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Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It
Monday, 20 Nov, 2017 – 10:43 | No Comment
Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During those high-interest years of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, we all watched and snickered as NASCAR outsiders brashly barged their way into the sport and then, extremely quickly, barged their way out again sans their brashness.
Then there was one group of outsiders that did stay, and on […]

Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 9:17 | No Comment
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Big-time auto racing’s longstanding marketing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” may not resonate with consumers like it did during the Muscle Car Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
With SUVs and crossovers dominating sales worldwide _ and faced with a younger demographic not particularly turned-on by […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | No Comment
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]

Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 19:27 | No Comment
Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race

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Denny Hamlin, no longer eligible to win this year’s NASCAR Cup championship, won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap of 31.038 seconds at the 1.5-mile track oval.
That bumped Martin Truex Jr., very much still eligible for the championship, from the pole. Truex, driving […]

Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 10:04 | No Comment
Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Eddie Krawiec did some impromptu heavy-lifting Saturday afternoon at Pomona Raceway, hoisting the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle trophy overhead after clinching his fourth world championship.
The New Jersey native secured his latest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title in style by qualifying on-pole for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto […]

Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:55 | No Comment
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix

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Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
Thursday, 9 Nov, 2017 – 16:57 | No Comment
SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Aric Almirola and his primary sponsor will join Stewart-Haas Racing’s revamped Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup for the 2018 season in the No. 10 car currently wheeled by Danica Patrick.
Almirola, currently driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will compete in SHR’s No. 10 Smithfield Foods […]

Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 18:33 | No Comment
Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas –Kevin Harvick finally checked Texas Motor Speedway off his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to-do list Sunday while checking into the Championship 4 Playoffs with a hustle-from-behind victory over Martin Truex Jr. in the 13th annual AAA Texas 500.
Harvick, of Stewart-Haas Racing, ended a daunting 0-for-29 streak […]

Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall
Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. has another reason to call Texas his “second home.”
Junior’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway formally was recognized Saturday afternoon, when the third-generation NASCAR racer became the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“This place is special […]

Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – If you weren’t cranking out a qualifying lap at 200-plus mph Friday afternoon around Texas Motor Speedway, you were relatively slow.
Welcome to Club 200!
Kurt Busch led a five-driver assault on the 200 mph barrier with a track-record lap in 26.877-seconds at 200.915 mph during qualifying for […]