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  • Sparks don’t fly at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was a tangible sense of electricity surrounding the first event of Speedweeks, a race everyone expected to be so rough-and-tumble that NASCAR’s relaxed rules toward …


  • Velocity vet

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Go Daddy could represent more than Mark Martin’s sponsor. It also could be his rallying cry. Martin got off to a fast start Saturday in his …


  • Kyle Petty: Danica will be under pressure

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most of NASCAR is throwing out the welcome mat for Danica Patrick. Former driver-turned-TV analyst Kyle Petty is a bit more cautious about what her arrival means …


  • Johnson wins fourth straight NASCAR title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson was chasing much more than a championship. He was also chasing NASCAR history.


  • Johnson on verge of fourth title

    When a fluke accident cost Jimmie Johnson a huge chunk of his points lead, he knew there was no more room for error in his bid to win a NASCAR-record …


  • Field gains on Johnson

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson’s drive to history took a hard hit against a wall and Kyle Busch ran out of gas trying to complete an unprecedented NASCAR trifecta. …


  • McMurray wins first race since ’07

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway, where a ban on bump-drafting sanitized what’s usually one of the most spectacular races of the …


  • Johnson in Chase driver’s seat

    Jimmie Johnson is back in control of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship. The three-time defending Sprint Cup champion easily pulled away from Jeff Gordon following a restart with three laps …


  • Sprint car champ Popple closes season in Hermiston

    Newly crowned Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association champion Justin Popple relishes one more chance to run his sprinter and close out the season on a stronger note than when it …


  • Rubber match goes to Stewart

    Tony Stewart didn’t have time for a debate. He had one last chance to grab the win at Kansas Speedway, and it came down to one critical decision. Two tires, …


  • Zimmer caps busy season in Yakima

    Andrew Zimmer’s last year has been spent balancing the needs of a high school senior, preparing for his freshman year of college and switching between karting and late model commitments. …


  • Opener should drive up interest in the Chase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race. The contenders went all-out …


  • Martin’s surprise move wins first race of Chase

    When young drivers aren’t sure how to approach an on-track situation, they often ask themselves, “What would Mark Martin do?” With a championship on the line, Martin fooled the competition …


  • Jefferson relishes diversion

    Driving for family friend and car owner Dean Boever, Naches, Wash., native Jason Jefferson never envisioned that he and the team would be sitting atop the late model standings at …


  • Kahne gives his Chase chances a boost

    HAMPTON, Ga. – Kasey Kahne gave himself a huge boost in the Chase for the Championship with a victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne, of Enumclaw, Wash., leaped …


  • Season begins to wind down at area racetracks

    Temperatures may still be in the 90s this weekend, but fall is on the horizon as series and racetracks see their 2009 schedules winding down. Sunset Speedway, located in Airway …


  • Doug Pace: Friends, cohorts remember Braton

    Doyle Braton would be proud of the work his cohorts in the Northwest Modified Association have accomplished in 2009. With Richard Mucciaccio at the helm, car counts are up and …


  • Hamlin wins one for grandmother

    LONG POND, Pa. — Denny Hamlin had few bigger fans than his grandmother. She wore her No. 11 socks, held her No. 11 stuffed bear, and watched every race on …


  • Busch angry at Johnson over contact on track

    JOLIET, Ill. – Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson traded paint. It might be awhile until they exchange pleasantries. Busch was fuming with Johnson after two of NASCAR’s top stars got …


  • Franchitti wins Toronto race

    Dario Franchitti won the Honda Indy on the street course in Toronto on Sunday, easily holding off Penske drivers Ryan Briscoe and Will Power on a late restart for his …


  • Busch down in dumps

    Kyle Busch hasn’t mellowed following his last-lap accident at Daytona that sent him into the wall, and then the infield care center – even as points leader Tony Stewart says …


  • Logano’s win one for the ages

    LOUDON, N.H. – Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The …


  • Doug Pace: Bissett boys become stuff of Legends

    For the Bissett brothers, Joe and Jake, racing is all they have known from an early age. From go-karts to their current success in Legend Cars, national championships have always …


  • NASCAR goes after expert witness in Mayfield case

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An expert witness for suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield does not have the medical degrees or certifications he listed in his qualifications, NASCAR alleged Tuesday. In a motion …


  • NHRA racing series returns to Spokane

    Over the past three days world-class auto racing arrived in the Inland Empire in the form of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which wrapped up its final round …


  • Martin coasts to win in Michigan

    BROOKLYN, Mich. – The most surprised person to find Mark Martin in Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway was the driver himself. The 50-year-old NASCAR star has run well but …


  • Spokane-area tracks feature weekend of special attractions

    The beauty of having two diverse auto racing venues in the Inland Empire – Stateline Speedway and Spokane County Raceway – will be evident this weekend as the region’s elite …


  • Fuel gamble pays off for Stewart with win at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. – All Tony Stewart could do the final laps at Pocono Raceway was use every trick available to stretch out his fuel and creep toward the finish …


  • Manfred will take on best of his class in Chicago NHRA event

    Tom Manfred is on vacation this weekend, yet it’s not your typical vacation of boating or camping in the great outdoors or traveling overseas. Manfred and his wife, Valerie, are …


  • NASCAR to try double-file restarts

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a midseason attempt to add some excitement to Cup racing, NASCAR has moved to double-file restarts beginning with this weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway. “We’ve …

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