine into the field for this weekend's Gatornationals. The 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion nabbed the 12th quickest pass on the famed Gainsville, Florida track.

Hagan, Schumacher, Brogdon and Arana lead first-round Gatornationals qualifying

Matt Hagan, who has been to the final round at four of the last five races including his runner-up at the 2011 season-opening Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, secured the provisional No. 1 with a track-record 4.030-second pass at 309.84 mph in his DieHard Dodge Charger.

Kurt Busch heads to Gatornationals to compete in NHRA Pro Stock division

Kurt Busch will be competing against the world’s best Pro Stock drivers, including current points leader and recent Winternationals winner Jason Line, defending world champ Greg Anderson, and veteran racer Allen Johnson, who has been Busch’s mentor through testing and will provide engines for the new team.

Edwards drives to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in Las Vegas

The victory was an effective salve to the disappointment Edwards felt after finishing second in the Feb. 20 Daytona 500 and having his pole-winning car knocked into the fence early in last week’s race at Phoenix.

Wild Las Vegas finish nets Martin NASCAR Nationwide Series victory

Race leader Brad Keselowski cut a tire and hit the wall on the final lap of the Sam’s Town 300 allowing Mark Martin to cruise to the checkered flag, posting his 49th Nationwide victory.

Kinser Hits World of Outlaws Jackpot in Exciting Las Vegas Duel with Saldana

Steve Kinser is certainly in the mix for championship contention after a strong start to the 2011 season. His win in Las Vegas was his fourth of the year.

Joey Saldana Captures First World of Outlaws Win in ’11

Joey Saldana held off Jason Meyers and Danny Schatz for the victory in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The win netted Saldana a $10,000 payday for his efforts.

NHRA season opener a California thrill show for Lucas, Hight and Line

Morgan Lucas proved he belongs in the conversation with regards to NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Top Fuel title contenders with his win at Pomona while Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Jason Line also made their presence felt with victories.

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