DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
Tue, 22/08/17 – 7:11 | No Comment
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

Read the full story »

FEATURE STORY, NASCAR »

Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
By | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Kyle Busch completed the Bristol sweep Saturday night, winning the NASCAR Cup Series race. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – There’s only one word to describe Kyle Busch this month at Bristol Motor Speedway – unstoppable.

In a four-day period at the tough, half-mile track, Busch won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It was the second time he’s accomplished the feat, first executing the sweep in 2010. He’s been close on numerous occasions, winning two of the three races four different times. This year, however, there was no question about the 32-year-old Las Vegas native’s domination. He won every stage in the three races except the second one in Saturday’s night’s Cup Race. That went to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth.

Busch also led 451 of the 1,003 laps that comprised the three races.

Across the three series, Busch now possesses 180 victories. His 40 Cup wins tie him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. At Bristol, he’s visited victory lane 20 times – six in Cup, nine in Xfinity and five in truck. It’s accomplishments that have left Busch smiling and in a jovial mood towards those who boo him. Read the full story »

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:16 | No Comment
Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
|
RacinToday.com

Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 18:24 | No Comment
Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Leah Pritchett’s quickest run in NHRA history withstood two rounds of qualifying Saturday and secured pole position in Top Fuel during the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Record-smashing Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:36 | No Comment
Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Last in the qualifying order, first on the speed chart.
Takuma Sato put the blinders on and his foot to the floor following a grinding crash by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay to qualify on-pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Long-regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Sato put together […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:32 | No Comment
Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – There’s only one word to describe Kyle Busch this month at Bristol Motor Speedway – unstoppable.
In a four-day period at the tough, half-mile track, Busch won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It was the second time he’s accomplished the […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:16 | No Comment
Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – TriStar Motorsports crew chief Frank Kerr sat in the cool lounge of his team’s hauler Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, his right arm in a sling, and calmly discussed an accident less than 24 hours earlier that left a 3,400-pound stock car sitting on top of him.
His […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 17:11 | No Comment
Busch On Trail Of Triple
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch set himself up for a three-series sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway when he won Friday night’s Xfinity Series event at the high-banked, half-mile oval.
The win comes on the heels of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck race and a night before he can complete the triple in Saturday’s Cup Series event.
In the Truck Series […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 8:06 | No Comment
Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014.
While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:55 | No Comment
ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Leah Pritchett and Robert Hight posted national elapsed-time record runs in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during Friday’s opening qualifying sessions for the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were provisional qualifying leaders at the Minnesota facility during the […]

Sat, 08/19/17 – 7:45 | No Comment
Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 20:10 | No Comment
Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bristol, Tenn.  – Earlier this year, NASCAR lost Red Horse Racing, one of the Camping World Truck Series premier teams. Now it’s losing another at the end of the season in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Keselowski shocked the motorsports community Thursday when he announced he would shutter the doors on his truck […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 17:23 | No Comment