Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
Finishing second to Team Penske’s Keselowski and the victim of his last-lap pass […]

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Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam
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Robert Hight of John Force Racing had a big day in Texas.. (File photo courtesy of the NHRA)

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ENNIS, Texas – When Robert Hight looks at the calendar, he is convinced it reads “Procktober.”

Hight and crew chief/tuning wizard Jimmy Prock continued their pursuit of the 2017 NHRA Funny Car world championship Sunday with a victory over point-leader Ron Capps in the final of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.

Hight, who began the weekend 46 points/two-plus rounds of racing behind Capps, scored his fourth win of the season and third at Texas Motorplex with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.877-seconds at 332.24 mph. Capps, of Don Schumacher Racing, trailed with numbers of 3.927-seconds at 329.18 mph and saw his lead over his John Force Racing rival shrink to 24 points with only two events remaining in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Hight, who began the six-race Countdown with a victory in the opener at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., has won four of the last nine national events to keep the heat on Capps, who has a class-leading eight victories thus far. Hight also has qualified No. 1 for three consecutive races, a performance advantage directly attributed to Prock. Read the full story »

Sun, 10/15/17 – 20:01 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
Finishing second to Team Penske’s Keselowski and the victim of his last-lap pass […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 18:19 | No Comment
Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
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ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 […]

Sun, 10/15/17 – 14:19 | No Comment
NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps admittedly has been monitoring Sunday’s forecast for North Texas with the passion of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
“It’s funny how you start looking at so many little things,” said Capps, the class point-leader heading into Sunday’s final eliminations of […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 20:37 | No Comment
Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday, almost performing as scripted for his last season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
It was his first pole at NASCAR’s biggest track and one associated with the Earnhardt family.
Earnhardt laid down a lap 50.256 seconds (190.544 mph) in the […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 18:44 | No Comment
Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Accompanied by his favorite adult beverage, Steve Torrence officially christened a wide-flat-open pursuit of his first Top Fuel victory at Texas Motorplex Friday night.
“I’m in Texas now, and I can do what I want,” Torrence joked, a reference to the can of Miller Lite in his hand […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:20 | No Comment
Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
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Midway through the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, Steve Torrence possesses a 42-point lead in Top Fuel, but the Texas native believes it’s the length of time his team has worked together that eventually will make the difference in the title battle.
“Some of those guys have been with me six years,” the 34-year-old Torrence said. […]

Sat, 10/14/17 – 8:11 | No Comment
Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
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ENNIS, Texas – Shawn Langdon’s tenure as an NHRA Top Fuel driver is down to its final three races, but this is a good thing.
Kalitta Motorsports announced Friday that Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will compete in the Funny Car category beginning with the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Langdon’s […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 20:12 | No Comment
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

Fri, 10/13/17 – 7:53 | No Comment
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
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Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 16:22 | No Comment
Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month as NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver heads into retirement.
Earnhardt Jr. will become the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during ceremonies in The Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]

Thu, 10/12/17 – 12:02 | No Comment