Bell Strikes Again At Chili Bowl
Sun, 14/01/18 – 9:35 | No Comment
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Oklahoma native Christopher Bell cashed in on the bad luck of Kyle Larson to win his second straight Chili Bowl Nationals Golden Driller Trophy on Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was able to go back to back after a dominant Larson suffered an engine failure while leading lead […]

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‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Gurney
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Dan Gurney was joined by fellow American racing icon A.J. Foyt in winning at Le Mans in 1967. Gurney passed away on Sunday.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.

Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on April 13, 1931 in Port Jefferson, N.Y.

The Gurney family issued the following statement: “With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018. In deepest sorrow, with gratitude in our hearts for the love and joy you have given us during your time on this earth, we say, ‘Godspeed.’ 

Gurney won races at Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans and other top European circuits. He is one of only three drivers to win races in NASCAR Cup, Indy car, Formula One and elite sports car competition, along with Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya. Gurney drove for a handful of international marques, including Ford, Porsche, BRM and Brabham. Read the full story »

Mon, 01/15/18 – 21:07 | No Comment
Bell Strikes Again At Chili Bowl
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Oklahoma native Christopher Bell cashed in on the bad luck of Kyle Larson to win his second straight Chili Bowl Nationals Golden Driller Trophy on Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was able to go back to back after a dominant Larson suffered an engine failure while leading lead […]

Sun, 01/14/18 – 9:35 | No Comment
Grant Follows High Line To Victory
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J
ustin Grant found the cushion early and rode it to victory during Friday’s 25-lap Vacuworx Qualifying Night A-Feature at the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
Grant rolled past 2008 Chili Bowl champion/Golden Driller winner Damion Gardner on Lap 17 at River Spirit Expo Center to claim his second consecutive Friday victory for Clauson-Marshall Racing. […]

Sat, 01/13/18 – 9:22 | No Comment
Bell Serves Notice At Chili Bowl
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Oklahoma favorite son Christopher Bell launched his title defense Thursday with a dominating performance during John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night, capping Day No. 3 of the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
A 23-year-old native of Norman, Okla., Bell treated car-owner Keith Kunz to his third preliminary trip to Victory Lane in […]

Fri, 01/12/18 – 8:17 | No Comment
Abreu Wins Night Two At Chili Bowl
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Two-time event champion Rico Abreu withstood nearly 20 laps of slide-job racing from Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas to win Wednesday’s 25-lap A-Feature, capping Day No. 2 of the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
Abreu scored the Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night victory at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., nearly […]

Thu, 01/11/18 – 8:06 | No Comment
New Cup Camaro Has The Looks Of A Winner
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chase Elliott drew the honor of turning the first hot laps in the NASCAR Cup Series version of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway, and declared the car definitely has passed the eye test.
But Elliott acknowledged that Chevy’s newest Cup entry remains a work in progress.
“The […]

Wed, 01/10/18 – 9:54 | 3 Comments
Larson Opens Chili Bowl With Win
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Californian Kyle Larson drove a car owned by his father to his fourth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals victory Tuesday night, tying the late Bryan Clauson for third on the event’s all-time preliminary win list.
“It’s great to get a win for my dad. I haven’t been in a car he’s owned since I was […]

Wed, 01/10/18 – 8:12 | No Comment
Chili Bowl Ready To Roll
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A top prize of $6,363.63 awaits the winner of the 10th annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC) Tuesday, part of opening night events at the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The Chili Bowl Nationals run from Tuesday through Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo […]

Tue, 01/9/18 – 8:12 | No Comment
Cadillacs Set Pace At The Roar Before The 24
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Cadillac Racing, which led every session through the first two days of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona test, carried its strong showing into Sunday’s inaugural Roar qualifying session. The new-for-2018 format established garage and pit locations each team will use during the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend on Jan. 25-28 at […]

Tue, 01/9/18 – 8:07 | No Comment
Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks
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The Americanization of Spanish driver Fernando Alonso continued on Friday when the two-time Formula One world champion took his first laps in a sports car during the Roar Before the 24 practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Loved it, Alonso, who is co-piloting the No. 23 United Autosports Ligier LM P2 car, said after his initial laps.
“It […]

Sat, 01/6/18 – 9:34 | No Comment
King Of England To Drive An IndyCar in 2018
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with sage advice from Mark Blundell and Alexander Rossi, Englishman Jordan King’s open-wheel career has been steered from Formula One to the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning with the 2018 season.
Indianapolis-based Ed Carpenter Racing completed the lineup of the team’s No. 20 Chevrolet earlier this week with the addition […]

Sat, 01/6/18 – 9:16 | No Comment