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Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win

Kasey Kahne edged Regan Smith in a green-white-checkered finish to win Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was Kahne’s first in the Nationwide Series since August 2007. It came after he sat 12th on the restart.
The victory was by just 0.021 seconds (third closest in the series at [...]

Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel

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Top Fuel point-leader Doug Kalitta has advanced to the final round in six races this season, and his hot streak continued Friday as he raced to the provisional qualifying lead at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at [...]

Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 – 18:21 | One Comment
Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was a day for the have-nots on the beach Friday.
Front Row Motorsports continued to show its strength at restrictor-plate tracks as David Gilliland won the pole for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole comes on the heels of teammate David Ragan’s victory at Talladega in [...]

Higgins Named Squier-Hall Recipient
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Higgins Named Squier-Hall Recipient

Longtime Charlotte Observer reporter Tom Higgins was named the recipient of the 2015 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence on Friday.
Higgins was the first beat writer to cover every race on the NASCAR schedule, a role he held from 1980 until his retirement in 1997.
He will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [...]

Houston Weekend Was Big For The Little Guys
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Houston Weekend Was Big For The Little Guys

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Small teams are suddenly coming up big in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
On Sunday, a day after rookie Carlos Huertas of Dale Coyne Racing won the opening race of a two-day double-header on the Houston street circuit, drivers from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports place first and second.
Simon Pagenaud won Sunday’s Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix [...]

Hagan Pulls Out Of Dive At Route 66
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Hagan Pulls Out Of Dive At Route 66

Matt Hagan ended an 11-race winless streak with a Funny Car victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Hagan, the 2011 Funny Car world champ, ran his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger past Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. with a 4.098-second pass at 310.48 mph to claim [...]

Spirit Of Daytona Wins At The Glen
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Spirit Of Daytona Wins At The Glen

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The No. 90 Visit Florida Corvette DP raced to Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after Richard Westbrook made a move for the lead past Alex Brundle’s Nissan Morgan P2 car in the final minutes of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Westbrook, who shared the driving duties with Michael Valiante made the [...]

Johnson Jr. Streaks To Pole In Joliet
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Johnson Jr. Streaks To Pole In Joliet

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Tommy Johnson Jr. ran his first career three-second pass in Funny Car to claim the Funny Car pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will [...]

Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The only bumps that slowed down Brad Keselowski at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night occurred in Victory Lane after the race when a broken champagne bottle sent him to the care center for stitches.
“Yeah, welcome to the party,” he said of the Victory Lane incident. “It’s all good. I’m just [...]

Huertas Wins In Houston
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Huertas Wins In Houston

Columbian Carlos Huertas won Race 1 of the IndyCar Series event in Houston on Saturday. It was his first victory in the series.
Fellow Columbian Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and rookie Carlos Munoz placed third.
Huertas’ previous best finish was eighth in the opening round of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit a month ago. He is the [...]