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Langdon Captures Gateway
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2016 – 18:30 | No Comment
Langdon Captures Gateway

Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Friday, 23 Sep, 2016 – 7:16 | No Comment
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time

Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 16:59 | No Comment
Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime

Martin Truex Jr. survived an early race tire problem that knocked him off the lead lap, got a great pit stop from his crew late in the race and went on to get the victory Sunday in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs.
The win, his third of the season, […]

Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 18:46 | No Comment
Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1

When leader Kyle Busch spun with a tire down on Lap 182 of 200, Erik Jones took full advantage of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate’s misfortune and went on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.
With four victories this season, Jones enters the inaugural Series Chase as the No. 1 […]

Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 8:07 | No Comment
Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma

Guaranteed the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Team Penske is aiming to close the season in dominating fashion during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud set the pace in the opening day of practice for Sunday’s 85-lap race on Sonoma Raceway’s 2.385-mile/12-turn permanent road-course in Northern California. […]

Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago

RICHMOND, Va. – Several teams received penalties following the Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards said Friday he believed penalties could impact the Chase, which begins next weekend at Chicago.
“I haven’t talked to many people about it in depth, but seeing the 31 car’s [Ryan Newman] penalty and realizing … that could affect […]

Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Friday, 9 Sep, 2016 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season

Denny Hamlin laid down a lap at 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and it comes in the final non-Chase event of the year.
“I thought for […]

Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Monday, 5 Sep, 2016 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go

Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]

Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2016 – 20:47 | Comments Off on Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen
Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon was magical, magnificent and The Man Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International…and that was it for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Completing a weekend during which he led all three practices, qualified on-pole in record-setting style and paced Sunday morning’s warmup session, Dixon blitzed WGI’s repaved 3.37-mile/11-turn circuit […]

Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2016 – 12:34 | Comments Off on Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen
Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Pole-sitter Scott Dixon paced the final 30-minute Verizon IndyCar Series warmup session Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International, and then opted to start the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen on Firestone’s alternate (red) compound tires.
Dixon logged 14 laps around WGI’s repaved, 3.37-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout under sunny skies with a best […]