It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
Fri, 17/11/17 – 16:30 | No Comment
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

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Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
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Denny Hamlin won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending race in South Florida. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

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Denny Hamlin, no longer eligible to win this year’s NASCAR Cup championship, won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap of 31.038 seconds at the 1.5-mile track oval.

That bumped Martin Truex Jr., very much still eligible for the championship, from the pole. Truex, driving for Furniture Row Racing, had a fast lap of 31.043 seconds.

Kyle Busch, also among the four drivers still in contention and Hamlin’s teammate, qualified third fastest with a lap in 31.047 seconds.

The remaining two drivers in the Championship 4 – Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick – qualified fifth and ninth respectively.

(This story will be updated shortly)

Fri, 11/17/17 – 19:27 | No Comment
It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday
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Ford team-owner representatives Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Walt Czarnecki (Team Penske) participated in press conference Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the possibility of a Blue Oval driver winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Cup champ, will represent SHR in his No. 4 Ford Fusion in […]

Fri, 11/17/17 – 16:36 | No Comment
It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

Fri, 11/17/17 – 16:30 | No Comment
Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
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Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]

Tue, 11/14/17 – 16:31 | No Comment
NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control
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Tears of joy flowed freely among drag racing’s first family Sunday at Pomona Raceway, where Brittany Force and Robert Hight added to the burgeoning championship legacy of John Force Racing.
Brittany Force overhauled Steve Torrence to claim her first Top Fuel world championship while also claiming victory in the 53rd annual […]

Mon, 11/13/17 – 12:31 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
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Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Sun, 11/12/17 – 19:34 | No Comment
Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship
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Eddie Krawiec did some impromptu heavy-lifting Saturday afternoon at Pomona Raceway, hoisting the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle trophy overhead after clinching his fourth world championship.
The New Jersey native secured his latest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title in style by qualifying on-pole for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto […]

Sun, 11/12/17 – 10:04 | No Comment
Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win
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William Byron won Saturday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway to advance to the Championship 4 race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Behind him, JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler also qualified for the title race with finishes of 10th and 18th respectively. The JRM trio will join Daniel Hemric in an all-Chevrolet finale, after Hemric ran […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 19:45 | No Comment
Sauter Captures Phoenix
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Johnny Sauter continued his march to a second-straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by winning Friday night’s race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race was marred by three red flags, the last of which allowed Sauter to get the victory.
When Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson wrecked during an intense side-by-side duel with […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 9:02 | No Comment
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
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Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 8:55 | No Comment
Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
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Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force cut into Steve Torrence’s point-lead via the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history Friday during qualifying for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Force earned the provisional pole with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.667-seconds at 330.31 mph, breaking the track record for elapsed time. Force […]

Sat, 11/11/17 – 8:47 | No Comment