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

Racing News: Dallara Named IndyCar Chassis Supplier Beginning 2012

Dallara has been selected by the IZOD IndyCar Series to serve as the chassis supplier for the series beginning in 2012; World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series veteran Steve Kinser won his seventh Kings Royal sprint-car
classic and its $50,000 payday; Daniel Hemric bagged $250,000 for winning the inaugural Legends Million
held Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina; and more.

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

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

Racing News: Mark Webber Takes Third Win of F1 Season at British Grand Prix

Racing News: Mark Niver, 60, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died during a top-end accident during the semifinal round of eliminations for the Top Alcohol Dragster class during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington; NASCAR and most of the sport's top teams have come together to form the NASCAR Teams Licensing Trust; Audie Swartz, a pioneer racer who finished second in the first Knoxville Nationals in 1961, died on June 30; Adam Parr was promoted from his role as CEO of the Williams F-1 team to chairman; and more.

Racing News: Will Power Ends "Penske Curse" at Watkins Glen

Racing news: The NASCAR Hall of Fame has revealed the 25 nominees for the 2011 class, of which 20 are repeats from 2010; Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines has worked out an agreement to supply engines to the No. 99 Gainsco Daytona Prototype Grand Am Rolex Series team; Will Power put an end to the “Penske Curse” at Watkins Glen (New York) International Sunday, giving car owner Roger Penske his first IZOD IndyCar Series triumph at the historic facility; and more.

Racing News: Next-Gen NASCAR Cars Debut Friday in Daytona

NATIONWIDE DEBUT: The next generation NASCAR Nationwide Series
cars will make their debut this Friday during the Subway Jalapeno 250
at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

KING OF SPRINT WEEK: Tim Shaffer may have won three events
during the 28th annual O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio
Sprint Speedweek, but 18-year-old David Gravel walked away with the
overall crown Sunday at Fremont Speedway.

TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN: Nobuhiro Tajima claimed the overall and
unlimited class titles for the fifth-straight year during the 88th
annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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