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NHRA: Drivers Gear Up for 7 Races in 8 Weeks

With the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series entering into a seven races in eight weeks stretch in the 2010 schedule, the competition is heating up, and so are the storylines—proof enough that this week’s United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway will be filled with plenty of excitement and action in all four categories of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Racing News: United States Grand Prix to Return in 2012 to Austin, Texas

Dario Franchitti wins his second Indianapolis 500; Formula One officials announced a 10-year agreement last week that will see the return of the United States Grand Prix in 2012; Kurt Busch becomes the seventh driver to win the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same year; and more racing news.

Racing News: NASCAR Hall of Fame Welcomes its First Class of Inductees

PENSKE POWER: It was a good day Saturday for Roger Penske. Helio Castroneves earned Penske’s 16th pole as an owner for the Indianapolis 500 early in the day and Kurt Busch captured Penske’s second NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race that night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NHRA: Robert Hight Takes Third-Consecutive Win of the Season

Robert Hight earns third-consecutive win of the season and Tony Schumacher takes the 100th drag racing win for the U.S. Army team; tickets for the highly anticipated NHRA Unleashed event in Indianapolis will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 29; upcoming race dates and locations; and more news from the NHRA.

NHRA: Larry Dixon Snatches 52nd Career Win, Fourth of the Season

Larry Dixon powered his Al-Anabi Racing dragster past the likes of Steve Torrence, T.J. Zizzo, Tony Schumacher and Brandon Bernstein to pick up his 52nd career win in the Top Fuel category and fourth win of the season at the 30th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Racing News: 1985 Indy 500 Winner Danny Sullivan Enters Mazda MX-5 Cup

Jimmie Johnson gets busted for pit row speeding, Kyle Busch wins Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway; Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman O. Bruton Smith said last week that he would like to offer a $20 million bonus to any driver who can win the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500 on the same day; and more racing news.

Racing News: Ana Beatriz Becomes Fifth Female Driver to File Entry for Indy 500

Ana Beatriz to start her first Indianapolis 500 this season in a fourth Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry; Denny Hamlin completes weekend sweep of the NASCAR events at Darlington Raceway; the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, North Carolina) officially opened its doors Tuesday (May 11); and more news from the world of racing.

NHRA: Brandon Bernstein, Jack Beckman Seek Valuable Championship Points in Georgia

Brandon Bernstein, Jack Beckman and Tim Wilkerson look to grab precious championship points in Georgia; NHRA unleashed enters into agreement with Outlaw Racing Street Car Association; upcoming dates for NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

NHRA: Warren Johnson Snaps 98-Race Winless Streak

News from the NHRA: Warren Johnson earns 97th career win and third at Gateway International Raceway; Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Phillips holds off former world champs Matt Smith and Eddie Krawiec en-route to his first win of the season, fourth of his career; and NHRA names Fox Sports Net as the television home for NHRA Unleashed.

Racing News: United States Grand Prix in the Works?

Reports of Formula One working on a United States Grand Prix continue to circulate; Former Indy 500 winning car owner Barry Green has agreed to work as race strategist for Paul Tracy and the KV Racing Technology team; Popular Irish road racer Adam Carroll will drive some races for Andretti Autosport in the IZOD IndyCar Series later this season; and more racing news.
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