Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Moutain’
Mon, 27/07/15 – 7:14 | No Comment
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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
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Kyle Busch  is a winner for the third straight week. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

Kyle Busch is a winner for the third straight week. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor sprint-logo-08Speedway.

The victory was the fourth in the last five races and third in a row for Busch, who missed the first 11 races of of the season after braking bones in his leg and foot in an XFINITY Series race at Daytona in the season-opening weekend.

“I just can’t believe this run right now,” Busch said. “I just can’t believe what’s going on.”

The victory was the first for Busch at crown-jewel Indy and improved his chances of making the season-ending Chase playoff even though he missed those 11 races – NASCAR ruled that Busch could make the Chase were he to win a race and put Read the full story »

Sun, 07/26/15 – 17:58 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 17:58 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
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A series of changes for the Pro Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the Factory Hot Rod class were announced by the NHRA on Saturday.
The changes will be mandated in two waves. Three changes will take […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:17 | No Comment
Force Adds To Pole Pile
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Funny Car icon John Force secured his record-extending 154th career pole Saturday during final qualifications for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 24 […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:10 | No Comment
Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy
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Kyle Busch made up for a rare bad late-race restart by calmly tracking down leader Ryan Blaney over the final 10 laps, passing Blaney with half a lap to go and edging away to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I just got close enough to make him (Blaney) mess up and made […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 17:27 | No Comment
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 14:10 | No Comment
Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere
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Three-time world champion Larry Dixon raced into the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday’s opening sessions of time trials for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 8:10 | No Comment
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 17:00 | No Comment
Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion
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Shane Stewart won the biggest race of his career as he claimed the iconic Kings Royal sprint car race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
The winner’s check for $50,000 was pretty big, too.
Donny Schatz dominated but ran out of fuel after leading 30 laps.
Rico Abreu finished third.
“I don’t know what to say,” said Stewart, who also […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 12:28 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s season-long nightmare is over.
Mired in a baffling and borderline embarrassing slump, Hunter-Reay led a sweep by American drivers of the top four finishing positions and six of the top seven – en route to Victory Lane after Saturday night’s ninth annual Iowa Corn 300. RHR’s initial Verizon IndyCar Series win of the 2015 season […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 7:47 | No Comment