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Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
Saturday, 21 Oct, 2017 – 18:40 | Comments Off on Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin
Hamilton On Pole; Could Clinch Title In Austin

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Point-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG won pole position Saturday for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix Formula One race at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
His closest pursuer for the 2017 F1 World Championship, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, qualified P2 and will start alongside Hamilton on the front row. Hamilton claimed his 11th […]

Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
Saturday, 21 Oct, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend
Chassis Change Heats Up Vettel’s Texas Weekend

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s bid to close the gap to Formula One point-leader Lewis Hamilton during the United States Grand Prix weekend has taken on another layer of drama.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, trails Hamilton and his Mercedes by 59 points (306-247) heading into Round 17 of the 20-race schedule Sunday at Circuit […]

Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
Thursday, 19 Oct, 2017 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – “Interesting”, “challenging”, “intimidating” and “tricky” are just a few of the words used Wednesday by NASCAR drivers to describe Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course that will be used next year for the Bank of America 500.
“(We’re) still trying to figure it all out,” said Martin Truex Jr., […]

Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
Sunday, 15 Oct, 2017 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 […]

NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 20:37 | Comments Off on NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps admittedly has been monitoring Sunday’s forecast for North Texas with the passion of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
“It’s funny how you start looking at so many little things,” said Capps, the class point-leader heading into Sunday’s final eliminations of […]

Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Accompanied by his favorite adult beverage, Steve Torrence officially christened a wide-flat-open pursuit of his first Top Fuel victory at Texas Motorplex Friday night.
“I’m in Texas now, and I can do what I want,” Torrence joked, a reference to the can of Miller Lite in his hand […]

INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
Friday, 13 Oct, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]

The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
Monday, 9 Oct, 2017 – 11:54 | Comments Off on The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Four years ago Martin Truex Jr. didn’t know if he would ever have the opportunity to race competitively in NASCAR’s premier series again.
In 2013 Truex found himself without a sponsor and without a ride due to fallout from a team orders scandal at Michael Waltrip Racing. Following […]

Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sunday, 8 Oct, 2017 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Truex’s Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 91 of 337 laps, the fourth of 10 playoff races for the series.
Truex survived a pair of late-race restarts and an overtime finish to secure his sixth victory of the season, his second at the […]