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Harvick Cruises Through Atlanta
Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Harvick Cruises Through Atlanta
Harvick Cruises Through Atlanta

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Kevin Harvick led 141-of-163 laps, won both stages and took the checkered flag 4.183 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick’s win was his fifth in the series at the 1.5-mile Atlanta oval and the 47th of his career.
“It’s just been a really good place for me, […]

Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
Wednesday, 21 Feb, 2018 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
The Daytona 500 finally lived up to its standing as the Super Bowl of stock car racing. Block, tackle and crash. (At least NASCAR doesn’t have the head injury safety problem that now looms in every NFL game.)
Things are always different on the last lap. […]

Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole

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So much for Alex Bowman suffering from the pressure of taking over ride of NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman drove the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the pole of the 2018 Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Bowman laid down a lap of 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at a speed of 195.644 mph.
The pole was the […]

Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
Friday, 9 Feb, 2018 – 8:19 | One Comment
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2018 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago.
Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during […]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]