Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields
Mon, 14/10/19 – 16:54 | No Comment
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Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

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Blaney Wins Door-Banger At Talladega
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Ryan Blaney’s first win of the season was a big one and an exciting one. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Columbus Day, Ryan Blaney discovered how to win a stock car race.

Blaney has spent the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season as the forgotten member in Team Penske’s powerhouse stable of drivers.

But in Monday’s weather-postponed 1000Bulbs.com 500, he stepped from the shadows by winning a wild one at Talladega Superspeedway.
 “It means a ton,” Blaney said. “I have been coming here ever since I was really young and watched my dad run here a lot and watched him run pretty good here a lot. I got to drive for the Wood Brothers here. It is a cool feeling. This new infield in this new victory lane. I love coming here and I love it even more now.”

The win was the first of the season for Blaney and his third in the Cup Series. Best of all for the 25-year-old driver is that the victory gives him a berth in the Playoffs Round of 8, which begins in two weeks at Martinsville Speedway.

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Mon, 10/14/19 – 17:57 | No Comment
Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields
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Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]

Mon, 10/14/19 – 16:54 | No Comment
Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
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By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – A day-long rain Sunday forced postponement of the NHRA NTK Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway until Monday.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. with eliminations beginning at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Sunday’s event will be honored Monday. There also will be walk-up ticket sales. A dragway official said […]

Sun, 10/13/19 – 17:31 | No Comment
Tony Stewart: Let’s Race Two
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A NASCAR/IndyCar twin-bill at places like Texas Motor Speedway would be a winner, says former driver Tony Stewart.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – If shared doubleheader weekends between NASCAR and INDYCAR are to become must-see TV at venues like Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart says one of the sanctioning bodies will need […]

Sun, 10/13/19 – 12:47 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Racing from Virginia to Georgia and Alabama
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The new Michelin tower is a window on pro road racing’s aspirations. (RacinToday photos by Jonathan Ingram)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

ALTON, VA. – After finally arriving in the main paddock at the SCCA Runoffs, I was transported back 25 years. It had been that long since I had last attended a National Championship weekend. […]

Sun, 10/13/19 – 8:38 | No Comment
Rookie Ashley’s Dreams Coming True
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Justin Ashley is making his NHRA Top Fuel debut this weekend in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Justin Ashley always knew he wanted to race in the NHRA, but the second-generation driver never expected to make his Top Fuel debut at age 24 or be able […]

Sun, 10/13/19 – 8:18 | No Comment
Funny Cars Can’t Afford To Flop In Concord
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The race for the Funny Car championship is white hot as the Countdown reaches the halfway point in Concord, N.C. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – With five drivers embroiled in an intense battle for the NHRA Funny Car championship halfway through the Countdown, veteran Ron Capps says removing […]

Sat, 10/12/19 – 7:56 | No Comment
Crash Sends NHRA Driver To Hospital
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By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD , N.C. – NHRA Pro Stock driver Alan Prusiensky was transported to a local hospital for evaluation Friday night after a crash destroyed his 2018 Dodge Dart during the second round of qualifying for the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Prusiensky was racing Chris McGaha, of Odessa, Texas, when […]

Fri, 10/11/19 – 20:02 | No Comment
New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success
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Scott Dixon gave a quiet thumbs up to INDYCAR’s new protective Aeroscreen after this week’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Once INDYCAR’s innovative Aeroscreen is implemented by all 2020 NTT IndyCar Series competitors, open-wheel racing’s next big thing might actually be bling, as in satellite radio? Rich […]

Fri, 10/4/19 – 15:43 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: For a Hot Time, Consider Charlotte’s Roval
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Alex Bowman and Kevin Harvick lead a pack of cars through a corner at the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield oval. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Brian Cleary)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

The temperatures, cars, drivers and tempers were hotter than the Climate Change debate at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first elimination race of the […]

Wed, 10/2/19 – 8:22 | One Comment
INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
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Testing continues on the IndyCar Series’ Autoscreen.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

First on-track test of INDYCAR’s Aeroscreen driver safety innovation is scheduled for Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a project the sanctioning body views as a global game-changer.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champ Will Power of […]

Wed, 10/2/19 – 8:01 | No Comment