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DeJoria Wins Pole, Breaks Record at zMAX
Saturday, 23 Apr, 2016 – 19:00 | Comments Off on DeJoria Wins Pole, Breaks Record at zMAX
DeJoria Wins Pole, Breaks Record at zMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – One day after NHRA Funny Car driver Matt Hagan broke the track record at zMAX Dragway, Alexis DeJoria stole it from him to claim the No. 1 starting position for this weekend’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods.
Other top qualifiers Saturday were Steve Torrence in Top […]

Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama
Saturday, 23 Apr, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama
Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth delivered a well-timed, one-two punch for team-owner and Indy car icon A.J. Foyt Jr. Friday, topping the 21-car Verizon IndyCar Series field during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Sato clocked a lap time of 1 minute, 7.2157-seconds at 123.186 mph, less than a half-second […]

Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday, 17 Apr, 2016 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway
Edwards Stomps Field At Bristol Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards survived a spate of late-race restart challenges  – including two in the final 10 laps –and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and likely moves him into the […]

Sprint Cup Rookies Are Piling Up Top-10 Finishes
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2016 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Rookies Are Piling Up Top-10 Finishes
Sprint Cup Rookies Are Piling Up Top-10 Finishes

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Throughout NASCAR’s history certain rookie classes have generated more attention than others, but it has been quite some time since the top two rookie contenders have so heavily epitomized the sport’s future.
Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney both come from racing families, having known the sound of high-powered […]

Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
Wednesday, 13 Apr, 2016 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bob Vandergriff Jr. shut down his NHRA Top Fuel team Tuesday, his unexpected retirement leaving recent first-time national event winner Leah Pritchett and Dave Connolly free agents after four of 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
According to a report on NHRA.com, the entire BVR organization has been shut down […]

Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2016 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas
Kyle Busch A Sweeping Success In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch continues to lower the broom on his NASCAR peers.
Busch completed his second NASCAR sweep in as many weekends Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, overcoming an early pit road mishap to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series marathon.
Busch, who posted a dominant victory in Friday […]

Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2016 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS
Busch, Gibbs Want To Earn Interstate Honor At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Norm Miller’s renowned God-fearing patience likely was challenged on the afternoon of April 6, 1997, when the checkered flag flew on the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The chairman of Interstate Batteries, Miller watched as Jeff Burton wheeled the No. 99 Exide […]

Kyle Busch Hog Ties XFINITY Field In Texas
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2016 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Hog Ties XFINITY Field In Texas
Kyle Busch Hog Ties XFINITY Field In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch set himself up for a second consecutive NASCAR weekend sweep Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway with a dominant performance en route to victory in the 20th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
Busch, who swept the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series events […]

A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
Monday, 4 Apr, 2016 – 7:50 | Comments Off on A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After a dismal 2015 season in which A.J. Allmendinger produced no top-five and only three top-10 finishes, the Los Gatos, Calif., native’s fickle NASCAR career appeared Sunday to have again found solid footing.
In Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Allmendinger trailed winner Kyle Busch by a mere 0.663 second […]

Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2016 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Jeff Gordon’s retirement, Martinsville Speedway’s top three race winners no longer compete, leaving Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin as the only active drivers in the top 10 of this statistic.
In a category NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads with 15 victories, Johnson ranks fourth […]