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Racing News: IndyCar Makes Possible Return to New Hampshire in 2011

Racing news: The IZOD IndyCar Series is expected to formally announce later this
week that it will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to race in
2011 for the first time since the 1998 season when Tony Stewart was the
winner at the one-mile oval; Former Funny Car racer Ed “Ace” McCulloch, who has tuned the Flopper
steered by Ron Capps for many years, will be replaced by former John
Force Racing crew chief John Medlen, beginning this weekend in Norwalk,
Ohio. Medlen joined the Don Schumacher Racing team several months ago.
McCulloch will remain with the team in another capacity; and more.

NHRA: Larry Dixon Ties Joe Amato for Most SuperNationals Wins in Top Fuel

NHRA news: Larry Dixon collects his sixth Top Fuel win of the season and Bob Tasca earns his first win of the season in Funny Car at the 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals
at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park; NHRA signs Lucas Oil as the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Unleashed events that will take place across the country; and upcoming events announced by the NHRA.

Racing News: NASCAR to Change Front Bumper Shape on Sprint Cup Cars for 2011

Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Neal Parker was killed Friday during a high-speed accident at the NHRA
SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New
Jersey; American Le Mans Series-sanctioned Petit
Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring will be part of the Automobile Club de
l’Ouest Intercontinental Le Mans Cup next year; Audi sweeps the top three positions during the
annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race; and NASCAR has mandates a change to the front of the
NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for the 2011 season.

Racing News: New IndyCar Engine Formula Allows 2.4L Turbo Sixes in 2012

New engine formula that allows for turbocharged engines at a maximum of six cylinders and a maximum displacement of 2.4 cu. l. may open the door for more manufacturers in the IZOD IndyCar Series; Levi Jones wins three of the four USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series events during “Eastern Storm” tour; Formula One World Championship leader Mark Webber signs a one-year contract extension to remain with the Red Bull Racing team; and more racing news.

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.

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