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Rain Puts Truex Jr. On Pole At Martinsville
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2018 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Truex Jr. On Pole At Martinsville
Rain Puts Truex Jr. On Pole At Martinsville

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Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday’s schedule NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway from the pole position. Truex, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, was awarded the pole based on owner points as Saturday’s qualifying session was cancelled because of rain.
Truex will start from the pole for the third straight week […]

Mercedes, Haas Get Off To Fast Starts In Australia
Friday, 23 Mar, 2018 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Mercedes, Haas Get Off To Fast Starts In Australia
Mercedes, Haas Get Off To Fast Starts In Australia

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Led appropriately enough by Lewis Hamilton, the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship roared to life Friday with a pair of 90-minute free practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, the four-time/reigning World Driving Champion from Great Britain and Mercedes AMG, posted the day’s fastest lap around the 3.295-mile/5.303-kilometer/16-turn Melbourne […]

Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018 – 9:13 | Comments Off on Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals
Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jack Beckman and his team of tuning wizards secured the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car as time trials concluded before an announced sellout crowd Saturday for the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Veteran tuners Dean Antonelli, John Medlen and Neal Strausbaugh watched Beckman’s 1,000-foot […]

Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2018 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It took Hector Arana Jr. nearly three years _ but only 6.937-seconds _ to blast past professional drag racing’s last major barrier Friday at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Arana Jr. became the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to break the 200-mph barrier during second-round qualifications for the 49th annual AMALIE […]

Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It widely is viewed as professional drag racing’s last major barrier, and “Jersey Boy” Eddie Krawiec has made it clear he wants his name next to the number in NHRA’s record book.
“First and foremost, I want to go 200 mph,” said Krawiec, anticipating the start of the 2018 Pro Stock […]

Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
Monday, 12 Mar, 2018 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Open-wheel legend Johnny Rutherford is celebrating his 80th birthday today with some cake that, appropriately enough, has a few miles on it.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was feted during Texas Motor Speedway’s annual Media Day program at The Speedway Club on Feb. 28. Rutherford, who lives […]

Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2018 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18

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Kevin Harvick won his third-straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday when he eased away from Kyle Busch over the closing laps at the half-mile oval in Phoenix.
It was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s ninth victory at the Phoenix track. It was his 30th career victory in Cup and came after dominating wins the last […]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018 – 9:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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It’s time for the sport built on speed to hit the pause button.
A fresh list of 20 nominees seeking induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame was revealed on Tuesday.
Five will become the newest members of the grandest non-race track stage in the sport. In reality, Jeff Gordon should be the […]

Thoughts On The NASCAR Class Of 2019
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2018 – 15:02 | Comments Off on Thoughts On The NASCAR Class Of 2019
Thoughts On The NASCAR Class Of 2019

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The lists of nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s class of 2018 and for its Landmark Award were released on Tuesday and here is the take of a former voting panel member: The list contains one absolutely automatic candidate, one absolutely a thumbs-down candidate, two personal favorites and 21 […]

Larson Drives To Easy Xfinity Series Win In Vegas
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2018 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Larson Drives To Easy Xfinity Series Win In Vegas
Larson Drives To Easy Xfinity Series Win In Vegas

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Kyle Larson of Ganassi Racing led a race-dominating 142 of 200 laps in winning Saturday’s Xfinity Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Pole-sitter Christopher Bell finished second while Justin Algaier was third in a race conducted under extremely windy conditions.
“That was a blast,” Bell said. “That was as good as it gets right there. It […]