Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Sun, 22/04/18 – 8:54 | No Comment
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Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

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Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
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Kyle Busch made it three straight Cup Series victories Saturday night at he won at the Richmond short track. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

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Kyle Busch won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night when he added the event at Richmond International Raceway to his list of 2018 conquests.

Busch beat Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to win for the fifth time at the .75-mile short track. The victory was the 46th of his Cup career.

Afterward the Joe Gibbs Racing driver tipped his helmet to his crew.

“I think the difference for us tonight was just the adjustments (to the car),” Busch said. “Trying to stay with the race track all night long. (Crew chief) Adam Stevens and my guys did a phenomenal job. I think one of the other keys to the night was just my guys – my pit crew. They got us out front when it mattered the most those last two pit stops. They were awesome tonight on pit road.”

Busch got the win despite starting at the rear of the field. Read the full story »

Sun, 04/22/18 – 8:42 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
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Kyle Busch won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night when he added the event at Richmond International Raceway to his list of 2018 conquests.
Busch beat Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to win for the fifth time at the .75-mile short track. The victory was the 46th […]

Sun, 04/22/18 – 8:42 | No Comment
Newgarden On Pole At Barber
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Josef Newgarden won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama on Saturday.
Team Penske’s Newgarden won the pole with a lap in 1 minute, 7.4413 seconds (122.773 mph). It earned Newgarden his first pole position at Barber and the third of his seven-year […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 18:42 | No Comment
Bell Wins Xfinity Battle Of Gibbs Drivers
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Christopher Bell held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Noah Gragson to win Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.
Bell spoiled Gragson’s prospects for a victory in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, passing his teammate for the lead on Lap 172 of 250 and staying in front the rest of the way.
Bell crossed the finish line .423 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 8:02 | No Comment
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:35 | No Comment
Newgarden Loves Going To Barber
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

Sat, 04/21/18 – 7:27 | No Comment
Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
Truex laid down a lap at 123.859-mph lap in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to get the pole. It was his fourth pole of 2018.
Truex, the 2017 Cup […]

Fri, 04/20/18 – 17:59 | No Comment
‘Vette To Pace 500 Field
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chevrolet’s Corvette will serve as Official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 15th time next month, when a 2019 ZR1 will lead the traditional field of 33 drivers to the flying start of the race’s 102nd edition on May 27.
No other vehicle has served as Indy 500 Pace […]

Fri, 04/20/18 – 17:45 | No Comment
Corvette Sets Le Mans Lineup
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Corvette Racing has confirmed its GTE Pro entries for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance classic. A pair of Corvette C7.Rs will tackle the 8.467-mile Circuit de la Sarthe for the 19th consecutive season in search of a ninth victory beginning on Saturday, June 16.
The driver lineup for Corvette Racing will […]

Thu, 04/19/18 – 18:29 | No Comment
Ford To Add Muscle To Cup Series
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Those of us fortunate (and now old) enough to have experienced the original “Muscle Car Street Wars” of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s might recall these lyrics from a 1968 Ford Mustang TV commercial:
Only Mustang makes it happen, only Mustang makes life great
Mustang moves you, Mustang grooves you
Mustang, Mustang ’68.
Only Mustang makes it happen, let it […]

Thu, 04/19/18 – 7:42 | No Comment
Mustangs Headed To Cup
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Ford Motor Company’s iconic Mustang nameplate and emblem will be the focal point in two of America’s most popular forms of motorsports in 2019.
Stock car racing’s most brand-centric rivalry will return to its “Muscle Car” roots on NASCAR’s premier tour next season, when Ford campaigns its Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series […]

Wed, 04/18/18 – 17:08 | No Comment