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There Was A Sadler Sighting At TMS On Friday
Friday, 6 Apr, 2018 – 18:35 | Comments Off on There Was A Sadler Sighting At TMS On Friday
There Was A Sadler Sighting At TMS On Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR Xfinity Series point-leader Elliott Sadler walked into his media availability at Texas Motor Speedway’s infield media center Friday brandishing extra identification, just in case anyone dared ask…who are you?
“I’m so nervous right now. I haven’t been in a media availability in so long I forgot how […]

Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18
Wednesday, 28 Mar, 2018 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18
Montoya To Make His Le Mans Debut In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya will add another line to his world-class racing resume while pursuing the Triple Crown of Motorsport this summer when he makes his competitive debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
United Autosports confirmed Tuesday that Montoya will join the team for the twice-around-the-clock classic in France. The […]

Bowyer And His One-Liners Are Back, Baby
Tuesday, 27 Mar, 2018 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Bowyer And His One-Liners Are Back, Baby
Bowyer And His One-Liners Are Back, Baby

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Tony Stewart tapped Clint Bowyer to succeed him in the No. 14 at Stewart-Haas Racing it really didn’t surprise anyone. After all, they are cut from the same cloth – old school racers.
Bowyer viewed it as team owners Stewart and Gene Haas giving him a […]

Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2018 – 8:42 | One Comment
Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All activity at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday, March 25, has been postponed until Monday because of rainy and snowy weather.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. EST.”
Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN […]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]