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Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]

Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
Monday, 8 Oct, 2018 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Steve Torrence found redemption disguised as revenge Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Lone Star State native made a major move toward securing his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
Fifty-one weeks after a grinding crash at The Plex arguably cost him the 2017 title, Torrence […]

Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Competing for Top Fuel championships is hardly a new sensation for Clay Millican. The ever-upbeat Tennessee resident claimed six International Hot Rod Association titles before transitioning to the NHRA ranks and his current gig with car-owner Doug Stringer and crew chief David Grubnic.
“The biggest difference,” said Millican, […]

Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2018 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Matt Smith’s blueprint for securing the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship is as simple as 1-2-3 aboard a bike he affectionately has described as “hateful, mean and nasty.”
That’s a blunt way of stating that Matt Smith Racing has emerged as a bona fide title contender […]

Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2018 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon has settled into INDYCAR’s lengthy offseason with a seven-figure bonus, a new teammate and the red-carpet launch of a feature documentary about his life and times.
Now a five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing team were honored at the recent INDYCAR Victory Lap celebration […]

Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2018 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winner Ryan Blaney looked as stunned as many of those who competed in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race, and virtually all those who were watching it from the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway and from their comfy chairs in their living rooms.
Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap […]

Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Friday, 28 Sep, 2018 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece bet on himself in 2017, bringing full sponsorship to Joe Gibbs Racing for two NASCAR Xfinity Series events. It was an all or nothing scenario – produce or forgo his dream of competing at stock car racing’s top level.
Preece produced. In the two races […]

Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric, who has an extensive road racing background, said Thursday he was approaching Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL as if it were a street course.
“You have to have a lot of different compromises in your car and something that’s drivable,” says Cindric, who is […]

The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – With the inaugural race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL looming on the horizon, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell breathed a sigh of relief following their performances at Richmond Raceway.
Busch’s Saturday night victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 guaranteed him a trip to the […]

The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 7:52 | Comments Off on The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Elliott Sadler’s memories of racing at Richmond Raceway were abundant Friday, but he cited his first race at the three-quarter-mile track in 1995 as his fondest.
“We pulled in on a flatbed trailer and we were parked in between Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt,” Sadler recalled. “It was […]