Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Sat, 25/02/17 – 9:06 | No Comment
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Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

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Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
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Rookie Kaz Grala captured Friday night’s Truck race in Daytona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Rookie Kaz Grala guided his truck through, then past a last-lap incident involving 13 trucks to win Friday night’s season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Grala, 18, started on the pole in the No. 33 Chevrolet, emerged from the backstretch incident that ruined a dominating effort by Grala’s teammate, defending race champion – and reigning series champion – Johnny Sauter. Sauter led 52 laps of the 100-lap race, in the process also winning the race’s first two “stages” – in the debut of NASCAR’s new national-series format that divides races into three stages and awards points for each stage. Friday’s stages were 20, 20 and 60 laps.

Sauter was passed for the lead by former series champion Matt Crafton at the start of the final lap. Crafton was slightly ahead on the backstretch when multi-car contact sent his No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota airborne, into a full flip – but then landing upright. Sauter, caught up in the incident, finished 15th. Read the full story »

Sat, 02/25/17 – 8:58 | No Comment
Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
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Rookie Kaz Grala guided his truck through, then past a last-lap incident involving 13 trucks to win Friday night’s season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Grala, 18, started on the pole in the No. 33 Chevrolet, emerged from the backstretch incident that ruined a dominating effort by Grala’s teammate, defending race champion – […]

Sat, 02/25/17 – 8:58 | No Comment
Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
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After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

Fri, 02/24/17 – 8:23 | No Comment
Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car […]

Thu, 02/23/17 – 17:42 | No Comment
Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues
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Jimmie Johnson will be crowned NASCAR’s “Eighth Wonder” with his next championship, the one that will separate the Hendrick Motorsports superstar from Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
The long and grinding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road moves into full race mode Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers and teams will […]

Thu, 02/23/17 – 8:14 | No Comment
Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
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Once again, qualifying day for the Daytona 500 turned into a showcase for NASCAR’s most bankable stars as young Chase Elliott and veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole and P2 respectively in next weekend’s 59th running of stock car racing’s most important event.
Both drivers are members of Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott won the pole […]

Sun, 02/19/17 – 17:34 | No Comment
Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
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Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

Sun, 02/19/17 – 13:56 | No Comment
Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The race […]

Sun, 02/19/17 – 8:50 | No Comment
For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
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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 […]

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