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Racing News: Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor Form American F1 Team

FORMULA ONE: A new U.S.-based Formula One team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was unveiled Tuesday. Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor are the team principals.

DATE MOVES: With promoter Joe Mattioli III no longer involved at Nashville’s Music City Motorplex, the ARCA RE/MAX Series race scheduled there has been moved to Mansfield Motorsports Park, which had announced in December it would not open for the 2009 season. Mattioli worked an arrangement with Mansfield owner Mike Dzurilla to have the race at Mansfield on June 20.

NHRA: Antron Brown and Ron Capps Continue Dominating Form

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BROWN, CAPPS STEAL SHOW IN PHOENIX SUN AND FIRST TWO EVENTS OF 2009: To say that Top Fuel pilot Antron Brown and Funny Car driver Ron Capps are off to a strong start for the 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing season would be an understatement.

Racing News: Stock Car Driver Matt Hawkins Dies of Gunshot Wound

DIED: Up-and-coming stock-car driver Matt Hawkins died Friday night of a gunshot wound when his weapon accidentally discharged. The Canton, Georgia, sheriff’s department is investigating the incident that killed the 21-year-old winner in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and USAR Pro Cup Series.

THE RAIN MAN: Matt Kenseth was in the lead when the rain came prematurely—ending the 51st annual Daytona 500—and giving Kenseth the biggest victory of his career Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Racing News: Half of the Field Retires After Crashes at Daytona

DEMO DERBY: Crashing was the name of the game at Daytona International Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup and ARCA RE/MAX Series took the stage Saturday at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Fourteen of the 28 cars in the Budweiser Shootout Sprint Cup race were eliminated by crashes, with 21 of the 43 in the ARCA race retiring because of accidents while another dozen rode around the track nursing crash damage. Fabricators will be busy this week.

THE POLE: Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the Daytona 500 driving a Chevrolet to a lap of 188.001 mph.

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