Torrence Remains Torrid
Sun, 14/10/18 – 19:07 | No Comment
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CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 with two events remaining in […]

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Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR
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Aric Almirola finally got to stand on the roof of a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola made it to Victory Lane at last. A guy who used to watch Jimmie Johnson’s kids at the motor home, who once helped keep Richard Petty Motorsports in business by winning a rain-shortened race at Daytona, the Cuban-American who replaced the Great Female Experiment known as Danica Patrick, and yes, the same guy who got crashed while leading this year’s Daytona 500 two corners from the finish. That guy. He won at Talladega.

Thank the racing gods for that. It was a snoozer up until the overtime switcheroo. The Stewart-Haas Racing Fords took over from the beginning and made it a four-car pack at the front for the majority of the event. Again, it looked like Almirola, who took the No. 10 entries previously driven by Patrick, was out of luck, the fourth of the four dominant Fords on this day.

It was not quite like four horsemen outlined against a gray November sky. It was more like four fast-ass Fords hunkered down under a cerulean blue October sky. Read the full story »

Mon, 10/15/18 – 8:09 | No Comment
Torrence Remains Torrid
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CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 with two events remaining in […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 19:07 | No Comment
Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sunday afternoon’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may have lacked excitement but it did offer one majorly impressive demonstration of team work in the Monster Energy NASACR Cup Series.
At the end, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola was the beneficiary as he collected the overtime victory and the automatic berth in the Round […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 17:47 | No Comment
Wayne Taylor Caddy Wins The Petit
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The Motul Petit Le Mans was decided in the final seconds at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course nestled in the rolling hills of North Georgia on Saturday.

The No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Renger Van Der Zande, took advantage of the No. 5 Cadillac DPi running out of gas three turns from the finish […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:48 | No Comment
Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his postseason qualifying prowess Saturday at zMAX Dragway, powering to the Funny Car pole as time trials concluded for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in […]

Sun, 10/14/18 – 8:29 | No Comment
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 18:38 | No Comment
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Sat, 10/13/18 – 7:57 | No Comment
Torrence P1 At zMAX
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Championship leader Steve Torrence continued to wheel the dominant car in Top Fuel Friday at zMAX Dragway, racing to the provisional qualifying lead after the first two rounds of time trials for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C. 
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec […]

Fri, 10/12/18 – 19:18 | No Comment
Hight Engineers Own Comeback
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CONCORD, N.C. – Two events ago Robert Hight experienced joy and pain when he took a 30-point lead in the NHRA Funny Car standings and broke his collarbone simultaneously, but he admitted Friday it was his own ingenuity that allowed him to remain in title contention.
“After surgery, I had a lot of time to lay […]

Fri, 10/12/18 – 19:10 | No Comment
Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
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Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 20:08 | No Comment
Stewart Pondering Return To IndyCar Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Retired three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart says he has no itch to return to the grind that is the Monster Energy Cup Series. But the Indy Racing League’s first “Poster Boy” believes there is still one more Indianapolis 500 run in him, perhaps for the race’s […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 7:12 | No Comment