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Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Sunday, 4 Feb, 2018 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett unofficially posted the fastest speed in NHRA history Saturday during Day 4 of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
Pritchett powered her Mopar Dodge dragster down the 1,000-foot distance in 3.664-seconds at 334.73 mph. Because the lap was completed during […]

Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
Saturday, 3 Feb, 2018 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The perfectionist in Shawn Langdon quickly has emerged in NHRA preseason testing, as the 2013 Top Fuel world champion transitions into the Funny Car category with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, who earned his Funny Car license in October 2017 in anticipation of the Fuel category switch, posted a top lap of 3.911-seconds […]

Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
Friday, 2 Feb, 2018 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
Wednesday, 31 Jan, 2018 – 15:45 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex
‘Red Dragon’ Has Bittersweet Return To The Rolex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his new role as sponsor with JDC-Miller MotorSports allowed GAINSCO executive Bob Stallings to experience something completely different during the twice-around-the-clock sports car classic.
SLEEP!
“I left the track between midnight and 12:30 (a.m.) and came back at around 6 […]

Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Sunday, 28 Jan, 2018 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24
Action Express Cleans Up At The Rolex 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Action Express Racing survived a dying engine in its No. 5 car and a driver-time snafu in its No. 31 car to finish 1-2, respectively, overall in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Billed as “North America’s […]

Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak
Van Der Zande Likes Being A Control Freak

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –What’s it like leading the Rolex 24 At Daytona?
“It’s beautiful when there’s nobody in front,” pole-sitter Renger van der Zande said after completing his opening stints in Saturday’s 56th edition of “North America’s Most Prestigious Sports Car Race.”
van der Zande and the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. were […]

Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof
Castroneves Adjusting To Driving Under A Roof

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves’ transition from Indy car superstar to admitted sports car novice will continue at full-bore this weekend, when the affable Brazilian and Acura Team Penske compete in the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Castroneves missed qualifying on-pole Thursday for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship […]

Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 19:46 | One Comment
Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Blaney only has one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on his racing resume and he has yet to claim a championship, but the soft-spoken 24-year-old driver is already walking in Richard Petty’s footsteps when it comes to dealing with the fans.
Last year at Texas Motor Speedway he sat […]

Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 19:32 | One Comment
Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing became a leaner organization at the conclusion of the 2017 season and it’s a change that Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric believe will strengthen RCR this year.
Last year, RCR fielded three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and five in the Xfinity Series. […]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
Saturday, 20 Jan, 2018 – 9:13 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A class of five inductees, including dedicated engine-builder Robert Yates, was enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night during ceremonies conducted in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center.
Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ken Squier make up 2018’s ninth class of […]