Kyle Larson Pulled From Martinsville Race
Sun, 29/03/15 – 8:30 | No Comment
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Kyle Larson, who fainted during an autograph session on Saturday, will not race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on Sunday.
Taking his seat in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will be Regan Smith.
“After fainting yesterday at an autograph session in Martinsville, Virginia, Kyle Larson was first evaluated at a local [...]

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Records Fall On Cool Day At The Four-Wides
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Courtney Force shot to the top in Funny Car qualifying on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

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CONCORD, N.C. – Even though track records were broken Saturday in three of the NHRA’s four professional classes, competitors thought their two qualifying runs in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway would have been faster due to the unseasonably cold temperatures.

Funny Car was the only class that didn’t have a track record fall, but it possibly had one of the most dramatic runs as Courtney Force jumped from the 16th spot to No. 1. With her 4.011 E.T., Force dropped her father, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, to the No. 2 position for Sunday’s elimination round. It was her first No. 1 qualifying position at zMAX, her second of the season and the ninth of her career.

Only two qualifying rounds were held for this year’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals due to inclement weather cancelling Friday’s activities.

“Going from zero to hero, it’s really my crew chiefs and my team,” the 26-year-old Force said. “It’s easy to look like a hero when your car is flying down there … but we still have a lot to work on.”

Force was surprised there weren’t some times in the 3-second range.

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Sun, 03/29/15 – 7:41 | No Comment
Records Fall On Cool Day At The Four-Wides
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Even though track records were broken Saturday in three of the NHRA’s four professional classes, competitors thought their two qualifying runs in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway would have been faster due to the unseasonably cold temperatures.
Funny Car was the only class that didn’t have a [...]

Sun, 03/29/15 – 7:41 | No Comment
Logano Adds Truck Win To Resume
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race of his career and becoming the 26th driver to take a checkered flag in each of NASCAR’s top three national touring series.
“I just had a great restart,” Logano said of the [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 17:48 | No Comment
Power Claims Pole In St. Pete
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Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 17:21 | No Comment
Hines Talks About Bikes And Being No. 1
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Andrew Hines’ defense of his 2014 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship momentarily became an afterthought during the season-opener for the two-wheel class two weeks ago.
A four-time world champion, Hines and his Harley-Davidson V-Rod were ambushed by Shawn Gann and his Buell during the quarterfinals of the 46th annual AMALIE [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 7:50 | No Comment
Logano Speeds To Pole At Martinsville
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was the second of the season for Logano and the 10th of his career in the series.
It was Logano’s first pole in Cup at the historic Martinsville short track.
“It feels great to finally get the pole [...]

Fri, 03/27/15 – 19:54 | No Comment
J.D. Gibbs To Begin Brain Treatment
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing since October 1997, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.
Gibbs’ condition was revealed Wednesday in a news release from JGR’s NASCAR headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. Gibbs, 46, is a son of team-founder Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as coach of the NFL’s Washington [...]

Wed, 03/25/15 – 15:46 | No Comment
Langdon To Compete At 4-Wides
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Alan Johnson Racing and Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon will compete in this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the team announced Monday. The fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set for Friday through Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, won the season-opening [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 15:00 | No Comment
Eldora’s Baltes Passes Away
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Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93.
Baltes is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 10:32 | No Comment
Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead after a second green/white/checkered restart and drove away to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Keselowski led just the one lap in the race, which was scheduled for 400 laps but ended up going 209.
It [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Biffle Baffled By Roush Woes
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 15:31 | No Comment