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No Sophomore Slump For Matt Hagan

HAPPY HAGAN: Matt Hagan celebrates his first NHRA Funny Car win in April at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas. (Sportswire.net Photo)

When the engine on Matt Hagan’s Funny Car grenaded into a 300-mile-per-hour fireball near the finish line on the first pass of the third session of Funny Car qualifying for March’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte, N.C., the second-year driver was so stunned by the concussion that he thought he had lost several fingers.

BAKER: Setting Some Goals For 2011

Sheena Baker

With New Year’s just days away, everyone is probably thinking of resolutions and setting goals for 2011, but what about goals for the upcoming motorsports season?

BAKER: A Wish List For Santa

Sheena Baker

If Santa could grant some motorsports-related Christmas wishes, what would I ask for? Here’s what I came up with.

Starting Over Fine With Almirola

Aric Almirola (HHP/Christa L. Thomas Photo)

At 26, Aric Almirola has experienced the ups and downs of the NASCAR world firsthand. The highs have included driving for some of the best teams the sport has to offer, while the lows have seen the Tampa, Fla., native unemployed, on the sidelines, waiting in the wings for the next opportunity.

Richards Claims Second Crown

Josh Richards became the first driver to win consecutive World of Outlaws Late Model Series titles Saturday night during the fourth annual Lowes Foods World Finals. (Justin Leedy Photo)

Owens Takes WoOLMS Finale As Richards Makes History

Koretsky’s Nitro Circus

Greg Stanfield in his Nitro Fish-backed Pro Stock. (Rhonda McCole Photo)

Passion For Drag Racing Has ‘Captain Chaos’ Lending Helping Hand To Fellow Competitors

Hornaday Finally Gets One At Martinsville

FINALLY: Ron Hornaday, Jr. celebrates his win in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (HHP/Christa L. Thomas Photo)

Hornaday Edges Busch On Late-Race Restart For Kroger 200 Win

BAKER: Myers Keeps Family’s Legacy Rolling

Sheena Baker

After finishing 17th in March’s season-opening Atlanta 150, Burt Myers thought any chance he had of securing his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour title was out the window.

New Legends Modified Dirt Car Unveiled

HERE IT IS: Ray Evernham (left) and Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith unveil the U.S. Legends Modified Dirt Car Thursday. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo)

Evernham-designed machine a dirt-track cousin of grassroots Legends car program

Victory Lands Title For Myers

Burt Myers leads the way en route to winning Thursday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Burt Myers led all but one lap in winning the UNOH Southern Slam 150 Thursday night and, in the process, leapfrogged three title contenders to claim the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.

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