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Murto: NHRA has lots of horsepower

When most fans are asked what first attracted them to racing, the answer is usually, "Speed." Speed comes from horsepower, and nothing celebrates pure horsepower more than NHRA drag racing. comments

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Murto: Unions, NASCAR don't mix

The Race Team Alliance (RTA) is the biggest news in NASCAR in years; hopefully in the future it won't be seen as the beginning of the end. comments

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Murto: Almirola collects first win

Aric Almirola finally got a win in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. comments

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Murto: True 'outlaws' race on cycles

The term "outlaw" is used a lot in racing. comments

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Murto: Making it big

It seems the "youth movement" is everywhere in racing, and nearly every local track or regional series has a "development driver" or two among the competitors. comments

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Murto: Schumacher report is misleading

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been a subject of concern in the motorsports world since he suffered major head injuries in a skiing accident in December. comments

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Murto: Mercedes F1 team suddenly beatable

The Mercedes Formula One Team appeared unbeatable in 2014, winning the first six races with one-two finishes in five. But the Canadian Grand Prix proved that there is a chink in Mercedes' armor. comments

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Murto: NASCAR needs to back off changes

Jimmie Johnson became the first person since Dale Earnhardt Sr. to win the 600-mile race at Charlotte and follow it up with a win at Dover, but there were only about 60,000 people in the stands watching. comments

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Murto: Racing's biggest weekend delivers

Memorial Day has come and gone, and it feels like racing's biggest weekend of the year is over too soon. comments

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Murto: Kurt Busch is one to watch

The biggest weekend in motorsports is upon us, and it is always full of stories and sidebars worth reporting. comments

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Murto: Gordon, Patrick shine in Kansas

Jeff Gordon and Danica Patrick were the big stories following the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race last weekend at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. comments

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Murto: Local racing is in season

If you're a race fan and you're hunting excitement now that the weather is nice, local racing is in season. comments

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Murto: Driver fights part of racing

The NASCAR Cup race at Richmond was another competitive event in what is turning out to be an exciting season of racing, but the video that got the most post-race views involved the fight between Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears. comments

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Murto: Andretti still savors Indy wins

There is no disputing the fact that Mario Andretti won the 1969 Indy 500. comments

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Murto: Racing variety at Summit Point

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) opened its season of racing at Summit Point (W.Va.) Motorsports Park last weekend. comments

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Murto: Andretti is national treasure

Mario Andretti is a national treasure, and anytime you're lucky enough to speak with the most famous race driver in the world you walk away with true gold. comments

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Murto: Busch back in victory lane

It appears that Kurt Busch's comeback is complete now that he broke his 83-race winless streak and grabbed the victory at Martinsville. comments

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Murto: How young is too young?

Ever since Jeff Gordon appeared on the racing scene in the early 1990s, the race has been on to get young drivers behind the wheel at a young age. comments

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Murto: Mercedes wins F-1 opener

Mercedes came out on top in the Formula One season-opener as Nico Rosberg dominated the Australian Grand Prix. comments

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Murto: NASCAR continues to battle for ratings

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having the best start of a racing season he's had in his entire career; will it be enough to save NASCAR? comments

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Murto: Danica seeks better luck

Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is not having the 2014 her fans hoped she would have. comments

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Murto: Daytona shines through rain

Even a long rain delay doesn't take away from the shine of the 2014 Daytona 500. comments

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Murto: Famous number returns to NASCAR

NASCAR couldn't have scripted it better; the number made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt returns to competition and sits on the pole for the Daytona 500. comments

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Murto: Local tracks gear up for season

Racing season is here, and nobody looks forward to getting started more than the local dirt tracks. comments

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Murto: New chase is worse than feared

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the rumored changes to the NASCAR Chase; as it turns out, the truth is worse than the rumor. comments

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Murto: Rolex 24 a nice debut for series

The 2014 running of the Rolex 24 endurance sports car race at Daytona proved to be a nice debut for the new TUDOR ports Car Challenge Series. comments

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Murto: NASCAR changes will annoy fans

NASCAR is considering changes to the Sprint Cup Chase format that will make the sport unrecognizable and turn the championship into a single-day crapshoot. comments

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Murto: Leave racing to drivers

Race drivers should be allowed to drive their cars without interference from officials watching on TV monitors or sitting in a comfortable control tower. comments

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Murto: Elliott lands with NAPA

It was announced this week that driver Chase Elliott will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports starting in 2014, and do so with NAPA Auto Parts as his full-season primary sponsor. comments

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Murto: K&N Pro Series returns to Richmond

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is one of the sanctions steps toward the big time, and it's been announced that the development series will return to Richmond International Raceway for the third consecutive year in 2014. comments

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