The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
Fri, 17/02/17 – 9:16 | No Comment
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Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

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For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
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For Alex Bowman, Saturday night’s Clash will be his first race of the year. It could also be his last. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.

Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway in the 88 Chevy but after that, his driving schedule is all holes.

“I don’t know,” Bowman said when asked Friday what he would do after the conclusion of the Clash. “We’ve been talking about that quite a bit.

“I do have a couple of races, not in the Cup Series, but in some other stuff coming up.  Excited about that I can’t really talk a whole lot about it, but I will be racing some stuff.  Really, I will be hanging out at the shop and coming to the race track when I can just trying to be a sponge and learn as much as I can.”

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Sat, 02/18/17 – 13:56 | No Comment
NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol
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NASCAR has announced updates to its concussion protocol for competitors, adding a consistent screening tool for all venues and increasing available neurological support for race event weekends through its new partnership with American Medical Response.
The protocol went into effect Friday, prior to the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2017 season at […]

Sat, 02/18/17 – 8:42 | No Comment
The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
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Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

Fri, 02/17/17 – 9:16 | No Comment
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]

Mon, 02/13/17 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hildebrand Boasts Best Lap At IndyCar Testing In Phoenix
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Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams literally played-out like day and night.
Cars supplied with Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated day sessions during the Phoenix Raceway “Prix View” Open Test, while those with the Honda package occupied the top of the leader board for the night practices. So, […]

Sun, 02/12/17 – 9:18 | No Comment
Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Californian Leah Pritchett completed her first pass down a drag strip at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in a Jr. Dragster when she was 8-years-old. Twenty years later, Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel pole at her home track as qualifications concluded Saturday afternoon for the 57th annual […]

Sun, 02/12/17 – 9:05 | No Comment
Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix
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The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air into the night at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together in 2017.
The first of a two-day Open Test for all full-season teams saw Team Penske newcomer Josef Newgarden record the fastest of 2,638 total […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:58 | No Comment
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
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Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:48 | No Comment
IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix
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For the first time in 2017, all full-season Verizon IndyCar Series entries are testing this weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
Twenty-one cars are entered for the two-day test that concludes Saturday around the 1-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., steeped in Indy car history. From 1964-2005, 61 races were contested on the track, with legendary drivers A.J. Foyt […]

Fri, 02/10/17 – 17:55 | No Comment
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

Fri, 02/10/17 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
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Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Thu, 02/9/17 – 18:58 | No Comment