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Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Sunday, 29 Oct, 2017 – 11:47 | Comments Off on Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – First-time winners usually bring a breath of fresh air to an environment that has a tendency to become jaded. Such was the case Saturday when rookie Noah Gragson won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
After exiting his truck on the short track’s frontstretch, the teenager […]

Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
Saturday, 28 Oct, 2017 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Half of the drivers remaining in NASCAR’s playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship have earned a title in the series, but Denny Hamlin said Saturday he doesn’t believe that experience gives them an advantage like it once did.
“I think it’s about the speed that you […]

Burton Cousins To Be Brawling For Same Track Space
Friday, 27 Oct, 2017 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Burton Cousins To Be Brawling For Same Track Space
Burton Cousins To Be Brawling For Same Track Space

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Cousins Jeb and Harrison Burton are no strangers to Martinsville Speedway, having grown up at the tough NASCAR short track when their fathers competed against each other.
On Saturday, however, the two will bring the family ties full circle when they race against each other for the first […]

Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
Monday, 23 Oct, 2017 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As has become the norm at Circuit of The Americas, the eyes of Texas squarely were upon Lewis Hamilton at the conclusion of Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton scored his fifth victory in the six-year history of the FIA Formula One World Championship event in Austin, Texas, a […]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]