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Racing News: Lotus F-1 Team Ends Cosworth Contract, Chooses Renault for Next Season

NHRA Pro Stock competitor Allen Johnson was disqualified from competition at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, last weekend after registering a .027 reading on an alcohol breathalyzer test prior to the start of Saturday’s events.

Racing News: Formula One Adds Indian Grand Prix to 2011 Calendar

SCHEDULE SET: A new track located in New Delhi, India, will join the Formula One World Championship schedule next season, bringing the total number of grands prix during the 2011 season to 20. The inaugural Grand Prix of India is scheduled for October 30, 2011.

Racing News: American Le Mans Joins IndyCar for Baltimore Grand Prix in 2011

BALTIMORE WELCOMES YOU: The American Le Mans Series will join the IZOD IndyCar Series on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, for the first running of the Baltimore Grand Prix next year during Labor Day weekend.

THE BIG GO: Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Greg Stanfield (Pro Stock) and L.E. Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were victorious during the 56th running of the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Indiana, Monday.

Racing News: Paul Tracy Returns to IndyCar for Kentucky and Japan Races

WRAPPED UP: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched their second-straight Grand Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype championship Saturday with their Grand Am single-season record eighth victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

GRANTED: Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway has received a $1.5 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission, which the track will match, making the total grant $3 million. The money will be used to improve track infrastructure. The International Speedway Corp., the track’s parent company, also pledged to do everything possible to keep two races at the track for the next five years.

STICKING AROUND: Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Regan Smith has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Furniture Row Racing through the 2012 season.

Racing News: Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History With Three-Win Weekend

Racing news: Kyle Busch becomes first NASCAR driver to win in all three national touring divisions at one track during the same weekend at Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway; Wal-Mart possibly in negotiations to sponsor four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon next season; officials from Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, signed Royal Purple to a multi-year title sponsorship agreement, resulting in a new name—Royal Purple Raceway—beginning in 2011; and more.

NHRA: Dixon Carries 30-Point Lead Into First of Six Countdown to the Championship Races

With the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series regular season a distant memory, drivers prepare themselves for the biggest race of the season: the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil and the beginning of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs. In one week, drivers and fans will descend on historic O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis for the 56th running of the event and the first of six races in the Countdown to the Championship playoff round.

NHRA: Funny Car Leader Force Goes for 12th Win at Brainerd in Last Regular Season Race

As the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series prepares for its final stop of the regular season this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, many drivers are hoping to pick up last-minute points before the start of the Countdown to 1 playoffs.

Racing News: NASCAR Drops Second Southern California Race on 2011 Schedule

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is slowly coming together. What is known so far is that Atlanta Motor Speedway has lost one of its races in favor of a race at Kentucky Speedway, Kansas Speedway has gained a second race and Auto Club Speedway in California will host only one race.

Racing News: With Possible Sale Looming, Gateway International Waives 2011 NASCAR Dates

Dover Motorsports, owner of Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., has told NASCAR it will not ask for events to be sanctioned at the track in 2011 and that it is seeking a buyer for the 1.25-mile facility.

NHRA: Dixon Holds Off Schumacher in Sonoma, Remains Top Fuel Points Leader

CAPPS GETS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON; DIXON GRABS EIGHTH AT SECOND STOP ON WESTERN SWING IN SONOMA: Ron Capps showed that it was only a matter of time before he and newly added crew chief John Medlen would click when he held off the Funny Car field to earn his first win of the season Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Capps drove his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger past teammate Jack Beckman in the final round to get his first win of the season in just his third race being paired with newly appointed crew chief John Medlen.
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