Kalitta Rolls To Hometown Top Fuel Victory
Sun, 5/07/15 – 18:35 | No Comment
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Doug Kalitta raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also raced to victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event west of Cleveland.
Kalitta earned his 37th career victory by […]

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Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
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Austin Dillion's car slams into the catch fence at the end of the Coke 400 at Daytona International Speedway  (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

Austin Dillion’s car slams into the catch fence at the end of the Coke 400 at Daytona International Speedway (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was a beaten down Dale Earnhardt Jr. who stood in Victory Lane after winning Sunday night’s/Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

sprint-logo-08Watching in your review mirror as a fellow competitor’s car explodes into a mass of whirling shrapnel will have that effect on human beings.

“I mean, the racing doesn’t matter anymore,” Earnhardt said during his post-race press conference when asked about the scene that played out in his mirror at the end of the Coke Zero 400.

“It scared the shit out of me.”

The race, which ended at 2:41 in the morning after its start was delayed three and a half hours by rain, saw pole-sitter Earnhardt dominate and then win his Read the full story »

Mon, 07/6/15 – 8:08 | No Comment
Kalitta Rolls To Hometown Top Fuel Victory
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Doug Kalitta raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also raced to victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event west of Cleveland.
Kalitta earned his 37th career victory by […]

Sun, 07/5/15 – 18:35 | No Comment
Kalitta Claims Norwalk Top Fuel Pole
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Doug Kalitta raced to the pole position in Top Fuel Saturday at the ninth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday morning’s eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers in their categories at the […]

Sun, 07/5/15 – 8:07 | No Comment
Austin Dillon Wins XFINITY Brawl
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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

Sun, 07/5/15 – 7:29 | No Comment
Cup Qualifying Cancelled; Earnhardt On Pole
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Stormy weather in Central Florida led to the cancellation of Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The cancellation means that the field will be set by times set during Friday’s first practice session. Fastest in that practice, and awarded the pole for the race, was Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In the […]

Sat, 07/4/15 – 17:22 | One Comment
Hagan On Early Pole In Norwalk
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Defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan continued his recent hot streak by powering to the qualifying lead Friday under the lights at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event […]

Sat, 07/4/15 – 7:43 | No Comment
Earnhardt Fast In Practice; Calls Car A Winner
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick led the two practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Sprint Cup Series race
In the first of two practices, Earnhardt posted the day’s fastest lap of 202.284 miles per hour (44.492 seconds) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, driving the No. […]

Fri, 07/3/15 – 18:24 | No Comment
INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call
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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 18:29 | No Comment
INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal has been fined $10,000, with $5000 suspended, by INDYCAR officials for driving away from his pit stall with the fuel hose attached to his car en route to victory in Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Mi-Jack Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 18:08 | No Comment
Compton Retires; Clifford To Head The NHRA
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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 14:24 | No Comment
VisitFlorida Has Successful Visit To The Glen
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The No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante were awarded the victory at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International Sunday under yellow after a stalled GT car could not be towed off the track in time to allow the race to finish under green.
After […]

Mon, 06/29/15 – 7:24 | No Comment