Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car
Wed, 20/11/19 – 14:46 | No Comment
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Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

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Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy
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Team owner Roger Penske is now a series owner and an iconic speedway owner.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Roger Penske is not just the smartest guy in the room – including corporate board rooms. What makes him a racing fan favorite is that he wears his mantle of intelligence with the ease of a self-made billionaire and the down-to-earth attitude of a racer.

Back in the days of national sports magazines, I wrote a story comparing Penske’s approach to business and racing with Caesar’s approach to important battles, always riding to the trouble spot on the battlefield, a red cape flaring, to inspire the troops and survey what needed to be done. An entirely accurate analogy, it also sounds a lot more interesting than a command style that has one charismatic man at the top and everyone else directly reporting to the boss.

Penske finds time to lead a dizzying variety of enterprises simultaneously by relying on second-in-command lieutenants. He specializes in turning around major companies and winning the Indy 500.

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Fri, 11/22/19 – 18:27 | No Comment
Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right
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Jimmie Johnson talked about his decision to retire after the 2020 season on Thursday.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he felt he needed to make a decision regarding retirement from full-time NASCAR competition by year’s end, but it wasn’t until October that he knew 2020 would be his final […]

Fri, 11/22/19 – 8:11 | No Comment
Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car
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Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

Wed, 11/20/19 – 14:46 | No Comment
Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
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Jimmie Johnson said Wednesday that he will take one more shot at winning No. 8. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson annnounced on Wednesday that he will retire after the 2020 season.

Johnson made the announcement by way of a video he posted on […]

Wed, 11/20/19 – 14:39 | No Comment
Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre
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Steve Torrence won the 2019 Top Fuel championship on Sunday but he lost the respect of many of the fans in Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

En route to winning his second consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship Sunday, Steve Torrence lost his cool, got physical and played the role […]

Tue, 11/19/19 – 9:47 | No Comment
Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time
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Kyle Busch celebrates winning the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Kyle Busch picked the perfect time to end his much-discussed 2019 losing streak Sunday and that would be at the championship-deciding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The victory, his first victory […]

Sun, 11/17/19 – 20:05 | No Comment
Top Fuel Title Is Torrence’s To Lose
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Steve Torrence will begin the final day of the 2019 NHRA season with a points lead and from the pole. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence will begin defense of his title from a position of strength Sunday after qualifying on-pole for the season-ending […]

Sun, 11/17/19 – 9:06 | 2 Comments
Riddick Is Xfinity Champ
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Tyler Reddick is the 2019 is the 2019 Xfinity Series champ.

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Tyler Reddick finished 1.038 seconds ahead of Cole Custer at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to win his second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series championship on Saturday.

After switching rides to Richard Childress Racing, Reddick celebrated the organizations 50th anniversary by delivering his second straight title to team owner […]

Sat, 11/16/19 – 20:20 | No Comment
Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
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Matt Crafton hoists his championship trophy. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Matt Crafton, a 43-year-old veteran of 19 full seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, took home his third championship with a second-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton claimed the title without winning a race this season, but that […]

Sat, 11/16/19 – 9:41 | No Comment
Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
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Matt Hagan was fastest in Funny Car during Day 1 of qualifying at Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

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Matt Hagan remained within striking distance of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Hagan, of Don Schumacher Racing, made […]

Sat, 11/16/19 – 9:32 | No Comment
NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
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Doug Kalitta needs to keep it clean in Top Fuel this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Doug Kalitta knows he will need to keep his “laundry” neatly and securely packed this weekend if he has any chance of emerging as a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion.

Kalitta heads into […]

Fri, 11/15/19 – 16:14 | No Comment