Langdon Captures Gateway
Sun, 25/09/16 – 18:30 | No Comment
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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
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Harvick Uses Late Pass To Win New Hampshire
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Kevin Harvick will advance to the round of 12 in the Sprint Cup's Chase playoffs after winning in New Hampshire on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

Kevin Harvick will advance to the round of 12 in the Sprint Cup’s Chase playoffs after winning in New Hampshire on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

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Kevin Harvick, who found himself off the lead lap for a big chunk of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, passed Matt Kenseth for the lead after a restart with six laps to go and went on to get the victory.

sprint-logo-08The victory moves Harvick, who led just eight laps, and his Stewart-Haas Racing team into the second round of the Chase playoffs.

“Man, that worked out really good,” Harvick said in Victory Lane. “My car was pretty good on restarts. Once we got clean air there at the end, I knew I would be really good out front.”

Kenseth, who led 105 of 300 laps, finished second in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota while teammate Kyle Busch was third.

“The last restart was my fault,” Kenseth said. “I let Kevin lay back of me when we should have been side by side. I should have known better. He anticipated it just right and laid back and plus, I spun my tires so I got beat through (turns) 1 and 2 and it was over.”

Harvick joins Martin Truex Jr., who won the Chase opener last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, as having secured second-round berths.

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Sun, 09/25/16 – 16:19 | No Comment
Harvick Uses Late Pass To Win New Hampshire
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Kevin Harvick, who found himself off the lead lap for a big chunk of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, passed Matt Kenseth for the lead after a restart with six laps to go and went on to get the victory.
The victory moves Harvick, who led just eight laps, and his […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 16:19 | No Comment
Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
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Elliott Sadler sprinted to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Sadler’s of the season, 13th of his career in the series and earned him an automatic berth in the second round of the Chase.
“It feels unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve had a really hard week on not much […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 8:17 | No Comment
Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel
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Richie Crampton powered to pole position in Top Fuel Saturday as qualifications wrapped up at the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., outside St. Louis.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories […]

Sun, 09/25/16 – 8:02 | No Comment
Byron Scores Historic Win In Loudon
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William Byron lead 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won the first ever Chase race in the Camping World Truck Series.
Christopher Bell, Byron’s teammate at Kyle Busch Motorsports, closed from 1.325 seconds behind with five laps left to .430 seconds behind on the next-to-last lap but ran out of time […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 17:42 | No Comment
Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – NASCAR doesn’t award any points for winning poles and, as pleased as Carl Edwards is to have won his third pole in his last four tries at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that is far from satisfying.
“Sometimes, it’s tough,’’ Edwards said as he prepared to lead the field […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 17:29 | No Comment
Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A one-day test delivered immediate dividends for Robert Hight Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park, where the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world champion earned the provisional pole for the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Hight, of John Force Racing, pushed his Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS to a 1,000-foot pass […]

Sat, 09/24/16 – 7:55 | No Comment
Edwards On Pole In New Hampshire
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won the pole for the race – which is the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs – with a lap at 28.119 seconds around the NHMS mile.
The pole was the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 17:52 | No Comment
NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Many of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stars live in and around Charlotte, N.C., and, even though they are in New Hampshire this weekend for Sunday’sBad Boy Off Road 300, it’s hard not to think about what is happening back home.
A curfew has been imposed in Charlotte in the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 14:14 | No Comment
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 7:16 | No Comment
Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Fuel winner Antron Brown and Funny Car victor John Force gave each other a congratulatory hug in the media center at zMAX Dragway shortly after receiving their Wallys at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Both have won championships in their respective classes, but each time they add to their victory total they exhibit […]

Mon, 09/19/16 – 10:44 | No Comment