Billy Johnson To Make Cup Debut
Tue, 20/06/17 – 17:17 | No Comment
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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Larson Uses Late-Race Restarts To Win Michigan
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Kyle Larson collected his second Cup victory of the season Sunday when he won at Michigan. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

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Kyle Larson survived a rash of late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.

The victory was the Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s second of the year and the third of his career. It allowed him to move to the series points lead – five ahead of Martin Truex Jr.

Larson started from the pole and led 98 of the race’s 200 laps.

“Cool to win it,” Larson said while hold his son Owen in Victory Lane. “Great Father’s Day present for myself and all the other fathers out there. My dad’s here today so looking forward to celebrating with him.”

In addition to his two victories this year, Larson has finished second five times in 15 races.

“We’ve been so close to so many other wins,” he said. “This is our second Cup win of the year, but we’ve had six second place finishes. All-in-all, it’s a good season so far and we’ll continue to keep building on what we’ve got.” Read the full story »

Sun, 06/18/17 – 17:20 | No Comment
Billy Johnson To Make Cup Debut
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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

Tue, 06/20/17 – 17:17 | No Comment
Millican Gets First Win And On Home Soil Yet
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Tennessee native Clay Millican raced to an emotional first career NHRA Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at historic Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.
Making his 254th NHRA Top Fuel start and competing in his ninth final-round, Millican recorded a 1,000-foot pass in 3.825-seconds at 316.38 mph to defeat Leah Pritchett’s run in 3.881-seconds […]

Mon, 06/19/17 – 7:17 | No Comment
Larson Uses Late-Race Restarts To Win Michigan
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Kyle Larson survived a rash of late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.
The victory was the Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s second of the year and the third of his career. It allowed him to move to the series points lead – five ahead […]

Sun, 06/18/17 – 17:20 | No Comment
Torrence Racks Up Third Top Fuel Win At Englishtown
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Steve Torrence secured his third Top Fuel victory of the season to cap the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
“Fast” Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events on […]

Sun, 06/18/17 – 8:42 | No Comment
Torrence On Top Fuel Pole At Thunder Valley
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Steve Torrence claimed pole position in Top Fuel Saturday evening as qualifying concluded for the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. 
Torrence’s 1,000-foot pass of 3.772-seconds at 319.29 mph in his dragster during the fourth session secured his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 15th of his career. 
“It’s been a […]

Sun, 06/18/17 – 8:39 | No Comment
Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time
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With all three of the faster Toyota TS050-Hybrids running into problems, the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid stayed relatively healthy and sped off to the overall victory in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race on Sunday.
Driving the winning car and giving Porsche 919s their third straight win in the final stint was German […]

Sun, 06/18/17 – 8:05 | No Comment
Hamlin Out-Drags Byron To Get Xfinity Win
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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin won a drag race to the finish line against William Byron to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
“We were battling really hard, and Denny just schooled me there at the end,” said Byron, who held the lead in the No. 9 JR Motorsports […]

Sat, 06/17/17 – 18:20 | No Comment
Foyt Back At Le Mans 50 Years After Legendary Win
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fifty years after he bid adieu to Le Mans behind a pair of sunglasses and a cocksure grin, A.J. Foyt Jr. has returned to the Circuit de la Sarthe to celebrate arguably the single greatest moment in Ford Motor Company’s storied racing history.
The pairing of “Super Tex” and Californian Dan […]

Sat, 06/17/17 – 12:41 | No Comment
Kalitta Making Noise At Thunder Valley
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Doug Kalitta won the provisional pole in Top Fuel Friday evening at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) are also provisional leaders after the first two rounds of qualifying at the 11th of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Sat, 06/17/17 – 8:25 | No Comment
Kyle Larson Powers To Cup Pole In Michigan
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Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing drove to the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Larson laid down a lap in 35.616 seconds/202.156 mph in the waning minutes of the third and final round of knock-out style qualifying.  The pole is Larson’s third in 126 starts, his […]

Fri, 06/16/17 – 17:09 | No Comment