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Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
Monday, 13 Feb, 2017 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]

Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2017 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Californian Leah Pritchett completed her first pass down a drag strip at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in a Jr. Dragster when she was 8-years-old. Twenty years later, Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel pole at her home track as qualifications concluded Saturday afternoon for the 57th annual […]

Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
Friday, 10 Feb, 2017 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
Tuesday, 7 Feb, 2017 – 16:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules

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In a continuing effort to deliver the most effective and entertaining on-track action for fans, the Verizon IndyCar Series has modified the race weekend schedule at some events for the 2017 season.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental ladder, announced the modifications as well […]

Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2017 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  The absence of sunshine and a stiff breeze did not prevent a heated finish to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. And a glorious one.
The pupil, Ricky Taylor, followed the teachings of a winner before him – in this case Professor Axe, also known as Max “the […]

Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2017 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24

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Rickey Taylor bumped his way past Filipe Albuquerque with seven minutes remaining, survived an IMSA review of the bumping incident and went on to bag an emotional victory in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi, gave the team owned by his father […]

Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 21:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA
Flat Spot On: Blue Skies for Rolex and IMSA

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: Jonathan Ingram has been covering the Rolex 24 at Daytona since 1982. His current book is The Art of Race Car Design — Bob Riley’s biography, memoir and muse on the challenges of being a race car constructor and designer . The book is available at www.jingrambooks.com.)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It could come […]

Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Co-drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran of Action Express Racing have tasted and savored the main course in North American sports car racing as they won last year’s prototype division in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
This week, they’re up for a little dessert.
Driving the No. 31 Cadillac, the two are […]

Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2017 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are great drivers, a great story and great interviews. But, as they found out in recent weeks, they have been relegated to support players to ad hoc teammate Jeff Gordon for this weekend’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.
In a Tweet circulated last month, […]

Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Saturday, 21 Jan, 2017 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C – Four of the five men inducted Friday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame had careers that were intertwined over three decades.
For Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, their first formal meeting came in 1987 at the invitation of then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. France summoned Childress, Hendrick […]