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Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat racers treat fans to Night of Fire

...28th annual Augusta Southern Nationals Night of Fire on Friday ? a two-hour opportunity for fans to interact with drag boat racers."Just having a chance to meet drivers and see their equipment is why I've been coming to Night of Fire for more than 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-18/augusta-southern-nationals-dr
What is it?

...could easily be confused with the famous Ford GT40 racecar from the 1960s, the 2005-06 Ford GT was built as an homage to that racer and under the skin, bears little resemblance to it."Demanded by Henry Ford II himself, the original GT40 was built to compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-09-11/what-it
'Small-town boy' Kevin Ward Jr. praised during service

...enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.With Ward lying in an open casket decorated with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-14/small-town-boy-kevin-ward-jr-prai
Tony Stewart talks about tragedy

...drawing a cheer from the crowd gathered around his garage. He quickly got up to speed, turning laps of nearly 190 mph, a racer back in his element.Heartbroken but eager to heal, Stewart rejoined the race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship surrounded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-29/tony-stewart-talks-about-t
Anglers' license to lie isn't a popular concept anymore

...growing numbers of wild snakes in the eastern and midwestern U.S.At least eight species, varying from milk snakes to eastern racers, have been infected.Senior wildlife biologist John Jensen, a herpetologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-08-30/anglers-licens
Late racer Jason Leffler to be honored at Chili Bowl in entry driven by Kasey Kahne

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart are entering next month's Chili Bowl Nationals in honor of the late racer Jason Leffler.Kahne will drive a car entered in combination with Stewart, Leffler's girlfriend, Julianna Patterson, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-12-18/late-racer-jason-leffler-b
Safety still a concern at Watkins Glen International

...very antiquated racetrack and the safety is not at all up to NASCAR's standards."Melvin and his brother-in-law, road racer Jim Downing, developed the HANS device to keep drivers from suffering head and neck injuries. The device, along with SAFER...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-13/safety-still-concern-watki
Rants & Raves

...that we don't have the money to build a library. We're lucky to have a businessman in there who understands finance.ANY RACER WHO purposefully clips another to knowingly run him into the rail should be penalized. As to the number of times this particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-25/rants-raves
Overtime

...we're all praying for him," Gibbs said. "We all love Tony. I love what he did for us here. We all know he's a racer's racer, and he's big for our sport."He won Cup titles in 2002 and 2005 driving for Gibbs. SoccerArsenal salvages draw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-19/overtime
Rusty Wallace among seven inductees into Motorsports Hall of Fame

...Luyendyk, who began racing on the IndyCar circuit in 1985 and won the Indianapolis 500 in 1990 and '97, also was inducted.Drag racer and car owner Beadle had a heart attack in July. His son, Ryan, accepted the honor on his behalf.The remaining members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-06/rusty-wallace-among-seven-