Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time
Sun, 17/11/19 – 20:05 | No Comment
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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 […]

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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 Writer
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En route to winning his second consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship Sunday, Steve Torrence lost his cool, got physical and played the role of self-described “idiot.”

Torrence shoved part-time racer Cameron Ferre in the face after scoring a first-round victory during the season-ending 55th annual Auto Club Finals at Pomona, Calif. Locked in a title battle with Brittany Force and Doug Kalitta, Torrence took exception to the deep-staging technique of Ferre, who qualified 16th and last on Saturday. Torrence clearly was distracted by Ferre’s deep-staging tactic, evident by an uncharacteristic 0.142-second reaction time off the starting line.

A driver is deep-staged when, after staging, he or she rolls a few inches forward, which causes the pre-stage light on the NHRA “Christmas Tree” to go out. In that position, the driver is marginally closer to the finish line but dangerously close to a foul start.

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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 | One Comment
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
Custer To Drive SHR’s No. 41 Car
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Cole Custer will moved up to the Cup Series next year. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

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Daniel Suarez is out and Cole Custer is in as driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing team’s No. 41 Ford Mustang.

Suarez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, has gone winless at SHR in 2019 and has four top-five finishes. He also […]

Fri, 11/15/19 – 9:57 | No Comment
Now Playing: Il Commendatore v. Hank the Deuce
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The No. 2 Ford GT40 takes the checkered flag at Le Mans. It was a moment fit for Hollywood.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

You’ve read one or maybe two of the many books on the subject, seen the movie trailer and, as a bona fide car-guy, have Ford v Ferrari squarely atop your must-see flick […]

Thu, 11/14/19 – 16:28 | No Comment
Dirt Fans Pack CMS To See ‘The Big Boys Play’
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Sprint car fans from all over are packing the Charlotte Motor Speedway short track to watch the dirt fly this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photos by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD. N.C. – Nearly two years ago the Ulrich family set their sights on The Dirt Track at Charlotte and the 2019 Can-Am World Finals, […]

Sat, 11/9/19 – 17:28 | No Comment
Driving Race Cars Is Not Tifft’s Biggest Concern
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Matt Tifft has not had a wonderful last couple of years. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Tifft’s courageous battle against his self-described medical “demons” has placed his NASCAR Cup Series career with Front Row Motorsports on hold, perhaps permanently.

Tifft, who suffered a seizure at Martinsville […]

Thu, 11/7/19 – 21:01 | No Comment