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Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win

Reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals highlight reel and took home another Wally Trophy after winning his first national event of the 2017 season Sunday in Baytown, Texas.
Racing opposite Robert Hight in the final at Royal Purple Raceway, Capps was unaware that Hight had been disqualified for crossing […]

Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17
Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17

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Defending event champion Courtney Force secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifications concluded for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Courtney’s next mission? Win a first-round matchup at Royal Purple Raceway.
Force stood on a 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.851-seconds _ tying the third-quickest pass of her career _ at 330.23 mph set Friday evening to […]

Andretti Shines At Barber
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Andretti Shines At Barber
Andretti Shines At Barber

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Marco Andretti re-introduced himself to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series speed chart Friday, recording the fastest practice lap for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
Andretti, driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, toured Barber Motorsports Park’s 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 7.7134-seconds at 122.280 mph to top the combined speed […]

Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown
Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown

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Clay Millican powered his Parts Plus/Great Clips Top Fuel dragster into the provisional qualifying lead with a track-record elapsed time Friday at the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
 Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) also were provisional leaders in their respective categories at the fifth of […]

Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole

Because Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series was washed out by rain on Friday, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing was awarded the pole based on owner points.
Starting second will be Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports.
Those are familiar positions for both drivers, who started in the same spots when rain wiped out […]

F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 – 16:11 | Comments Off on F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 has attracted a member of Formula One royalty.
McLaren announced Wednesday that Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last […]

Haftertepe Sweeps Dirt In Texas
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Haftertepe Sweeps Dirt In Texas
Haftertepe Sweeps Dirt In Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Hafertepe Jr. completed a record-setting sweep of the inaugural Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Hafertepe continued his dominance of the 2017 season in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with his fourth win in as many […]

Sam The Man At TMS Dirt Track
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Sam The Man At TMS Dirt Track
Sam The Man At TMS Dirt Track

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Hafertepe Jr. completed a record-setting sweep of the inaugural Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Hafertepe continued his dominance of the 2017 season in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with his fourth win in as many […]

Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach

Canadian James Hinchcliffe ended a two-year-long winless streak on Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Hinchcliffe, whose last win came in 2015, beat fellow Honda driver Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing to the checkered flag by 1.49 seconds.
A big victory it was, for Hinchcliffe.
“I said on the radio, my […]